From the creator Chris Ovdiyenko:
The art for this deck is heavily influenced by the 1910 Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck—its pretty much the standard for tarot cards used for divination. Though the style of my art is very different from Pamela Smith’s art, the themes and intent will be very much in the spirit of her artwork with a healthy dose of my own intent and interpretation.
Arcana is first-and-foremost a playing card deck. Wherever possible I’ve pulled inspiration from the RWS Tarot, the Tarot of Marseilles, and the Sola Busca Tarot. That includes the royals, the suits, and the symbolism. That said, combining the two has meant a few tradeoffs.