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 Posted: Wed Sep 30th, 2009 04:03 pm
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Demian Brennan-Gould
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As a collector of "Lenormand" style decks, I was interested
to see this item, just recently introduced. Here are links...
 
Art Fire Seller: Orenda Luna
http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=446727
 
Etsy Seller: L A V E N G R O
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31778428
 
The description of the cardstock is detailed:
"They are printed on Heavy Cardstock, 80# (216 grams/meter sq.), in a lightly shaded Gray Linen.
Californian made cardstock is 30% post consumer fibre, and made with renewable (wind) energy."
 
A limited edition of numbered decks, and there are some nice pictures.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 1st, 2009 03:16 pm
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I got mine in the mail today.

The stock is lovely and the grey colour an inspired choice. The box is sturdy but understated and I am very impressed by the concise yet comprehensive instruction sheet and original spread.

I'm not impressed, however, by the "professional" printing quality - the lines are often blurred across the image as though the printing heads needed cleaning. Also, the images are often pixelated, as in the Child card if you look at the hoop. This is not the case in all the cards; the quality is not consistent, nor is the style or complexity of the artwork.

All in all, a charming set which I am glad to have and I am enjoying reading with it, but not as pronounced an accomplishment as it could have been.

\m/ Kat

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ARLO wrote: Hello Kat!
 
A generously fair analysis and kindly and thoughtful critique.
My rationale in every case was lucidity of image rather than
superiority of illustration. A good example is 25 RING where
the right Lenormand ring won out over the best artwork and
this was the consistent strategy, which led to inconsistencies
in imagery but was embraced as the best course of action...
As for the printing, the equipment costs more than I live on
year to year. The paper ~ well, I know my paper, and that
was never going to be less than "Yes!" ~Le Normand ARLO
is completed, and no turning back: the future is before us.
 
Many Thanks!
~Arlo



Additional notes:
 
Osgood's American First Reader for Schools and Families
Lucius Osgood (Pittsburgh, H. I. Gourley, 1870) [and: edited]
 

 


A cherished inspiration, to which homage is gratefully acknowledged...
here seen in the late 1880's to mid 1900's to current production forms:
 

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"Hello Kat!
 
A generously fair analysis and kindly and thoughtful critique.
My rationale in every case was lucidity of image rather than
superiority of illustration. A good example is 25 RING where
the right Lenormand ring won out over the best artwork and
this was the consistent strategy, which led to inconsistencies
in imagery but was embraced as the best course of action...
As for the printing, the equipment costs more than I live on
year to year. The paper ~ well, I know my paper, and that
was never going to be less than "Yes!" ~Le Normand ARLO
is completed, and no turning back: the future is before us.
 
Many Thanks!
~Arlo"

Fair point about the lucidity of image - I see totally what you were going for there now, and you did succeed. Knowing that story does help to understand the images better :)

I still love the paper :) I fall in love with it every time I touch it.

\m/ Kat

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Namaste

2011 looks promising too... free U.S. domestic shipping, discounts internationally.

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Fkc!

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Demian Brennan-Gould wrote: Fkc!
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