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a Year of Letters

Client: Self-initiated  
Date: March 2011
Category: Typography, Print making, Calendar

A calendar is one of the most common pieces of print on desks / walls. I had always wondered if typefaces themselves work as pictures to express changing seasons instead of using images with numerals of dates.
The aim of this calendar is to recapture the perception of seasons in the modern lives in Tokyo since it has been very crucial elements of Japanese culture. I designed twelve new typefaces of numerals that reflect Japanese seasonal words for each month and a sans-serif as a result. 

 

from left: January_ Thorn ,   February_ Snow,  March,  Seed

from left: January_Thorn, February_Snow, March, Seed

from left: April_ Flower , May_ Wind , June,  Rain      

from left: April_Flower, May_Wind, June, Rain    

from left: July_ Shadow , August_ Cloud , September_ Moon

from left: July_Shadow, August_Cloud, September_Moon

from left: October_ Ivy , November_ Twig , December_ Ice

from left: October_Ivy, November_Twig, December_Ice