Our 14 Cute Messages Hidden In Matchboxes That We Made During Quarantine
Covid-19 has changed our daily lives in every aspect. Being isolated, working from home, stocking up on toilet papers are now becoming the new reality for all of us.
To share this sentiment, 3XU artists have created a series of encouraging matchbox cards that each person can deeply relate to. Hopefully, they can bring a ray of sunshine to you and your loved ones during these hard times.
Don't Worry, I'd Share My Roll With You
It usually takes us about 15 minutes to create a matchbox from scratch. Of course, this is because we are very used to making a lot of them. First, you have to do the drawing and coloring. Then comes the cutting and sticking part. It's not difficult, but you have to be a bit creative and meticulous!
With that being said, our co-founder mentioned that all of this started out as a hobby, "I just loved drawing and making little silly creations from things that I found at home as a kid."
I'm Just One Phone Call Away Whenever You Need Me
Even Though We Are Spaces Apart, You're Still In My World
I personally like the "I'd share my roll with you" most because although it sounds a bit silly, it actually holds true to me. During the onset of covid, there were all sorts of challenges and shortages. Even a simple thing like a toilet roll would seem so precious. It was just something we took for granted during normal times, and having someone to share a roll with you was really special!
Can't Wait Until The Day We Can Be Less Than 6 Feet Away From One Another!
Birthdays Can Still Be Fun From A Social Distance
I actually work on the business side more while two of my friends (co-founders) work on the creative side. I think the best part is being able to come up with a new creation that can resonate with a lot of people. In particular, something that can put a smile on people's face.
Well, just being able to do what I like and express my creative side is already a great pleasure. It also motivates me a lot to see other people appreciate our work and that it resonates with them. It's great to see how art can bring completely different people together.
Biggest Shout-Out To Our Frontline Workers―our Superheroes!
Distance Won't Keep You Away From My Heart
Believe it or not, nowadays the most challenging part is actually getting the blank matchboxes in the first place. People no longer use matchboxes anymore so it's already hard to get a hold of one. Then we also don't want to buy a real matchbox and throw the matches away, so we had to negotiate with the supplier to just make blank matchboxes to avoid waste. Other than that, the making part is quite fun!
I'd Admit... I Do Miss Holding Hands With You
Bored Panda is awesome. Thank you so much for supporting artists like us and letting us share our work with the world! With that being said, we would love to gather ideas for some new series. What is something that you guys would like us to make?