|“…stunning reinterpretation of a calendar is a masterful example of how a designer can completely flip a genre signifier on its head. Geisler reimagines calendars in order to change the way we visualize time, and in turn, redefines what it means to save the date.”
— Mike McGregor, Kickstarter, NYC
|“The more I look at this poster, the more in awe of it I am… it’s a complete revision of the way we construct time, month by month, day by day. To see a year laid that way is somehow frightening and optimistic.”
— Elizabeth Kiefer, Editor at Fab, NYC
|“…my heart went all a-flutter.”
— Blair Pfander, Sundance Channel, Brooklyn
— Armin Vit, Quipsologies (former Speak Up) Vol.47 No.60, Austin TX
“…simple, effective, straightforward, yet dizzying…”
— Xiaoli Li, Formatmag
— Abby Jenkins, Apartment Therapy Unpluggd, US
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The Typographic Wall Calendar is a project I am working on since 2009.
Every year the calendar is made of exactly the number of used keyboard keys (2000 and 15) that represent the year.
This is the 6th edition of the calendar.
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Would you like to have a closer look at the image? You can download a high-res (1,7MB) image here.
Is it a real calendar? How do you read it?
Yes! It is a real, usable calendar. This typography calendar makes finding dates a fun and creative process. If you read the keys from left to right, they show each day of the year in sequence: JANUARY TUE 01 WED 02 THUR 03 etc. You can think of it like a string of all dates in the year. To make things easier, every month is marked by two arrow keys. After a bit of practice, you can orient yourself quickly within the grid. It is also possible to write directly onto the calendar.
How is it made?
The calendar is made of two-thousand and fourteen used keyboard keys. The keys are arranged manually in a grid ( 38 x 53 + 1 = 2015 keys) to write out all days of the year 2015. Then the composition is photographed with a special macro lens to avoid distortion. The print of the calendar reproduces the keys in original size (1:1)
Do the colors of the keys follow a system?
An oversized New Years Card…
I always wanted my work to be featured in the Italian Vogue. I never thought of being featured in a feminist and social justice magazine from Chicago! In Broad #70 “Tech Cell-fie” (p.38) between articles on the Future is Queer, Medicine and Gender, Cyborgs, GMOs, Fahrenheit 451 and quotes from Einstein (really!). Who wouldn’t want that? And does this say something about me?
Typotopografie is a kind of German Lonely Planet for typographers. Each issue focuses on one city and features typographic places and people in that area. The editors from Berlin and Munich contacted me and especially wanted to write about the Typographic Wall Calendar project. I am very happy to see the final piece printed:
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