TPO Lenormand handmade Oracle / TSR015 / handmade
The cards are constructed from two printed sheets of 160gr verger paper, glued together with handmade glue from a traditional recipe. The sheets are then pressed and dried before being stenciled and cut by hand.
Number of Cards: 36
Card size: 5,5 x 8,5cm
Packaging: Handmade artisanal cardboard box
Box Size: 10,5 x 7 x 3cm
Each deck is dated and signed
The handmade divinatory Oracle “TPO Lenormand” is a modern and contemporary tool that pushes the boundaries of imagination and invites you to dive into a unique divination experience.
Pushing boundaries : An homage to experimental visionaries
TPO Lenormand pays homage to the visionary creativity of experimental typographers from the 80s and 90s, showcasing their ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. This Lenormand oracle transcends conventions by using distortions and expressive anamorphoses created by scanners and photocopiers, giving a new dimension to ancient typographies and revealing a distinct visual universe.
In this approach uniquely focussing on typography, the name of each card in French and English replaces the traditional image associated with classic Lenormand oracles. This originality highlights the simplicity and clarity of divinatory messages, allowing you to establish a direct connection with your intuition.
Evolution of the Lenormand: From Hope to TPO
Marie-Anne-Adélaïde Lenormand, known as Melle Lenormand, was a renowned fortune teller in the 19th century. While the Petit Lenormand oracle is associated with her name, it can be traced back to an oracle called Das Spiel der Hoffnung (the Game of Hope), published in Germany circa 1800. This suggests that publishers capitalized on Lenormand’s reputation, rebranding the Game of Hope as Le Petit Lenormand after her death in 1843. Interestingly, there is no evidence that Melle Lenormand specifically used the cards bearing her name. Instead, she employed various divination techniques, including ordinary playing cards.
Beyond the Ordinary: Unparalleled Aesthetics in the TPO
The TPO Lenormand is adorned with captivating colors: White, Greenish-Blue, Gray, and Fuchsia. Each deck is meticulously crafted using ancestral cardboard techniques, offering an unparalleled tactile experience. Moreover, the card emblems are hand-painted using stencils, giving each card a unique and artisanal aesthetic. The box housing this oracle is a true work of art, created with passion and delicacy.
Much more than a simple divinatory game; the handmade TPO Lenormand is an intriguing blend of tradition and modernity, where words become allies and faithful companions in your personal quest. Be inspired by their power, their ability to reveal, transform, and open new perspectives.