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Kickstarter:
2012 Typographic Wall Calendar

The Typographic Wall Calendar is a project I’ve been working on since 2009.
The calendar is made of exactly the number of used keyboard keys that represent the year.
♠ Back the Project at Kickstarter
♥ Buy a print at haraldgeisler.com/order-prints
♣ Read an Interview about the Project on the Kickstarter Blog
♦ Read the in-depth concept paper as a PDF


“…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 2012 Typographic Wall Calendar on Kickstarter: http://kck.st/2000and12




Picture shows the 2011 Typographic Wall Calendar ↓


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♦ View the 2010 Typographic Wall Calendar

Bauernstrauß

Bauernstrauß high resolution image (13599px x 9599px = 130 Megapixels) made in August 2010. Avaliable as a limited photoprint (edition of five) and offset print. Detail: Detail (actual pixels): Pricing:
Bauernstrauß – Limited edition of five
  • limited edition of five pieces
  • original photo print
  • signed and numbered on back
  • size: 170 cm x 120 cm (67in. x 47.2in.)
  • Bauernstrauß – Limited edition of five
    Price $1160 (approx. 800€)
    Item ships from Germany
    Price includes free world wide shipping.

    Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of packaging.
    More about the item:
    Mounting

    It is possible to sent the print ready to hang, mounted on a solid aluminium backing.
    The print is then sealed behind a polished, premium acrylic glass (2mm).

    Add $550 for mounting the print on aluminum. Mounting costs are not refundable.



    Shipping

    Item ships from Germany. The shipment is trackable online through DHL or Deutsche Post.

    For all shipments outside Germany I recommend adding a telephone-number to your address. In some cases that can speed up the delivery tremendously. The local delivery company uses that number to contact you if there are problems delivering.

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    I.e. 48h DHL express to anywhere in the US or Canada starts from 68€.
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    Returns

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    Returns of tangible goods (i.e. prints or plates) must be claimed within 10 days after delivery through email, phone or fax.

    Tangible goods must be send back immediately after claiming the return within the original packaging.

    Shipping costs will not be refunded. The buyer ships the item at own risk and cost. A refund will be made after the returned item arrives undamaged.

    A restocking fee of 25% of the total purchase price applies to returns of all tangible goods.
    A reduced restocking fee of 10% of the total purchase price applies to returned offset prints.

    Returning intangible goods:
    Intangible goods (i.e. font licenses) are not returnable or refundable, for obvious reasons. If your purchase is proven defective and you notify me within 5 days of your purchase, I will either provide a replacement/update to that item or refund your money.


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    Offset Prints of Bauernstrauß


    “Bauernstrauß” can also be purchased as an offset print.
    In two sizes 140cm x 100cm and 100cm x 70cm starting form $105
    Find out more on the Order Flowers page.

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    Echinacea

    Echinacea by Harald Geisler
    I admit the flowers in this picture (Echinacea) I had forgotten in my studio.
    After weeks they dried out, but they kept their color.
    At one point they fell down on my couch and spread everywhere.
    Since chance is an important factor in my creation process,
    I decided to work with it and to experiment and try to capture this beauty.

    I never meant to publish this picture, but after I showed my experiments to a friend he insisted that I should print them. As a tribute to the old masters of still life painting that can be found from the 16th to 18th century throughout Europe, especially in the Netherlands and Germany. My friend first thought that I had taken a picture from one of those hundred-year-old Dutch prints. He was convinced the little seeds that lay on the front glass were flies surrounding the fleeting beauty of the fading flowers. While I never intensely studied the old masters, somehow I knew their pictures. Their stillness lures to dwell in the picture. It is the meditational aspect in viewing, or the contemplational rest these pictures offer that fascinates me.

    Detail:

    Echinacea by Harald Geisler, Detail 4 The black background and subject matter too are common ground with the “old masters still life”.
    One difference I’d like to point out.
    You’ll find layers, such as objects in front of each other and with it depth,
    but surprisingly you’ll never find the illusion of perspective.

    Pricing:
    Echinacea – Limited edition of ten. Echinacea – offset print.
  • limited edition of ten pieces
  • original photo print
  • mounted on a solid aluminium backing
  • sealed behind a polished, premium acrylic glass (2mm)

  • Mounted on alumium with 2mm glass
    ↑ mount detail and backside with signature (click to enlarge)
  • signed and numbered on back
  • size: 36.4 x 51.6 cm (14.3″ x 20,3″)
  • signed on the back
  • size of the print: 50cm x 70cm (19.7“ x 27.56“)
  • printed on heavy 250g/m² glossy paper in 4 color offset
  • UV coating protects against water, dust, scratches
  • UV coating prevents colors from bleaching through sunlight
  • shipped rolled in a strong protective poster-tube
  • Echinacea – Limited edition of ten. Echinacea – offset print.
    Item ships from Germany.
    Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.


