The Carnival at the End of the World Tarot Deck


A unique, carnivalesque take on the traditional tarot by the Truppe Fledermaus.

The second edition of our Carnival at the End of the World Tarot Deck with a new box and card back. Printed on high quality playing card stock with curved corners for maximum durability. Includes 6 bonus images for a total of 84 cards.


Carnival at the End of the World Tarot is a contemporary tarot deck summoned from the same mythologies artist duo Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick have been exploring in their recent photographs, paintings and book project. In 2006, their multimedia project Eisbergfreistadt included a poker deck that when laid out in a long line, revealed a panoramic narrative of climate change and environmental devastation. In 2017, as the stakes of the Great Game have grown greater and the Anthropocene has exponentially brought change and chaos to many lives around the world, they have moved from making cards for jovial pastimes to those for divination: the Tarot, which in its traditional uses has been consulted to forecast disaster, anticipate risk, and navigate life-choices through backstage access to the Unseen. However, worry not if you don't wish to dabble in sortilege and oracular query to peruse a glimpse of what the future may have in store for you--you may also ruminate upon the cards one by one in a linear fashion, and meditate upon the views from the Fool's Journey as one would read a Pilgrim's Progress; or, just as seekers and wanderers once stowed painted icons and gilded relics in the pockets of their cloaks, the Tarot can be a portable trove of mystifying talismanic images to accompany, inspire and entertain you on your own peregrinations.