In a reimagined interpretation of the Original Rider–Waite® Tarot deck, artist Steve Erenberg has embraced an "up close and personal" approach in creating the Erenberg Tarot. Departing from the traditional "scene" depiction for each card, Erenberg fills each frame with a bold illustrative style. This unique approach zooms in on details often overlooked in a more traditional composition, enabling readers to uncover clearer and more direct meanings in their readings.
While bold and direct, the Erenberg Tarot is also imbued with colorful whimsy, inviting you to step into the pages of a captivating fairy tale. The card names and numbers are elegantly set in a hand-drawn type reminiscent of a child's storybook. When placed side-by-side, the cards effortlessly weave a story that you'll want to read and interpret.
Although the guidebook is somewhat light on meanings, interpretations, and spreads, the cards don't particularly need much explaining. Erenberg has done a tremendous job in creating images that are not only joyful and beautiful but also clear and direct.
Overall, the Erenberg Tarot would be a wonderful addition to any Tarot enthusiast's collection, standing out from the traditional with a whimsical edge.
—Nick, tarot collector & reader / PageofCupsTarot on Instagram
Clever and vibrant—an exciting fresh take on the traditional Raider Waite Smith. My first thought when I opened the box and went through the cards was "David Palladini meets Morgan Greer". I love how Erenberg nodded to the tradition established by those tarot moguls while making an original statement with his innovative twist and shift of perspective. It reads like a dream!
The Erenberg Tarot by Steve Erenberg , now out from U.S. Games Systems, has been my OBSESSION the last few weeks! Steve Erenberg masterfully reimagines the classic RWS imagery by providing a purposeful zoom-in on the imagery. This gives the feeling that the characters in the deck have come to life and are looking outward toward me, rather than having the reader be on the outside looking in. This deck was instantly a reliable, interesting reader for me! I can’t wait to share more in my next New Deck Test Pilot video!
—Christa Chronicles, Tarot collector & YouTuber
This deck is awesome in so many ways. It’s so interesting to think about the choices made in this deck regarding which symbols and colors from the original RWS deck would be included and which symbols would be removed or where he would add new symbols altogether. I love the way some of the characters feel like they are trying to escape or infiltrate the border. The pencil shading gives the cards a softness that feels inviting and looks great in spreads. It has a neutral energy, and it works for just about any type of reading. This one is going to be a classic.
—Robyn's Reflections, Tarot collector & YouTuber
This is a great deck if you prefer simplicity in your cards. The author did a great job in capturing just the key symbols and elements from the Rider Waite Smith System on each card. The result is a simple, nice and clean deck without any 'distractions' on each card and a very readable and easy to interpret deck. The cardstock is great to shuffle and comes with a nice guidebook. This deck also reminds me of the classic Aquarian Tarot, so if you are a fan of that deck and looking for a new, upgraded deck that is similar in style, you may want to check this deck out and give it a try!
—Anne Thi, Tarot collector & YouTuber
This deck is so much fun to me. It's like someone went to every card with a Polaroid and snapped a close-up picture of an element in the card. I love the star card, too. There is just something about this artwork that makes you want to dive in and learn more about what the cards have to say. I'm excited to work with this deck more!
—Jen Sankey, creator of Stardust Wanderer Tarot