    Item ships from Germany.
    Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery in the EU and 2-3 weeks for world wide delivery.


    More about the item:
    Shipping

    Item ships from Germany. The shipment is trackable online through DHL or Deutsche Post.

    For all shipments outside Germany I recommend adding a telephone-number to your address. In some cases that can speed up the delivery tremendously. The local delivery company uses that number to contact you if there are problems delivering.

    Express shipping is available.
    I.e. 48h DHL express to anywhere in the US or Canada starts from 68€.
    If you wish express shipping please contact me here

    → Your Email :


    → Your Message :


    → Please answer :
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    It is possible to pick up the item directly at my studio in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Therefore please contact me here

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    → Your Message :


    → Please answer :
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    Optional:

    , or call ahead (+49 69 13878688) to make an appointment.


    Payments and security

    It is possible to pick up and purchase the item directly at my studio in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Therefore please contact me here

    → Your Email :


    → Your Message :


    → Please answer :
    2+2=? 

    Optional:

    , or call ahead (+49 69 13878688) to make an appointment.

    In most cases the item (physical (i.e. a print) or digital (i.e. a font file) will be purchased through PayPal. PayPal is a service provider for financial transactions. Depending on your country PayPal will offer a variety of payment options like bank transfer, credit card or EC-Card. You don't need to sign up for an account at PayPal to use the service.

    Security:

    PayPal processes your financal Information directly and transfers the payment to my account. PayPal does not share your financial information with me.
    Solution Graphics

    Please visit the PayPal.com website to find out in detail about their services.

    Alternative payment options:
    If you wish to wire the money from your bank account - your all set. After the payment is received you will receive a download link to your purchased font or if you ordered a print it will be send to you.

    If you are having problems with the payment process please contact me here

    → Your Email :


    → Your Message :


    → Please answer :
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    or call (+49 69 13878688).


    Returns

    Returning tangible goods:

    Returns of tangible goods (i.e. prints or plates) must be claimed within 10 days after delivery through email, phone or fax.

    Tangible goods must be send back immediately after claiming the return within the original packaging.

    Shipping costs will not be refunded. The buyer ships the item at own risk and cost. A refund will be made after the returned item arrives undamaged.

    A restocking fee of 25% of the total purchase price applies to returns of all tangible goods.
    A reduced restocking fee of 10% of the total purchase price applies to returned offset prints.

    Returning intangible goods:
    Intangible goods (i.e. font licenses) are not returnable or refundable, for obvious reasons. If your purchase is proven defective and you notify me within 5 days of your purchase, I will either provide a replacement/update to that item or refund your money.


    Sales Tax

    All prices are shown without sales tax.

    Sales tax is not applied to sales if you are located outside the European Union.

    Items are sold from Germany.
    Only to purchases made within Germany and the European Union an additional sales tax of 7% or 19% will be added to the final bill.
    You will see a breakdown of the applied taxes in your cart before checking out.

    You have further questions?

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    2011 Typographic Wall Calendar

    ↓ introductory Video.

    “…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

    “…one-of-a-kind…”
    Armin Vit, Quipsologies (former Speak Up) Vol.47 No.60, Austin TX

    “…der minutiöse Wahnsinn, …(der) eher an J. Johns oder einen sehr disziplinierten J. Pollock erinnert als an deinen normalen Wandkalender.” 

    Hans Schumacher, slanted.de / projektgrafik.de, Berlin

    “DuMont Tipp – Ein besonderes Kalenderprojekt”
    DuMont Kalenderverlag, dumontkalender.de, Cologne

    “Creative of the week” 

    Gerrie Smits, The RAAKonteur
    #20
    , London

    “…staggering image…”
    Erik Brandt, geotypografika.com, Minneapolis

    “It’s a completely unique project, and both an expensive and huge undertaking…”
    
Jamie Homer, flush-left.co.uk, UK

    “…thought intrigued…” 

    Idealog Weekly,idealog.co.nz, New Zealand

    “…ambitiøse…” 

    Thomas Arendt, blog.makeyourmark.dk, Denmark


    “…perfekte Tastenkombination für das kommende Jahr.” 

    Publique, itspublique.de, Germany

    “…amazing…” 

    Andrew Dobrow, Geektoplasm

    “…unique DIY…” 

    Abby Jenkins, Apartment Tharapy Unpluggd, US

    “…This is calendar ART. This is art that is a CALENDAR…” 

    km, Clerk & unwell, Chicago

    “…VIDEO DES TAGES: 2011 Typographic Wall Calendar…ein völlig einzigartiges Projekt.” 

