Creator(s): Lucia Mattioli, Pietro Alligo, Riccardo Minetti
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo
Number of Cards: 78
As explained in the LWB by Minetti, the cards do not have precise symbols, but rather are meant to be explored intuitively.
The cards have no titles. The Majors are marked with a Roman numeral at
the top and bottom borders, and the numbered Minors have an Arabic numeral at
the top border and a suit icon at the bottom. The Courts have the same
suit icons at the bottom, and at the top a graphical icon representing the rank
(a flower for the Page, a horse’s head for the
Knight, a crown for the Queen, and a more elaborate crown for the King).
On the back the card duplicates the same image as on the front, but in a black and white sketch instead. The monochromatic sides of the cards all
contain the same borders and numbers, but
aren’t simply monochromatic printings of the same painting, but are new
renditions of the same image. They seem almost like preliminary charcoal
sketches for the final painted color images.
Interestingly, the black-and-white
images often have different details, or different emphases, than the colored
side. E.g.the moon shines with
unearthly light through twisting branches. On the black-and-white reverse of the
card, there are no branches; instead, thin concentric circles emanate from the
moon, forming a celestial tunnel.