Sophy Hollington’s unique illustrations fuze together the old and the new – a sort of reinterpretation of vintage aesthetics. Inspired by folklore and alchemical symbolism, she creates stunning relief prints by using the intricate process of lino-cutting. But it’s her recent project which caught our attention.
A collaboration between Hollington and writer David Keenan, she illustrated a tarot deck, which accompanied Keenan’s novella, To Run Wild In It. The experimental story was loosely based around the cards, with each chapter being named after a card.
“Every time I finished a card I’d send it to David and he’d come back with a really in-depth interpretation of the art, picking out things I’d not even realized were there,” Hollington shared with It’s Nice That, talking about the creative process taking place behind the scenes.
Hollington anchored her work around these chapters, with the result being the Autonomic Tarot which she now sells in her online shop. “I wasn’t clued up about tarot or it’s users before starting this, so it’s been wonderful to see our deck embraced by that community,” she went on to say. “I’ve heard it really works.”
Check it out in the gallery below: