07 December 2010

Tentacle and Carapace


"Tentacle and Carapace: a letterpress printed calendar of sea creatures" is my hand-printed calendar for 2011. I'm so glad I had it finished before the Halifax Crafters fair this year, as I sold quite a few (last year I only had a few pages done of my flying machines calendar and though I had them on display, I couldn't actually sell any).


All of the names of the months are printed from vintage wood type in the collection of the Dawson Printshop at NSCAD, where I still do most of my printing.


The days of the week and dates of each month are printed from polymer plates. The type is Eccentric, with Cochin for the subtitle on the front.


The sea creatures were also printed from polymer plates, made from my own drawings. (If you read this blog much, or follow me on Twitter or on Facebook, you may remember me writing about working on them.)


If you'd like to purchase a copy of the calendar, you'll find it on Etsy and ArtFire, or you can email me at anagramforink at gmail dot com.

4 comments:

Carol said...

Love your sea creatures...

Niko said...

I'm already trying to decide what to do for next year's calendar . . .

Tim Rast said...

Wow! The calendar looks fantastic.

Niko said...

Thanks! I'm trying to get some photos that show the embossment from the plates on the paper, but it's really hard to get the angle and the lighting and enough depth of field.