Five Metal Shop
Five Metal Shop Calendar Project 2020
A beloved, unique calendar which combined the traditional Chinese calendar with modern design.
The Calendar Project by Five Metal Shop is an experiment to see how an almost obsolete object with a quiet cultural significance might be brought back made relevant again in a modern context by using modern printing, papers, illustrations and design.
The typefaces were carefully tweaked to remind people of the traditional calendar and modified to fit today’s requirements. Traditionally, the Chinese calendar is used to determine the days of traditional festivals. It still serves as a daily guide with tips until today in most Asian society, such as indications of good days for moving, farming and ploughing, getting married and so on. The dates of the lunar calendar and 24 solar terms have been kept because they were the most important factors that our grandfathers traditionally referred to everyday.
Tearing off a page after each day ends is a typology unique in Asia. This calendar is designed with perforated line as a tear off calendar, which you could tear down each page day-by-day easily. After tearing the pages off, you could store them in the beautify printed box, or use them to adorn your pages or outgoings. This is one of the ways design touches and enriches our everyday life.:
Content & Material:
－ 2019 Calendar Project Details Introduction Card (English)
－ Super fine 30gsm papers used (0.05mm thickness each page)
－ 100% manual binding, total of 385 pages
－ Pantone palette used＿ 5 neon colours ＋2 metallic colours ＋1 pastel colour ＋2 solid colour
－ 85+ unique illustrations for 24 Solar Terms + 35 celebrations & special days, such as Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day, Christmas etc + 12 months
－ A Tyvek® bag & keychain included for each copy of calendar
To view all the designs and illustrations: Here or you prefer keep it as surprise :p
Size: 21cm x 13.5cm x 3.5cm; (Calendar Page Size) 18.4cm x 12.3cm
Designed by Five Metal Shop
Made in Taiwan
About Five Metal Shop
Five Metal Shop is an independent creative studio based in Taiwan that helps clients to identify, understand and solve strategic problems through design. The team provides holistic creative solutions which typically leverage multiple forms of design including strategy, brand and communication, interior, website and product depending on the project.