January is a good time to talk about calendars. I know that it has been a topic around here seeing how we got 6 different ones over Xmas—interestingly two of those were customized and hand made by family members. But I have to say that family birthdays and important dates are not quite as interesting as what Alex Griendling has to offer in his vertical calendar.
After watching La jetée, I began thinking about how cool it would be to see the history of (fictional) time travel play out on a timeline. Unfortunately, I found no such timeline, so I decided to make it myself. I ultimately decided on designing a calendar to hold this information, as it made sense to mesh the two methods of time-keeping. Simultaneously watching a long span of time (the timeline) play out over a short period (12 months) was an idea that immediately appealed to me.
Being the first project I’ve gotten professionally printed, I learned tons. The intricacies of paper weight, wire-o binding limitations, print preparation, all that stuff. I also learned how awesome and helpful the right printers can be.
FPO (For Print Only), is a division of UnderConsideration, celebrating the reality that print is not dead by showcasing the most compelling printed projects.
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FPO is run with Six Apart’s MovableType
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blogs we publish
Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.
Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.
Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.
events we organize
Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.
Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.
Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.