    Carina Czisch, Grafiker.de, Berlin


    The Typographic Wall Calendar is about the act of notating time.
    Representing the year written out in 2011 Keyboard Keys, it measures 100 x 70cm (27.56“ x 39.37“).

    In the PDF you’ll find hi-res Images of the 2010 and 2011 version, along with an Interview by Michael McGregor (Kickstarter, NYC) and a text about the cultural relational background of calendars.

    The “2011 Typographic Wall Calendar” is a continuation of the 2010 “prototype”.
    The print costs of the 2011 version were raised through a Kickstarter Project.


    Printable hi-res PDF (9.3 mb)





    The “2011 Typographic Wall Calendar” is available online →http://haraldgeisler.com/order-prints/ and in these stores:

    Berlin:
    do you read me?

    Magazine und Lektüre der Gegenwart, Auguststrasse 28, Berlin-Mitte
    Open: Mon- Sat 10 –19.30h

    Frankfurt am Main:
    Buchhandlung Walter König

    Hasengasse 5-7 (next to Kleinmarkthalle), Frankfurt am Main
    Open: Mon-Fri 10-19h, Sat 10-18h

    Souvenir Frankfurt
    Kaiser Passage 29 – Kaiserstrasse 62-64, Frankfurt am Main
    Closed: Monday
    Open: Tue – Fri 10-20h, Sat 10:30 – 16:30
    Making of Pictures:

    Sorting Keys ↑

    Arranging ↑

    Photographing ↑
    Shipping ↑

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    Kickstarter:
    2011 Typographic Wall Calendar

    Good News: On November 25th 2010 the Kickstarter funding campaign was successful with 205%!



    Screenshot from the Kickstarter Site ↑ The Campaign had many supporters.
    Here are some quotes that I liked very much:

    “…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

    “…one-of-a-kind…”
    Armin Vit,
    Quipsologies (former Speak Up) Vol.47 No.60, Austin TX

    “…der minutiöse Wahnsinn, …(der) eher an J. Johns oder
    einen sehr disziplinierten J. Pollock erinnert als an deinen
    normalen Wandkalender.”
    Hans Schumacher,
    slanted.de / projektgrafik.de, Berlin

    The Kickstarter Website can be visited here: http://kck.st/20eleven
    To get more information about the Typographic Wall Calendar please follow the link to the “prototype” 2010 Typographic Wall Calendar” here.
    To read the lengthy interview about the production click here: http://bit.ly/q_and_a_cal

    You like a copy? →http://haraldgeisler.com/order-prints/

    The Original Kickstarter Video↓
    And finally: the 2011 Typographic Wall Calendar↓

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    Typographic Keyboard Wall Calendar

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    Update: The Typographic Wall Calendar 2011 and 2010 can be purchased here → http://haraldgeisler.com/order-prints/.

    The Typographic Wall Calendar is about the act of notating time in order to organize it. While calendars nowadays are typically used to optimize personal potential by marking events and managing interaction with others, this calendar offers a view on the managing of time itself.

    What the Press says:
    “This keyboard calender by Harald Geisler has us wondering why we don’t keep calenders around the office anymore? Oh right, it’s 2010. Well, we figure a calender better be pretty unbelievable to have us putting away Google Calender, and this one really is. Made up of thousands of keyboard keys, this calender depicts the date in simple, effective, straightforward, yet dizzying way…” says Xiaoli Li from Formatmag.
    Typographic Keyboard Wall Calendar - Harald Geisler

    This is the wall calendar for the year 2010.
    It’s made of two thousand and ten keyboard keys.

    This design offers a new visual experience of time, differently than your average wall calendar. It looks beautiful on the wall, and makes finding dates and marking events a creative process.

    The size of the print is B0 70cm x 100cm (27.56″ x 39.37″).



    The printing is done with a standard 4c offset printing machine on 135g/m² glossy paper, finished with a UV coating to protect the colors from bleaching. The UV coating also provides protection against water and dust.



    The keys are arranged by hand and photographed line-by-line to achieve high resolution and minimize the barrel distortion caused by the cameras lens. The result is a gigantic image of 323 Megapixel (15119 x 21378 px, 1,83 GB Photoshop RGB).

    Sorting the Keys



    Concept:

    download concept as PDF

    The Typographic Keyboard Wall Calendar is about the act of notating time in order to organize it. While calendars nowadays are typically used to optimize personal potential by marking events and managing interaction with others, this calendar offers a view on the managing of time itself.

