Incidental Tarot (Holly DeFount, 2012) are semi-illustrated: there are no people on them, but the suit elements are not identical and are in different environments rather than on a plain background.
This can be seen with today's card, the Eight of Quills (Swords). Eight dark quills criss-cross over a piece of parchment, which has a wax seal in its centre. It looks as though the seal, which identifies the person writing a letter, is trapped by the quills, and nothing can be written through their overlapping feathered shafts. The traditional RWS meaning of being trapped by your own thoughts can certainly be interpreted from this. The typical "analysis paralysis" is also suggested - too many ideas to actually get anything written. However, there is also a beautiful, varied yet symmetrical aspect to the quills, and I could imagine interpreting this as using focus and structure to make dark thoughts into something beautiful and productive.
As for me, today I can't imagine it is analysis paralysis I face, I've been brimming with ideas the last few days (though none for my dissertation protocol, it must be said!) However, I've been wondering lately if I limit myself too much by my thoughts about how things "should" be done. That may be something I can face today and, who knows, with this in mind perhaps I can do something differently...
I am grateful for the potential to break old habits.