Calendar of Coincidence (Zufallskalender) Calendar by Q Kreativgesellschaft

Home > Winners > #23329


DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Calendar of Coincidence (Zufallskalender)

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Calendar

INSPIRATION:
One day, I sat in front of a café in New York, far away from my home in Europe, and somehow I got to talking with an old lady sitting at the table next to me. She told me that she came from Israel. And after some minutes we found out that she knew my mother! Everyone of us looks back on coincidental experiences like this. Therefore we asked ourselves: What happens if we leave someting to chance at our work?

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
During all phases of the formation – design, printing, ­finishing, and binding – the creators and producers of the world’s first Calendar of Coincidence gave up their usual control and relied on: coincidence. The result: Some hundred different and unpredictable calendars!

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Since the calendar pages are arranged by mere chance, you have to flip more than with conventional calenders and look for the right month. By this, the consumer becomes concluding part of the project which led to an unpredictable result. And the consumer has his hands full with the wonderful paper of our client, paper company Antalis. Watch a making-of video here: http://www.zufallskalender.de (German)

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project startet in summer of 2010 and was finished in December 2010; the calendar was handed to the target group in mid-December of 2010.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Graphics and Visual Communication Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Spot colors were identified by walking barefoot on an agglo­meration of color charts; the colors that coincidentally stuck to the feet of the designers defined the color scheme for the calendar. For the page design, ­rolling dice, random software, and many more principles of random coincidence were applied, leading to surprising and unexpected results. In the next phase, 12 different papers - provided by the client, the Antalis paper company - were inserted into the printing press, where colors were changed during the printing process. A set of different wire-o bindings and an accidental sort sequence of the calendar pages created unique calendars.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
335 mm width x 450 mm (900 mm opened) height

TAGS:
calendar, coincidence, design, experiment, creativity

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
First, we researched amazing but true stories about mere chance. Then, we looked for ways to let coincidence influence the design part, the printing part, and the bookbinding part. It worked quite well and much better than we expected. In fact, it was hard to expect anything …

CHALLENGE:
Since working by coincidence is completely contradictiory to the traditional goal-oriented approach of designers, printers, and bookbinders, the project demanded both a willingness to assume risk propensity and above-average calm.

ADDED DATE:
2011-01-24 01:34:46

TEAM MEMBERS (6) :
Thilo von Debschitz, Matthias Frey, Alexander Ginter, Moritz Stübig, Jan Richter and Sebastian Rost

IMAGE CREDITS:
Q Kreativgesellschaft, 2010.

VOTE FOR THIS DESIGN

VOTE FOR THIS ENTRY

CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Antalis GmbH

PROFILE:
Antalis GmbH is a paper distributor in Frechen, Germany.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Calendar of Coincidence (zufallskalender) Calendar by Q Kreativgesellschaft is a Nominee in Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category.

· This project is currently confidential as results have not been announced yet. Images and further details of the project is not available for public yet, please check back later. If you are the owner of this design, please login to view the images.

· Click here to register today inorder to be able to view the profile and other works by Q Kreativgesellschaft when results are announced.
AWARD DETAILS

Calendar of Coincidence (zufallskalender) Calendar by Q Kreativgesellschaft is Winner in Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category, 2010 - 2011.



· Press Members: Login or Register to request an exclusive interview with Q Kreativgesellschaft.

· Click here to register inorder to view the profile and other works by Q Kreativgesellschaft.
SOCIAL
+ Add to Likes / Favorites | Send to My Email | Comment | Testimonials | View Press-Release | Press Kit

Did you like Q Kreativgesellschaft's Graphic Design?
You will most likely enjoy other award winning graphic designs as well.
Click here to view more Award Winning Graphic Designs.


Did you like Calendar of Coincidence (zufallskalender) Calendar? Help us create a global awareness for good graphic design worldwide. Show your support for Q Kreativgesellschaft, the creator of great graphic design by gifting them a nomination ticket so that we could promote more of their great graphic designs.

See other A' Design Award and Competition WinnersA' Design Award Presentation Submit Your Designs
 
design award logo

BENEFITS
THE DESIGN PRIZE
WINNERS SERVICES
PR CAMPAIGN
PRESS RELEASE
MEDIA CAMPAIGNS
AWARD TROPHY
AWARD CERTIFICATE
AWARD WINNER LOGO
PRIME DESIGN MARK
BUY & SELL DESIGN
DESIGN BUSINESS NETWORK
AWARD SUPPLEMENT

METHODOLOGY
DESIGN AWARD JURY
PRELIMINARY SCORE
VOTING SYSTEM
EVALUATION CRITERIA
METHODOLOGY
BENEFITS FOR WINNERS
PRIVACY POLICY
ELIGIBILITY
FEEDBACK
WINNERS' MANUAL
PROOF OF CREATION
WINNER KIT CONTENTS
FAIR JUDGING
AWARD YEARBOOK
AWARD GALA NIGHT
AWARD EXHIBITION

MAKING AN ENTRY
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
REGISTRATION
ALL CATEGORIES

FEES & DATES
FURTHER FEES POLICY
MAKING A PAYMENT
PAYMENT METHODS
DATES & FEES

TRENDS & REPORTS
DESIGN TRENDS
DESIGNER REPORTS
DESIGNER PROFILES
DESIGN INTERVIEWS

ABOUT
THE AWARD
AWARD IN NUMBERS
HOMEPAGE
AWARD WINNING DESIGNS
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
MUSEUM OF DESIGN
PRIME CLUBS
SITEMAP
RESOURCE

RANKINGS
DESIGNER RANKINGS
WORLD DESIGN RANKINGS
DESIGN CLASSIFICATIONS
POPULAR DESIGNERS

CORPORATE
GET INVOLVED
SPONSOR AN AWARD
BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS

PRESS
DOWNLOADS
PRESS-KITS
PRESS PORTAL
LIST OF WINNERS
PUBLICATIONS
RANKINGS
CALL FOR ENTRIES
RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT

CONTACT US
CONTACT US
GET SUPPORT

Follow us : Twitter Twitter | Twitter Facebook | Twitter Google+.
Share |