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Production Time

5 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

6 in × 4 in

Page Count

12 Cards

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4 earth tones from French Paper's Construction Line. They are 100% recycled.

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This piece is available for purchase for $20

Eco-friendly, lovingly executed calendar cards double as postcards, making for fresh cradle-to-cradle design. Conceptually simple yet sprouting inspiration, this calendar makes 2012 look like a ripe field of possibility.

This year’s calendar started with a trip around the world. I was inspired by many things including plants in SE Asia, papercuts in China, and the Japanese design aesthetic. I guess this calendar is a hodge-podge of different design elements that appeal to me. Here is a look behind the scenes at my process of designing a month.

I knew the calendar would be screen printed so paper cuts were a natural route to receive great results. I also chose to use one color to save on printing production costs to keep the retail price reasonable. I used 4 earth toned papers to add variety to the calendar. I also designed the packaging to fold into a stand for the calendar. No more yucky plastic stands.

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Illustrations: Laura Trimmell




This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

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Jessica Mullen

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Jessica Mullen

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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December 1, 2011


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