Artist Bethalynne Bajema originally started many of these collages based upon a series of graphic novels by Max Ernst that resulted in the series Une semaine de bonté (A Week of Kindness). Her chosen muse was J.J. Grandville and his work Un Autre Monde.
Additional sources for the collages include classic Sears & Roebucks catalogs and Victorian era illustrations and wood-cuttings. Every item used for the deck comes from the public domain. Each card features as few as three different collage sources all the way up to twelve different ones. After the initial pieces are cut-out and worked together, additional ink work was used to flesh out the new image. The final touch to each card was light color tinting.
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Each card pays homage to the Rider-Waite-Smith illustrations with a few variations that make this Neo-Victorian deck delightfully unique.
One thing that stands out is the use of forks instead of swords, even though the cards from that suit are still labeled as swords.