GRD_3020_F10_P002

Calendarios.

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Above: Rosie, 24″ x 36″. Fall, 2010.

My MCAD GRD_3020_F10 typonauten recently undertook a special challenge, to design a 24″ x 36″ B&W calendar (2011) that responded to this simple directive: “Create a clear and functional typographic system that allows the user to keep track of daily occurrences and to plan for the future. Your goal will be to design a system that exists in the background, yet establishes usage guidelines that are flexible.” We described our intended audience as international artists, architects, and designers. Students were encouraged to add and discover complexity, in terms of international holidays, phases of the moon, etc.

First out of the gates were undoubtedly Yuka, Rosie, and Noelle, each making a strong connection with both a concept and strong formal statement. However, given some time, the entire group responded to this leadership and I think you might agree, found some exciting typographic solutions. My thanks to this latest group of typonauts, avanti! Check back soon for results from the longer-term P001, our 2011 calendar books. These are extremely promising, I might add.

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Above: Noelle, 24″ x 36″. Fall, 2010.

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Above: Yuka, 24″ x 36″. Fall, 2010.

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Above: Josh, 24″ x 36″. Fall, 2010.

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Above: Lindsey, 24″ x 36″. Fall, 2010.

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Above: Nicole, 24″ x 36″. Fall, 2010.

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Above: Patrick, 24″ x 36″. Fall, 2010.

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Above: Akshay, 24″ x 36″. Fall, 2010.

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Above: Laura, 24″ x 36″. Fall, 2010.

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Above: Sara, 24″ x 36″. Fall, 2010.

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Above: Peter, 24″ x 36″. Fall, 2010.

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Above: Anton, 24″ x 36″. Fall, 2010.

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Above: Rachel, 24″ x 36″. Fall, 2010.

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Above: Yuka, 24″ x 36″. Fall, 2010. Unsolicited but extremely welcome color alternative. A glimpse of La Futura? Sugoi, ne?

Honto ni, domo arigato gozaimashtah, typonauten!

UPDATE: Link to Yuka’s personal portfolio site with more images and detail. Everyday is a holiday!

UPDATE II: Work from Brain and Heather below.

Above: Heather, 24″ x 36″. Fall, 2010.

Above: Brian, 24″ x 36″. Fall, 2010.




16 Responses to “GRD_3020_F10_P002”

OMG!! seriously amazing!

kindra added these words on Oct 19 10 at 9:48 PM

These calendars look great. Nice dynamics and complexity.

Ryan Hageman added these words on Oct 19 10 at 10:05 PM

that’s gooood stuff. mmmm

tousue added these words on Oct 19 10 at 10:15 PM

Danke, Freunde! The typonauten will appreciate your support, as I do!

Erik Brandt added these words on Oct 19 10 at 10:25 PM

GRD_3020_F10_P002 Calendarios. Please for to be enjoying! http://ow.ly/2Wd85 #design

Erik Brandt added these words on Oct 20 10 at 1:55 AM

Some interesting systems. #killer! RT @geotypografika: GRD_3020_F10_P002 Calendarios. Please for to be enjoying! http://ow.ly/2Wd85 #design

Dylan C. Lathrop added these words on Oct 20 10 at 2:02 AM

Great design blog by my Typography Prof – RT @geotypografika GRD_3020_F10_P002 Calendarios. Please for to be enjoying! http://ow.ly/2Wd85

Anton Pearson added these words on Oct 20 10 at 2:35 AM

Yuka shared this via the FB and I’ve updated the post here, but here is a link to her personal site with more detail on her work: http://yukabooto.chu.jp/mcad/typo01.htm

Erik Brandt added these words on Oct 20 10 at 8:57 AM

Loving those colors

Josh added these words on Oct 20 10 at 9:19 AM

LOVE LOVE LOVE.

huong added these words on Oct 20 10 at 11:34 AM

Sugeeeehh! Piccsy posted Yuka’s color version here: http://piccsy.com/2010/10/calendar-10czp/

Erik Brandt added these words on Oct 21 10 at 11:52 AM

I’m sorry to write thanks here.
I really appreciate your kindness.
Thank you so much.
ありがとうございました。

Yuka Nishino added these words on Oct 25 10 at 10:33 PM

I’m sorry to write thanks here “late”.
(I made a mistake, sorry…)

Yuka Nishino added these words on Oct 25 10 at 11:40 PM

Nothing to be sorry for, Yuka, and many thanks for your comments.

Erik Brandt added these words on Oct 26 10 at 8:18 AM

Wow! These look great! I especially love Rosie and Yuka’s! Much fun to look at.

tuesday bassen added these words on Nov 22 10 at 10:03 AM

Thanks for having a look, Tuesday. Look for updates with their calendar books and periodic tables soon!

Erik Brandt added these words on Nov 22 10 at 10:28 AM

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