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calendar 2008 an investigation of color in art and design


january


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31 1 New Year’s Day 21 Martin Luther King Day


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1 Valentine’s Day 21 Washington’s Birthday


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june


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1 Labor Day


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november


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11 Veteran’s Day 27 Thanksgiving Day


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explanation Each month of this calendar takes its inspiration from the pairing of one work of a graphic designer and one work of an artist with similar color palettes. I chose to keep each hybrid form simple, and placed each on a gray background to emphasize the colors and to maintain continuity throughout the year. The level of gray changes with the seasons, with the darkest grays appearing in the summer months, and the lightest grays appearing in the winter months.


designers Lester Beall Max Bill Ivan Chermayeff Karl Gerstner Paul Rand Piet Zwart

artists Alexander Calder Stuart Davis Robert Delaunay Ellsworth Kelly Paul Klee Sol Lewitt


jan  rand + davis

feb  gerstner + lewitt

mar  rand + kelly

apr  bill + lewitt


may  chermayeff + delaunay

jun  bill + delaunay

jul  beall + calder

aug  gerstner + klee


sep  zwart + calder

oct  chermayeff + klee

nov  zwart + kelly

dec  beall + davis


This calendar was produced by Katy Harris at the Rhode Island School of Design, for the Spring 2007 session of Designing with Color taught by Aki Nurosi.

The type is set in Meta, designed by Erik Spiekerman, and printed with a Canon i9900 on double-sided heavyweight matte paper.



2008 Calendar