Cristy C Road’s Next World Tarot has been celebrated since 2017 for its detailed envisioning of justice, resilience, accountability, and reclaimed magic.
Featuring body outlaws, endangered cultures, and anti-colonial belief systems, the Next World Tarot envisions a world where justice relies on respect and revolutionary love.
The Fool’s Journey is about smashing systematic oppression, owning their truths, being accountable to the people and places that support them, and taking back a connection to their body that may have been lost through trauma or societal brainwashing.
The Next World Tarot is a visual spectacle of both the battle cry and the re-connection between outcasts and their criminalized identities.
The deck will be immortalized this summer as an oversize (9” x 12”) full-color hardcover art book with accompanying essays expanding upon each of the 78 illustrations, in English and Spanish, from radical indie publisher Silver Sprocket.
The Next World Tarot began as a project that would vary in media based on Roads’ time and resources, evolving into a complex series of drawings created with micron and gel pens, markers, white out, and whatever acrylic paint she could get her hands on; illustrated on sheets of bristol vellum paper ranging in size from 11” x 14” and 18” x 26”.
It’s cast of electric queer characters evolved into a disarray of minds, bodies, and souls; who triumph through societal challenge.
This summer will also see the release of the iconic deck and reader in a “pocket edition” for easier transportation and shuffling at 2.6” x 3.5”.
Hardcover art-book: 176 full-color pages; 9″ x 12″; SRP: $50; ISBN: 978-1-945509-384
Pocket deck: 78 cards and booklet; 2.6″ x 3.5″; SRP: $20; ISBN: 978-1-945509-37-7
Original deck; 78 cards and booklet; 4″ x 6″; SRP: $50; ISBN: 978-1-945509-29-2