Happy December darlings! It's been a busy couple of months of big branding projects, luxe destination weddings, and prep for our first ever kids&baby Open Studio...which was such fun, and such a success! Will share more of all that with you soon...but we thought we'd take advantage of this date and talk about our new 2018 Desk Calendar. One more month before we can really whip out and start using these babies and frankly, I can't wait.
If Letterist calendars are usually a show of hand-lettering and calligraphy, and our wall calendar this year was an homage to paper...this little guy is definitely an ode to words and typography. Totally inspired by an excerpt from Walt Whiman's preface to Leaves of Grass...(first published in 1855!)...it is twelve wonderful pieces of advice, which as he suggests are to be read, "in the open air every season of every year of your life." Paired with the beautiful ghostly numerals of Moshik Nadav's Paris Pro Regular White...and set in a circular and beautifully architectural layout, which I must admit, I needed dad's mathematical wisdom to create.
They come with natural Mukwa wood holders...designed by yours truly and made right here in Zambia, although if you notice in these photos...I also partnered with a dear friend and local client - Lake Iron - to carve some kick-ass, hand-crafted holders out of stone. If you're one of my favourite people...you may just get one in your stocking this year...but if you'd like to order one, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know.
Wishing you a festive December...and all the best for 2018. Until then...enjoy this little visual story of our favourite calendar yet, put together (almost entirely without me!) by my awesome interns B+S. Looking through this makes me realize...2018 is going to rock in so, so many ways.