New Year, New Calendar

In 2011 I was asked to design a multicultural calendar for 2012.

The goal was a colorful and friendly one that emphasizes certain important holidays from cultures all around the world (among other requirements).

I thought to myself: this is going to be so much fun and it fits me perfectly since I am an immigrant myself and I enjoy to learn more about different cultures.

One thing that stuck in my head was that they wanted the calendar to be approachable in schools and that was the key for me to come up with a more “playful” and lively design than the previous years. So I decided to go with vivid colors and to make a collage of the elements representing the highlighted holidays for every month.

Another thing that I wanted to add to the calendar was something characteristic of Sweden: the weather smiley So every top design has a little weather section in the bottom left corner, of the top design, and also a color scheme that goes with that particular month of Swedish weather.

To see the rest of the calendar, please see the slideshow here and I would love to hear your opinion.

New Year, New Calendar