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CircularCalendarBy CircularCalendar
First created
CircularCalendarBy CircularCalendar
First created
€3,709
pledged of €15,000pledged of €15,000 goal
114
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, September 30 2015 8:21 AM UTC +00:00

About

Background:

I started the project in October 13, just as a fun side project. Normally my daily job is user interface design. I just wanted to produce something physic, something you can touch, give away, nothing digital. At the end the calendar turned out. With articles on "wired" and "the verge" about my tiny project I suddenly had a big audience beyond belief. The positive feedback was overwhelming. Of course I stumbled on a lot of problems at first; shipping, packaging etc. etc. at the end everything turned out very well. The 2015 Edition was way more professional regarding the production and delivery process. The very difficult part was to get attention again on the "www"; a calendar is just a seasonal product ;)
For the 2016 Edition I thought it would be a good idea to try kickstarter, and hey here it is. You like what you see? Pledge and make the 2016 Edition get real.

The Calendar 60° 50° 40° north of the equator edition :
The yellow space visualizes the possible sun hours 50° latitude north of the equator during one year. Two additional rings mark the sun hours on 60° and 40° latitude.

The Calendar 10° 20° 30° south of the equator edition (ONLY PDF) :

The yellow space visualizes the possible sun hours 20° latitude south of the equator during one year. Two additional rings mark the sun hours on 10° and 30° latitude.

Additional marks:
weekdays
calendar weeks
moon cycles
summer / winter solstice
spring / autumn equinox

Specs:
A0 - 841 x 1189 mm / 33.11 x 46.81 inch
Printing technology: offset print, paper: 250 gsm² / silk finish
Packaging: labeled tube

Shipping:
4 € Germany
11 € Europe
27 € Worldwide

Why is shipping so expensive? The Calendar is really huge (A0)! To ensure that It´ll arrive in perfect condition at your home it has to be packed in the following:

first wrapped in silk paper
packed in a tube
+ strong cardboard box for shipping.


Printable PDF for "Print your own" at you local Print-Shop or with your own plotter?:
Yes, but only for our friends on the southern hemisphere and the USA and Canada. Sorry friends from the EU, but since 2015 the EU made up an incredible nonsense law for digital goods regarding tax, I just have no time for all that paper work :(. Just google and you know why I won´t sell digital pdfs within the EU, sorry.

THE CIRCULAR CALENDAR 2016 - Click image for high def. sample shot (´15-Edition)
THE CIRCULAR CALENDAR 2016 - Click image for high def. sample shot (´15-Edition)

 Detail-Shots of the ´15 Edition:

Scale - daily possible sun hours
Scale - daily possible sun hours
Detail outer ring / days / moonphase / calendar weeks
Detail outer ring / days / moonphase / calendar weeks
Detail equinox mark
Detail equinox mark
Detail - Packaging of the the tube (2015 Edition)
Detail - Packaging of the the tube (2015 Edition)
Specs
Specs



Awards:
Gregor International Calendar Award 2014 (Silver)
Japan Calendar Award 2014 (Bronze)


What the web wrote about the Calendar 14/15

"This Clever Calendar Visualizes Why Winter Is So Damn Cold" WIRED

"'Circular Calendar' is cheap, functional art for your wall " THE VERGE

"In der Farbe Gelb zeigt der Circular Calender – ein Sonnen-Wandkalender – die täglichen Sonnenstunden in der geografischen Breite 50°/40°/30° nördlich des Äquators." PAGE

"El diseñador gráfico alemán Sören Lachnit vuelve a proponer, por segundo año consecutivo, su original calendario solar." experimenta_magazine

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Risks and challenges

I managed to produce and ship a huge amount of calendars during 2014 and 2015. If you pledge for the project the probability to receive the product, I would say is 99%.

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    Pledge €8 or more About $9

    The Circular Calendar (PDF) :
    60° 50° 40° north of the equator.
    1 Printable PDF
    Printing Size of A0 – 841 x 1189 mm (33.11 x 46.81 inch) is recommended
    ONLY VALID FOR 1 PRINT - ONLY FOR PERSONAL USE - NOT FOR RESALE!

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    The Calendar 10° 20° 30° south of the equator (PDF)
    1 Printable PDF
    Printing Size of A0 – 841 x 1189 mm (33.11 x 46.81 inch) is recommended
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    The Circular Calendar (PDF) :
    60° 50° 40° north of the equator +
    10° 20° 30° south of the equator

    2 Printable PDF´s

    Printing Size of A0 – 841 x 1189 mm (33.11 x 46.81 inch) is recommended
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    Pledge €20 or more About $23

    The Early Bird :
    60° 50° 40° north of the equator.
    1 Calendar in 1 tube
    Size: A0 – 841 x 1189 mm (33.11 x 46.81 inch)
    Printing technology: offsetprint
    Paper: 250g m² / silk finish
    Packaging: labeled tube

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    Pledge €24 or more About $27

    The Circular Calendar :
    60° 50° 40° north of the equator.
    1 Calendar in 1 tube
    Size: A0 – 841 x 1189 mm (33.11 x 46.81 inch)
    Printing technology: offsetprint
    Paper: 250g m² / silk finish
    Packaging: labeled tube

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    Pledge €40 or more About $45

    The Early Bird 2 for 3:
    3 Calendars in 1 tube :
    60° 50° 40° north of the equator.
    Size: A0 – 841 x 1189 mm (33.11 x 46.81 inch)
    Printing technology: offsetprint
    Paper: 250g m² / silk finish
    Packaging: labeled tube

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    Pledge €48 or more About $55

    The Value Pack 2 for 3:
    3 Calendars in 1 tube :
    60° 50° 40° north of the equator.
    Size: A0 – 841 x 1189 mm (33.11 x 46.81 inch)
    Printing technology: offsetprint
    Paper: 250g m² / silk finish
    Packaging: labeled tube

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    Pledge €300 or more About $341

    The Reseller Pack (ONLY EU):
    25 Calendars in 25 labeled tubes for resale :
    60° 50° 40° north of the equator.
    Size: A0 – 841 x 1189 mm (33.11 x 46.81 inch)
    Printing technology: offsetprint
    Paper: 250g m² / silk finish
    Packaging: labeled tube

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