At the end of every year, we take time to reflect back on the changes that took place at Openbox: the projects that excited and challenged us, the new collaborators who joined our community and those familiar faces we said goodbye to. As a way to thank all those who were with us on our journey through 2017, we created the gift of a deck of cards—a reminder to make time for play in 2018.
Our work philosophy here embraces play in a few different ways, from a willingness to experiment, to trying something that might not work, to knowing that exploration could bring us closer to our best ideas. So these cards are a reminder to ourselves, and an invitation to our community, to find purpose that purpose in play.
We were inspired by Shantell Martin’s art practice that blurs the boundary between artist and viewer, and so we invited her to create the artwork for the cards. They’re a playful reminder that even the smallest tasks deserve a creative approach.