Artist Duo Kahn + Selesnick’s Carnival at the “End of World” Tarot Deck

Artfully updating the divination deck while maintaining the nomenclature and numbering

For lovers of art or believers in the the art of divination, Kahn + Selesnick‘s Carnival at the End of World Tarot Deck brings a contemporary spin to the mystic experience. The artistic duo, based in Hudson, New York, kept by both the Rider-Waite-Smith nomenclature and numbering for the major arcana. They have, however, updated the iconography (through eccentric new pictorial representations that truly invoke …

Questions & Empathy Card Deck

Part game, part self-reflection tool, this set aims to make individuals and groups see things from another angle

After launching their “Applied Empathy” speaker series in spring of 2016, the team at Sub Rosa found themselves being asked by attendees if the cards used to guide the discussions were available for purchase. These items, now known as Questions & Empathy cards, break down the seven archetypes of empathy—Sage, Inquirer, Convener, Alchemist, Confident, Seeker, Cultivator—and then ask seven questions of each in order to …

Honest Empathy Cards by Emily McDowell

For LA-based designer Emily McDowell, the most difficult part of battling cancer wasn’t the sickness itself, but the loneliness she felt when her friends and family distanced themselves from her. Now cancer-free, McDowell has launched a set of empathy cards inspired by the things she wished her pals would have told her while she was ill. The cards boast hand-drawn lettering, bright illustrations and honest, …