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I'm making a 2018 calendar out of my everyday garbage. I'll create it, start to finish, by Sept 30. You do your part. I'll do mine.
I'm making a 2018 calendar out of my everyday garbage. I'll create it, start to finish, by Sept 30. You do your part. I'll do mine.
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A bit of my trashy story

I like to send people garbage through the mail. It's weird, but it's true.

In the fall of 2009, I started collaging one-of-a-kind postcards using nothing but my garbage. Direct mailers, magazine clippings, napkins, old tee shirts, you name it. My friends were pretty surprised when they started receiving my repurposed junk mail with their standard snail mail. They didn’t know what to think of it. Neither did I.

A few months into the postcard experiment, I decided to create a calendar, which I've now done a few times.

For the second year in a row, I'm going to match creation dates with funding dates; I'm going to create the calendar during the same 30 days that the Kickstarter runs. I'll regularly share my progress and final compositions as I complete them.

2017 TrashCal
2017 TrashCal

 When my last Kickstarter was funded, I had a lot of supporters share that their rewards were actually meant to be holiday gifts. I wrapped those calendars and created custom tags. This year, I'd like to really embrace that idea. If you'd like your calendar to go out as a holiday gift, I will wrap it, tag it, and delay shipping until the first week of December. (There will be a place to note this and share the appropriate shipping address when the campaign ends.)

 For those of you who are new to this project, I use my everyday garbage to create twelve unique pieces to function as the feature of each month. Some of the garbage I use is new-ish. Some of it is old. I have a large, odd library of materials just waiting to find their second life. I’ve been saving magazine clippings and old t-shirts my whole life. For a long time, I had no idea what was I going to use it for. All I knew was that someone else had worked hard to create something beautiful to share with the world, and it felt strange to toss it out just because its original purpose had been fulfilled.

 

Risks and challenges

I'm depending on the funding of this project to complete the calendar order. If we don't make the funding goal, physical calendars might not happen this year.

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    Set of Postcards

    Postcards featuring the feature images from the 2018 TrashCal.

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    2018 TrashCal

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    Two 2018 TrashCals

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    Custom Calendar with Personal Notes

    Ever wish your calendar came packed with important dates? You send me a list, and I'll create a custom print that includes all your big days.

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    Three 2018 TrashCals (1)

    You get a calendar! And you get a calendar! And you, too!

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    A Trash Original (Pre-2018 Feature)

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