Conceived by: Jon Ardern, Anab Jain and Paul Graham Raven
Designed and Produced by: Superflux
Illustrations: Amélie Barnathan
We heard you loud and clear, and now the wait is over! Our futures storytelling card deck Instant Archetypes are back in stock from summer 2023. Order yours before it sells out (again).
PRE ORDERS FOR THIS ITEM ARE NOW CLOSED BUT CHECK BACK SOON AS THE CARDS WILL BE BACK IN STOCK FROM SUMMER 2023.
Following the successful Kickstarter campaign that brought Instant Archetypes to life in just TWO days, our subsequent product runs sold out just as fast, and so, we are very happy to announce that Instant Archetypes is back for 2023!
Instant Archetypes is a reimagining of the Major Arcana to navigate our deeply uncertain times. Tarot is not so much magic, as the exploration of synchronicity. Archetypes pick up new names and faces on their travels and, while we’ve reinterpreted their meanings, it’s our hope to lay bare their enduring relevance in the present, and in our as-of-yet unwritten futures.
Instant Archetypes are a useful tool for systems thinkers and practitioners, strategic decision makers, business managers, designers, coaches, capacity builders, imagination facilitators, educators and beyond. Anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the world around them can use the cards to explore their place within it, imagining undiscovered possibilities and connections from the prompts they offer. The cards are a useful way for shifting perspectives, problem solving, block dislodging, strategy finding: a toolkit for exploring plural futures.
Superflux is a boundary-defying, award-winning design and experiential futures company, as well as a research and art practice founded by Anab Jain and Jon Ardern in 2009. With over 13 years of consistent recognition from global and independent clients, Superflux has forged a pioneering path for socially-committed and sustainable foresight and engaging design projects spanning culture, technology, education, lifestyle, media, politics, and business. The results are digital, physical, and immersive expressions of imaginative journeys towards alternative futures in a climate-altered world.
Size: 140mm x 95 mm
User Guide: Features descriptions of each new archetype, including quick reference keywords, and four styles of readings.
Special features: Each pack of Instant Archetypes is printed on 400gm Munken with an anti-scuff coating to help you explore plural futures well into a distant future.
Orders will begin dispatching in June 2023 via Royal Mail Tracked – please note, shipping times will vary.