Open Field, now in it’s third year, is a summer gathering place that brings together relaxation and imagination, recreation, and exploration. We invite the public to come up with their own programs or events and to host it at the Walker’s outdoor space, or to just come and hang out with us on the grove with some beer and brats. From conversation clubs and geodesic dome building, to analog tweeting and international internet cat film festivals, summers on the field reflect the creative and eccentric personalities in our community.
This year’s Open Field identity celebrates the diversity of activities with a set of icons inspired by scout badges. Sometimes explicit, sometimes oblique, the these visual one-liners are an opportunity to communicate something quirky, funny, or beautiful about each event. As the summer progresses, we will continue to create more badges, building up a vocabulary to employ in promotional materials, and establishing a kind of record of all the eclectic happenings the summer.