i seem to have developed a burgeoning collection of tarot card decks. i am, in fact, collaborating on a deck of Raven cards as part of a film project (and more on that soon. we've been adding levels of metasymbolism to the cards and are almost done with the finished deck design)
anyways i needed a box to store them in and built one yesterday. i used up the rest of my supply of 100 yr old cherry, mostly because of the live edge (as seen on the inside of the box lid)
it somehow seemed a fitting use for it.
plenty of room as well for some other decks i have my eye on
from a graphic design standpoint i've become fascinated by the tarot deck for its iconic language and how those major/minor suit icons are changed/altered by different designers.
this wood has some gorgeous figuration to it
i may add a leather strap inside to hold the box lid open at a 90deg angle