The 2010 calendar marked the beginning of our exploration of pattern as a form of information visualization and representation. Combined with the delicate art of letterpress printing, this calendar was created to represent the beauty, complexity and uniqueness of the ever passing moments. The calendar is arranged in a way where each horizontal strip gives you a different month and the top of each blossom marks the beginning of the week. As you move counter clockwise around the blossom, each section is a different day of the week, Monday thru Saturday with the big teardrops as Sundays.
After the intricacy of the 2010 calendar, the 2011 calendar aimed to be a more simple, functional and interactive piece. Each month ran down a vertical line of embossed circles and the start of each week was marked by a different color. The user was encouraged to use this calendar as a way to keep track of things in a simple way – how many miles they ran, how many movies they watched, how often they updated their status etc.
This tongue-in-cheek antidote playfully badgers the notion of the worlds’ end while simultaneously referencing the Mayan calendar and the 16th century slant on the twelve days of Christmas, at which point the days leading to the New Year cleanse society of its evil appetite. This calendar reads from the outside in, beginning with January as our month of famine. Skeletons line the long and treacherous inauguration of these destructive days leading up to our demise! As we make our way towards the earth, clever iconography tells the tale of voodoo, disease and major catastrophes not to mention an unexpected visit from our extraterrestrial neighbors! To decrypt the calendar look for the opposing colored icons representing each Sunday, setting the tone for a new yet unyielding week ahead. And as you drudge through towards the finish line, take note of the days after December 20th, morphing into x’s, declaring dooms day is now upon us! It’s every man for himself!!!
The year of the snake is always a time of introspection and philosophical metamorphosis and what better way to express this complexity than with a beautiful overlay of colors, patterns and textures inspired by the rich physical qualities of a snake.
The 2014 Fruit calendar not only vividly celebrates the many delicious fruits that are available to eat year round, but it also acts as a functional reference for which fruits are in season. Each month, a different cornucopia of fruits gather together, indicating when is a good time of the year to enjoy those particular fruits. In between the fruits are leaf-like negative spaces, which represent the days of the week. Together, they result is a beautiful patterned trellis effect that will look great throughout the year, and beyond.