Perpetual calendar

Letterpress perpetual calendar
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I wanted to create a present that I could give to clients and close friends. Because of my passion for letterpress, it should be printed in letterpress. And it should be long-lasting. A perpetual calendar was the best choice. The paper is Fedrigoni Materica 360 gr, then edge painted in a kind of blue avio. On the cover, the infinity symbol: what's more perpetual than infinity? I used 0 and 1 numbers to design the phrase “Perpetual Calendar” using ASCII binary characters. The cover is obviously a digital illustration, then printed with a cliché.

Typography: text is composed by hand with lead type, Neon by Nebiolo (design by Giulio da Milano). I like this typeface since it changes its width/height ratio at different body sizes. I used this feature to set weekdays in different languages on top of each other, while I used numbers at a bigger body size. The date can be set the Italian way (day/month) or the American way (month/day).

Copies: this letterpress perpetual calendar was printed in a limited edition of 50 pieces.

Client / Personal project
Project / Product & Print Design
Print / Letterpress by Archivio Tipografico
Year / 2014