Harlem-based Artist is Shining a Light on Black Queer Individuals

Kendrick Daye is a multi-media artist and designer, living in Harlem, NY. His diverse approach to making art include art direction, bespoke design, music, and most notably collage – both digital and analog. Through his unique and striking work, Kendrick aims to create art that imagines a future where black queer life is prosperous and thriving. With this purpose, he is creating a new lens for queer individuals to see themselves in a spiritual space that has existed for years and excluded queer voices, tarot cards.

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In his latest project, the Black Queer Tarot, Kendrick is challenging outdated, non-inclusive decks of the past. This new approach takes the traditional 78-card Tarot arcana and remakes them with a diverse cast of muses. Each card’s mission is paired with a Black queer individual, and told beautifully through captivating graphics, and beautifully pastel and striking colors. This new approach isn’t just providing a fresh touch on tarot cards, but the inclusive tone is helping queer individuals re-imagine a world where they are not “just living – we’re thriving,” Kendrick shares.

The 78 cards are larger than standard Tarot cards to show off the vibrant artwork (3.5″ x 5″ or 89x127mm) and printed on premium heavyweight 350 GSM card stock to make these cards a long-lasting collector’s item. The BLACK QUEER TAROT is available for pre-order as a full 78-card deck and a hardcover companion guidebook written by Justin Henry that features in-depth descriptions of the artwork, both upright and reversed meanings and three custom spreads making this deck ideal for both beginner and experienced readers.

To learn more about Kendrick and his upcoming projects, visit: https://www.kendrickdaye.com/

Instagram: @kendrickdaye


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