So, I finally took the plunge and went ahead to create the 2010 Calendar. Although it may be a tad late, I’m still proud of at least being able to finish it :) The concept was inspired by my recent obsession of confectioneries, cakes, or pretty much anything sweet. The calendars are printed on beautifully textured Mohawk paper via Felt.
Without further due, here we go.
I just wish I can photograph it better. I rely on the natural sunlight for my photography since I don’t have a fancy SLR camera or expensive equipment and lighting. The sunlight today wasn’t so great when I was going to photograph it, but I really can’t wait to get the words out! :)
Here is the desktop calendar, which comes with acrylic jewel case:
And there’s also a wall calendar version:
My calendar swap buddy, Barbara, sent me a letterpress calendar from Lark Press. I think the concept of this calendar is so, so great. Each month takes me to a different story. I really, really love the concept for January–a lovely poem by Robert Frost, “Stars” with simple illustration of constellation. Letterpressed poem is my new obsession now!
Each month’s concept and story are so wonderful and so well thought-out. I think a well designed calendar should represents a journey. This one definitely makes me look forward for the year of the tiger and start my new journey soon! Also, I’ve never had any letterpress calendar before in the past, so I’m definitely excited for this one. Thanks, Barbara!
Check out what I got Barbara on her blog.
I can recall that I learn to do some paper quilling back then in elementary school. However, I’ve never known that the art of paper quilling can be a DIVINE beauty. Yulia Brodskaya made it happen. These images below worth a thousand words. Here’s the black and white design from her portfolio.
How lovely are those! And the typographic treatment too! And here’s some more in color. So, so inspiring!
Oh, what fun! I’m liking Mr Krunk-A-Claus a lot. The mini Munny ornament is such a fun Christmas gift, too!
Simple lines, clean and neat type treatments are sometimes the solution for our complicated design problem. I forgot about that lots of times. These TV show posters by Albert Exergian are a good reminder :) Don’t they make you smile? :) The two last posters are my absolute favorite TV show ever :)
I’m so, so excited. There are too many things happening today, I can’t barely contain it! One of my excitement is that I’ve just finished and sent our 2010 calendar design files to the printer. I know I’m SUPER late… *dooh* but I guess it’s better late than never. And then, it’s Friday, hurrah! Here are five of my favorites this week:
. 41 Creative Alphabets. Typography nerds beware. Here are tons of creativeness for your eye’s delight.
. Beyond the Big Day at D*S. It’s a new column over at Design*Sponge that talks about wedding inspired decoration and entertaining ideas. This first post by Once Wed‘s Emily is just too beautiful. Those colors are just pure joy!
. Japanese Matryoshka Sticker Calendar. I saw this the other day at Paper Source and thought that it’s such an adorable idea :)
. Styleture. New blog love! Just found Styleture via Twitter and been stalking the blog ever since. If you’re an architecture or interior design fan, you’ll love this blog :)
Have a joyful weekend, you!
I rarely ever post anything about fashion, but I love this one so much I can’t help it. I think Leanne Marshall is the next best thing in fashion. Oh well, I might not be a fashion expert but she just simply amazed me. Her designs are simple, structural, contemporary and most of the time feminine. She mentioned at her blog that she is mostly inspired by architectures and natures. Pleats, ruffles, flowy lines, beautifuuul colors… my oh my!
And here’s a few of her recent collection
And to reminisce a bit, here’s her winning collection on Project Runway: