The Video Tarot by Arnell and Teppei Ando
In an effort to support the greater artists' community, Three Bones Society is proud to offer the newest work from our dear friend Arnell Ando. Video Tarot is a tantalizing deck created by tarot legend Arnell Ando her son, graphic artist Teppei, while he was home for a year, during a challenging time with Bipolar Disorder. Since watching & talking movies has always been a comfort zone for the pair, it was a great way to explore Tarot’s complex layers, often reflected in the storytelling medium of film. This Major Arcana deck and book set includes traditional + alternative meanings, along with an overview of these 22 celebrated art house films that correspond with the cards. The project proved great fun in disseminating films together, through the lens of the Major Arcana archetypes. We this is an engaging and provocative deck that developes tarot in the 21st Century.
The 76 page, soft-cover book is a friendly, helpful companion. A FREE eBook version with color card images is also available with orders (upon request). Each card write-up has a section with an overview of the movie (may contain spoilers) and key ways it relates to our card. And a section sharing notes about our card art, and another with card meanings (pertaining to readings). Additional movies that also reflect each card's narrative are included for further contemplation, along with space for you to add your own.
The artist, Teppei Ando has a B.A. from the Academy of Art University and has been working as an illustrator and gallery artist since 2007; primarily in Oakland but currently outside Chicago. He has self-published numerous comics and was the editor for the underground cult comic The Gremlin Quarterly; curating artists from around the world. He’s currently working on his first graphic novel, AM i DUMMY which was inspired by his struggles with mental illness. As an animator, Teppei has created music videos for popular bands such as Sonny and the Sunsets, La La Love You, Social Studies, The Sam Chase and Night Auditor, which were favorably reviewed on NPR, SPIN, VICE, JUXTAPOZ, STEROGUM, SF WEEKLY and more. After screening his animated shorts CORPUS DELICTI and DEADLY GARDEN at film festivals, Teppei was asked to contribute animated segments for the feature film RUMINATIONS which screened at various film festivals from coast to coast and went on to win several awards
Arnell Ando is a certified Expressive Arts Therapist who has passionately studied Tarot since the 1980’s. She’s contributed to countless collaborations and created five decks so far, including Transformational Tarot, published by U.S. Games. She also publishes artist's decks, such as Dark Goddess, Minoan, and Tarot of the Crone by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince, and Pholarchos Tarot by Carmen Sorrenti. Since 2011 she’s co-run Tarot Art, History Tours of Italy with her logistics-wiz husband and our Museo dei Tarocchi friends and co-wrote the Tarot Travel Guide of Italy with them.