TAROT GAME DESIGNER
Designing cryptographic characters & scenes that tell a story — your life story.
“Londa, you are one of the most talented artist’s I have had the honor of working with.”
—Stuart Kaplan CEO U.S. Games Systems (April 1, 1932—February 9, 2021) publisher of Londa Tarot, Crow's Magick Tarot by Londa and Lord Of The Rings Tarot. U.S. Games Systems is the world's largest publisher of tarot.
Londa Marks and her Londa Tarot deck were featured at U.S. Games Systems ABA (American Bookseller Association) 1994 show in Los Angeles. After Londa and Stuart completed interviews Londa performed tarot readings with the Londa Tarot deck.
Shown here is Stuart in his Stamford, CT office with one of Londa's original characters behind him (partially shown top left). It is named, The Shadow. The painting Stuart is holding is Pamela Colman Smith, UK, (February 16, 1878—September 18, 1951); the tarot artist whom he credits for the start and success of U.S. Games Systems. She created the popular Rider-Waite deck.
"Kaplan has always been clear that he decided to leave Wall Street and become a divination and playing card publisher because he was attracted to the history and artwork of tarot cards, rather than their ability to divine the future. However, it seems natural to ask whether he thinks there was some sort of providence that caused the deck to land in his hands... he smiles slowly. “I think there was.”
—ctpost.com, September 13, 2018
Londa Marks 1993 Developing Londa Tarot, San Francisco, CA
Crow's Magick Tarot by Londa Marks - First ever tarot deck created on computer. Published By U.S. Games Systems.
“Your original illustrations are knocking me on my ear; you’re a natural.”
—Art Professor Murray Stern from Athens, Ohio whose work is in the Kennedy Museum of Art Collection
"Londa Marks hallmarks are professionalism, as well as great inspiration. There is no one more creative. The work she has done for me is beyond my highest expectations."
—Alan Spencer, Producer of TV Series Sledge Hammer
"I have never met an artist with more natural ability than Londa Marks."
—Metal Method Productions, Los Angeles, CA
Londa Tarot Videos From Tamara Casper & Devaini Shop
U.S. Games Systems, Inc., who owns 80 of Londa's original oil paintings (as seen in videos here) she created for "Londa Tarot" deck (named by U.S. Games) houses them in a private museum along with Salvador Dali tarot and 15th century Visconti-Sforza tarot.
Stuart Kaplan in his office at U.S. Games Systems, publisher of Londa Tarot. Original character created by Londa Marks behind him (top left).
Art That Tells A Story - Your Story
Artist's have the ability to embed magick into their art. Tarot cards exemplify this. They are a nexus to a magickal, prophetic story when combined with various tarot cards in readings. The cards tell possibilities of who we are, where we are, where we’ve been, and where we’re going. Adept storytellers can reveal the magick in tarot art by articulating the intimate tale meant solely for whom the cards are dealt.