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I'm creating a 6x8.5" calendar featuring original artwork based around signs of the zodiac, birthstones, and birth flowers.
I'm creating a 6x8.5" calendar featuring original artwork based around signs of the zodiac, birthstones, and birth flowers.
29 backers pledged $1,051 to help bring this project to life.

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Last uear I created a calendar to give as a gift and to offer for sale online. It featured spot illustrations of birds, animals, and flowers I had created throughout the year, and was a big success. 

2017 illustrated calendar
2017 illustrated calendar

I decided to think ahead for 2018, and have started creating artwork based on the signs of the Zodiac, including the flowers and birthstone colors associated with each month of the year. I've reinterpreted a few of them (for example Aquarius, the water carrier, is now represented by a Brown Pelican - this sun sign is said to have an affinity with large birds and so what better animal to choose!) 

All of the artwork is being hand-drawn and then composed and laid out in Photoshop.

The final wall calendar will include 12 high-quality, unbound 6 x 8.5" prints on premium 19pt Savoy 100% cotton paper, suitable for framing. Can be placed on a stand for desktop use or hung with binder clips as a wall calendar.

February: Aquarius/Violet/Amethyst
February: Aquarius/Violet/Amethyst

 

May: Taurus/Lily of the Valey/Emerald
May: Taurus/Lily of the Valey/Emerald

Rewards I'm offering include individual art prints of each month's artwork, printed on high-quality archival paper, in either 8x10" or 12x16" horizontal format.

Aquarius art print image
Aquarius art print image

I'll be sharing each month's final artwork as I finish it, so stay tuned! You can see the first quarter of the year in the project video, and I have artwork complete for nearly 50% of the project as of launch. Thank you for taking a look, and please get in touch if I can answer any questions.

Risks and challenges

I successfully created a calendar based on a similar model last year, coordinating printing, collating, and shipping around Thanksgiving. My printer can easily accommodate a large volume order, and I have left plenty of time in the project to complete the artwork and have production done in time to ship before Thanksgiving.

The only challenge would be if something unforeseen prevented me from completing the artwork on time. At launch, I have over 40% of the artwork finished, with thumbnails or sketches for most of the remaining months.

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    Digital Wallpaper 1 Month Calendar

    A digital desktop featuring the month of your choice; includes sizes for desktop and mobile devices.

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    8x10" Art Print

    One 8x10" art print of the month of your choice.

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    12x16" Art Print

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    2018 Zodiac Wall Calendar

    One print copy of the 2018 illustrated calendar shipped to you.

    The final wall calendar will include 12 high-quality, unbound 6 x 8.5" prints on premium 19pt Savoy 100% cotton paper, suitable for framing. Can be placed on a stand for desktop use or hung with binder clips as a wall calendar.

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    2018 Calendar + One 8x10" Art Print

    One copy of the 2018 illustrated wall calendar + an 8x10" art print with the artwork from the month of your choice shipped to you.

    The final wall calendar will include 12 high-quality, unbound 6 x 8.5" prints on premium 19pt Savoy 100% cotton paper, suitable for framing. Can be placed on a stand for desktop use or hung with binder clips as a wall calendar.

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    2018 Calendar + One 12x16" Art Print

    One copy of the 2018 illustrated wall calendar + an 12x16" art print with the artwork from the month of your choice shipped to you.

    The final wall calendar will include 12 high-quality, unbound 6 x 8.5" prints on premium 19pt Savoy 100% cotton paper, suitable for framing. Can be placed on a stand for desktop use or hung with binder clips as a wall calendar.

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    Full Set of 8x10" Zodiac Art Prints

    Twelve different 8x10" art prints, one with each month's calendar artwork representing each month of the year and associated sign of the Zodiac.

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    Full Set of 12x16" Zodiac Art Prints

    Twelve different 12x16" art prints, one with each month's calendar artwork representing each month of the year and associated sign of the Zodiac.

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