    Past Forward
    The ancient Egyptians oriented themselves in time by imagining the past before their eyes and the future behind their backs. In contemporary culture we tend to structure ourselves the other way around – looking towards the future ahead and the past behind. A calendar displays both the future and the past in front of us. It is a notation form that functions as a tool, an instrument for organizing, managing and imagining oneself in interaction with the world. Early Western calendars were holiday calendars that marked holy days. They were not a vehicle for measuring time, but rather a medium for arranging religious actions. Religious calendars were used cyclically — read over and over again like a mantra. The development of the calendar from the notation of religious events to a premise for personal management reflects the changing position of individuals in Western society and their increasing self-awareness. Unlike religious calendars, personal calendars are linear. They enable referencing the personal past to design the personal future. Both systems can be used to locate the present. In both the future becomes past, but only in the religious calendar does the past become the future again.

    Writing With Keys
    The Typographic Keyboard Wall Calendar is an image and a written text at the same time. The picture contains 2010 keyboard keys. [The keys are arranged like text; treated like letters the arrangement of keys become a picture.] Working typographically I treated the Gregorian calendar as a text and considered the writing of time by assembling the keys of this calendar dictation into a picture. My medium of keys emphasizes the treatment of writing in contemporary society, where a keyboard is the writing implement. [The calendar is marked with the keys that would be used to print or write it- showing the tool used to create text rather than the outcome of using the tool.]

    The image of the keyboard key suggests the possibility of action. Keys are meant to be pressed. We press the button labeled “A” and an „a“ appears on the screen or paper. We hit the return key and a process in the machine starts – i.e. the carriage moves from the right to the left or a program is executed. The results of key actions, not the keys themselves, are meant to be read.

    The design prompts a series of questions. First, what is it [the picture]? Is it just keys or is it something else? The different colors seem to follow a secret code that contains information. Once that information is recognized to be a calendar, the question becomes how to act with it. Does the usage of this calendar relate to how calendars or how keyboards are typically used? Do I have to press a series of keys to mark an event?

    The picture becomes a movement instruction. An instruction that is imaging the reading of the writing of a normal calendar from beginning to end of a Year. It is no longer a list of holydays but an instruction to re-create a written calendar.

    Time Maps
    A calendar is a special approach to time. A map structures space—makes it accessible to particular operations. A calendar works similarly. It divides time into pieces. It sets marks and generates distances. Calendars make time frameable, measurable and tradable. It makes the future planable and predictable. How could a day be planed if it wasn’t divided into hours or daytimes?

    The structure of calendar time is expressed by its geometrical structure. Duration is mapped to distance. Events expressed in area. I still remember how time was constructed for me in elementary school. Each semester we created a weekly plan. The grid moved one unit at a time, left to right, from Monday to Friday. The school hours (each 45 minutes) spanned one unit each from the top of the paper to the bottom. The week went by, left to right, and then started over again. It was a strange outcome–quadrants and intervals in a special map-like experience of the week.

    Time is not modeled accurately by a calendar; each calendar transports a vision or a cultural attitude towards time. My elementary school calendar was designed according to tabular thinking. Historically tables were used to compare lists of information and to make calculations within lists. As such they were essential to the advent of trade–to organizing and running warehouses. In the table is the ghost of calculus. All basic mathematical operations are connected to operations with tables of information. Tables were used to gain trading potentials. Better knowledge of warehouse inventory lead to more appropriate prices on the market. So the structure of the table refers to calculation, to the organization of goods, merchandise, or wares. By teaching children to use a table to organize time, they become part of a modern cultural heritage of treating time like commodity.

    There are many subtleties in the geometrical visualization of time—in time design. When twelve o’clock Monday is put next to twelve o’clock Tuesday it creates a visual relation which does not exist temporally.

    In most common calendars Saturday and Sunday are put together as one unit (i.e. on one page or section size of one business day). Why is that done? Because these days are commonly without value for trading related actions or are not processable within a trade-related structure or system (i.e. family, religion, social relations, shopping for food). But if time becomes, through structure (in this case a calendar) a tradable merchandise or good, is that not contradictory to how time is experienced? Time is perceivable only in the present. Plans and prediction of future that might come real in the present, but they are not part of presence. Also there is no past that becomes present—just memories and recordings of the past that are remembered in the present but not relived. Whether we plan ahead or remember the past it relates to our direct and immediate being.

    A calendar helps us to orient in time by remembering the past, planning the future and to put both in a context to locate the presence. The process of orientation is, for some people, an act of imagination with the past behind you and the future in front of you. The Typographic Keyboard Wall Calendar similarly requires orientation in a flow. The calendar happens only when you see yourself in front the calendar. The view of putting keyboard keys next to each other is an instruction to do a movement in the operation of writing in which you mark or process time.

    APPENDIX:
    Technical details

    The size of the print is B0 70cm x 100cm (27.56“ x 39.37“).
    The printing is done with a standard 4c offset printing machine on 135g/m² glossy paper,
    finished with a UV coating to protect the colors from bleaching. The UV coating also provides protection against water and dust.

    Get your Copy for 2011: →here



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