The Everlasting Artwork Wall Calendar

April 29, 2010 · 2 comments

in Crafts,Inspiration,lomography,Tutorials

The problem with wall calendars, is that they all look so kitsch. So… stop complaining, and make your own typographical perpetual wall calendar that doubles up as an interactive art piece to woo your visitors.

You need:

1. To go on a photo expedition, and photograph numbers from 1 – 31, as well as days of the week, or letters ie: M for Monday etc

2. A few extra photos to fill the gaps (for example February will have a few numbers short)

3. Fotoclips

Assembling your calendar:

1. Print out all your images Jumbo size (10 x 15cm) and cut them square (10 x 10cm)

2. For durability, print the images onto a thicker board, or have them laminated, as this will help preserve the prints from fingerprints and from bending

3. Check the current months calendar to see what day of the week the 1st day falls on, and arrange your photos into a grid and start clipping them together. Remember to add in your extra photos to fill in the gaps.

At the start of each new month, there is no need to take off all the clips and start over. Leave the row of Days of the Week intact, and remember that the below numbers will miraculously always line up on top of each other:

1-8-15-22

2-9-16-23

3-10-17-24

4-11-18-25

6-13-20-27

7-14-21-28

Leave these columns in tact, and rearrange their position, adding in the extra numbers where required (29, 30 & 31) as well as the extra photos to fill in the gaps.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Erika May 24, 2010 at 8:59 am

Awesome idea, Rikki ! Are you going to make one for your mother for Christmas?

rikki hibbert May 24, 2010 at 9:42 am

Looks like I will! ;-)

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