Without a doubt, The Fey Tarot is a fairy themed tarot. However, Riccardo Minetti's concept and Mara Aghem's artwork tarot evokes a more universal manga-influenced variety of fairies. This departure from traditional celtic fairies is refreshing, and makes this deck stand apart from other fairy themed tarots.
The artwork is particularly interesting. Aghem drawing are cartoonish and slightly manga-like, seemingly penciled in pastels colors. Her imagery is charming, joyous, and elegant, fitting for this fairy themed tarot.
The cards are labeled in five languages. English label stands alone at the top right of the cards while Italian, French, German and Spanish are arranged in two columns at the bottom.
The Major Arcana are numbered with roman numerals, starting at 0 with The Fool, which are written at the top left corner of each card. A yellow line is used as a border. A few have been renamed: The High Priestess is The Seer, The Hierophant is The Wisest, Wheel of Fortune is the Wheel, and The Star is The Stars. Also, the artwork in these is quite loosen from the traditional imagery although it somewhat follows the Rider's tradition. For example, The Hanged Man portraits a winged fairy diving upside down, and The Lovers shows two elementals, a sitting male from earth and a floating upside down female from air, looking at each other.
The Minor Arcanas are numbered at the top left corner also. On these cards, green, blue, red, and purple lines are used as border for the suits of wands, chalices, swords, and pentacles. The artwork in these follow the same style as for the Major Arcana. The imagery usually includes a single figure from the suit such as a tree (wands), a chalice, a sword or a pentacle.
Of the Court Cards, the four knights are the most interesting because of their rides. The Knight of Wands rides a multi-colored bird. The Knight of Chalices rides a giant lobster. The Knight of Swords rides a white dragon. The Knight of Pentacles rides a rabbit.
I recommend this deck for collectors looking for nontraditional fairy themed tarot. This deck comes with a fitting box and a Little White Book.
Other decks by Minetti:
The Fey Tarot
Manga Mini tarot