design

unfinished tarot

The Incomplete Tarot are a set of illustrated cards, Major Arcana, of 21 characters plus The Fool.

It is a work in progress project since 1997, constantly changing and overhaul; here for the first time in its closest phase to the final one.

Started as a set of “space” cards, designed and handmade watercoloured with the tints of the portuguese “azulejos”, this set of tarot, is the evolution and the mark of time of author’s taste.

Some of the original drawings have been lost during various vicissitudes and the same remaining boards, are kept in a Time Capsule. Therefore, along with the finished boards are combined here even those drafted, awaiting a future revision.

I hope this incomplete project may be of interest and inspiration for the creation of others, more daring.

the Author

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John Alcorn: Evolution by Design

Designs and illustrations by John Alcorn from the new book published by Moleskine: John Alcorn: Evolution by DesignJohn Alcorn, cover for The Military Philosophers, 1968 art director: Sheridan Germann credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by Design Milton Glaser on John Alcorn: “The baby-faced designer with golden hands.” About the book, which was edited by Stephen Alcorn and Marta Sironi:John Alcorn – Evolution By Design is a celebration of the life and work of legendary graphic designer and illustrator, John Alcorn (1935-1992). A never-before released overview of one of the most versatile designers of the 20th century, replete with revealing essays and several hundred images spanning over 4 decades, from the artist’s formative years to his untimely death at age 56. His unique style can be found in hundreds of books (Random House, Simon & Schuster, Rizzoli, Longanesi, Guanda) movie posters (Fellini’s “Amarcord”), magazines and record covers. Alcorn’s career included a sound training at the Push Pin Studios, the celebrated design studio founded by Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, Reynold Ruffins, and Edward Sorel. His work has been exhibited in various locations including The Louvre in Paris.John Alcorn, cover for From a View to a Death, 1968 art director: Martha Lehtola credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by DesignJohn Alcorn, “Charles Dickens, The Story of The Goblin Who Stole a Sexton” The Push Pin Monthly Graphic, November 1957 credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by DesignJohn Alcorn, pharmaceutical illustration, c. 1960 credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by DesignJohn Alcorn, design and illus. for The Abecedarian Book by Charles W. Ferguson, 1964 credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by DesignJohn Alcorn, title design for Fellini’s Amarcord, 1973 credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by DesignJohn Alcorn, unpublished poster for Fellini’s Il Casanova, 1976 credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by DesignJohn Alcorn, cover for Books! by Murray McCain, 1962 credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by Design Books! was reprinted by Ammo last year.John Alcorn, spread for Books! by Murray McCain, 1962 credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by DesignJohn Alcorn, illustrations and design for Pocahontas in London by Jan Wahl, 1967 credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by DesignJohn Alcorn, illus. for Morgan Press calendar, 1967 credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by DesignJohn Alcorn, design and illus. for Never Make Fun of a Turtle, My Son by Martin Gardner, 1969 credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by DesignJohn Alcorn, book cover for Mrs. Wallop by Peter DeVries, 1970 credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by DesignJohn Alcorn, book cover for A Spy in the Family by Alec Waugh, 1970 credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by DesignJohn Alcorn, poster design, Nassau County Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1966 credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by DesignJohn Alcorn, book cover for I Love Galesburg in the Springtime by Jack Finney, 1963 credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by DesignJohn Alcorn, from a series of unpublished political posters concerning work safety, 1972 credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by DesignJohn Alcorn, editorial illus., 1980s credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by DesignJohn Alcorn, design for Morgan Press note cards and stationery, 1968 credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by DesignJohn Alcorn, illustration for the book cover of an Italian edition of Watership Down, 1974 credit: John Alcorn: Evolution by Design Also read Steven Heller’s article on the book. Previously: –Milton Glaser on 50 Watts –Book Covers of Manny Schongut This post first appeared on Nov. 5, 2014 on 50 Watts