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With the new year ahead it is time for thinking about calendars!
I'm working on a calendar project since 2009.
This year it's the fourth time for me to produce the Typographic Wall Calendar and I wanted to share that with you.
I have been corresponding with Hoefler Frere about customizing the standard character set for Whitney. Whitney has a default character set and an alternate set. We want to have some of the alternate characters to replace their default characters in the main set, and are told that choosing an alternate character can only be done manually, one at a time, through the glyphs palatte in InDesign/Illustrator.
I thought this would be the right place to share my project:
I'm working on a typographic wall calendar, made of two thousand and eleven keyboard keys. Last year I did one made of 2010 keys.(http://typophile.com/node/65810)
This year I turned the design into a Kickstarter project. Kickstarter is a public funding platform for design and art projects.
Here is the link to the project-website with a little video: http://kck.st/20eleven
I also was invited to a lengthy interview about my design process:
On my website i wrote a bit more in depth about the piece:
This is the wall calendar for the year 2010. It's made of two thousand and ten keyboard keys. This design offers a new visual experience of time, differently than your average wall calendar. It looks beautiful on the wall, and makes finding dates and marking events a creative process.
The size of the print is B0 (70cm x 100cm / 27.56” x 39.37”).
The printing is done with a standard 4c offset printing machine on 135g/m2 glossy paper, finished with a UV coating to protect the colors from bleaching. The UV coating also provides protection against water and dust.
Worldwide shipping (folded in a protected envelope) is included in the price of $20.10.
For $9.90 extra the wall calendar will be sent rolled in a reusable plastic tube.