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David Palladini

David Mario Palladini was an internationally renowned artist, illustrator, designer, teacher, author, photographer, and musician, primarily known for his unique illustrative style that has been featured in numerous book & magazine covers and interior illustrations, several popular Tarot decks, self-published books, movie, musical and commercial posters, album cover art, opera drawings and pastels to name a few. Some of David’s more acclaimed illustrative works include: The Aquarian Tarot deck and The New Palladini Tarot (Morgan Press, now U.S. Game Systems, Inc., 1970 & 1996 respectively), The Girl Who Cried Flowers and Other Tales, by Jane Yolen (Thomas Y. Crowell, 1973), theatrical movie posters for the 1979 Werner Herzog film Nosferatu the Vampyre (voted one of the most iconic movie posters of all-time) and his most widely-held illustrations from the Trade Edition of Stephen King’s, The Eyes of the Dragon, (Viking, 1987). He passed away in 2019.