28 September 2011

Make a Date

It's that time of year again when designers burn the midnight oil, thrashing their brains for the next big creative calendar idea.

Today, calendars are not just tools that tell you what day or month it is, but serve a much more subtle role in our lives. A well-designed and aesthetically pleasing calendar can alter the visual aspect of a room and can even be a subject around which casual conversation can revolve.

In our minds a calendar plays an imperative role in our lives and defines us by our tastes and styles. Latest advancements in technology have made it possible for us to incorporate our schedules and events into calendars in a virtual form in our mobile devices and computers, but nothing beats the experience of owning a conventional calendar. There are many who prefer to own and use calendars that are physically present which they can touch and feel, an experience that cannot be replicated by modern technology.

Last year we did away with convention and produced the Qubric 2011+ a thumb drive with a preloaded series of desktop wallpaper calendars. Altough we had some great feedback it was mixed with a sense of disappointment that we had not produced our regular calendar that we had been producing for the past 5 years.

This year we have teamed up with our printer and paper supplier in China to produce a collaborative desk calendar version.

Here are some of the design works currently in progress. We'll be sharing more as the project progresses...

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