Wes Anderson Tarot Cards Are a Whimsical Way to See the Future
Do you ever wish Jeff Goldblum could serve as your mystical guide in life? It’s now possible—well, sort of. His Alistair Hennessey character from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) appears on one of the new Wes Anderson-inspired tarot cards sold by Champion Productions.
As spotted by Nerdist, the “Wes Oracles” set includes 32 illustrated tarot cards designed by UK-based illustrator Brett Jones. Each of the characters from Anderson’s oeuvre denotes a different theme that will supposedly pop up in one’s future. Hennessey’s card represents success, obviously. (He has a pretty sweet boat and is a knight in Portugal, after all.)
Atari Kobayashi from Isle of Dogs (2018) stands for faith, M. Gustave from The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) represents escape, and Richie Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) gets the not-so-coveted depression card. No word yet on who was chosen to represent death and lust, among other symbols—some ominous, some fortuitous. However, we are happy to report that Steve Zissou, one of Anderson's most beloved characters, will be included (on the revenge card, of course). The cards, priced at about $13, are available for purchase on the company's website.
Champion Productions, a new gift-making company, previously released a few jigsaw puzzles with different Goldblum characters on them (including his famous shirtless scene from Jurassic Park). Sadly, those puzzles sold out. We can only hope that the company will keep the Goldblum theme going as it continues to release new products.