The Darkness of Light Tarot is a fully illustrated tarot card deck developed by artist and designer Tony DiMauro. It consists of 78 unique cards, designed for historical significance, divination, and collectibility.
The Darkness of Light Tarot is a treatise on the balance found in all things in the universe: the darkest paths we walk there can still be found light, and in the lightest hearts there is still found darkness. This is to be human, and to be a part of the great design of all things.
The deck strives to paint an honest portrait of nature: it doesn't shy away from dark themes but instead embraces them, weaving both darkness and light together to tell the story of the Fool's journey.
The Darkness of Light Tarot aligns with the Wheel of the Year, with each suit corresponding to a season, with the goal of creating a sense of time that flows throughout the deck.
Cards are printed on standard 350gsm cardstock at 2.75" x 4.75" (60mm x 120mm) using a professional offset press. Each deck is shipped with a cotton drawstring bag emboldened with a hand-printed double headed wolf icon. The deck box is printed on ultra sturdy stock, with a matte finishing to reinforce the construction.
A guidebook is in the works, but won't be included in the initial offering. A free, digital version is scheduled to be released late fall, 2017. The deck will be distributed and billed by Wavelength Laboratory, LLC, a company created and run by the artist for publishing and distribution purposes.
About the Artist
Tony DiMauro works as a graphic design professor, illustrator, and gallery artist from his home near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He has created work for clients including Rolling Stone, Playboy, Chicago Magazine, New York Times, Capcom, and Square Enix, among others. His work has appeared in video games, magazines, trade journals and periodicals, and has exhibited in galleries from Los Angeles to New York City. His 20's were spent working at a design agency in New York City.
Thank you to everyone who stuck with me and supported me. By far, this has been the most challenging and rewarding project I have ever had the pleasure of working on. I hope you enjoy using these cards as much as I enjoyed making them, and it brings you the same spiritual experience that I felt while creating them!
I am in your debt.