The Calendarbook 2010 and giveaway

Last week I finished to send out the self-promotional CalendarBook 2010. So happy, this year, I made it by the middle of January! I took some pictures and only a few copies are now available in the shop with free shipping. The Calendar is a limited edition of 250 copies, designed and hand-made in collaboration with Silvana Amato, under our imprint of Edizioni Almenodue.
The long, beautiful landscape is an illustration by Guido Scarabottolo. The calendar is offset printed in Rome on Fedrigoni Old Mill cover paper and includes:2 gold map tacks, 1 meter hemp thread and 6 wooden clothespins, all protected in a muslin, cotton bag. You will wrap the thread around the map tacks and secure it with a knot. Position the map tacks in the desired place and use the clothespins to hang the 12 months, divided into 6 cards. Every card is printed on both sides, 4 x 6 inches size.
We were lucky and honored to work with wonderful Guido Scarabottolo and his oniric imagination, as well as being inspired by Diva Pyari's Wall Display Kit, given as a present during the past NSS. We wanted to design a calendar that creates a perpetual landscape, all year long!
Let me know with a comment what you think of our collaboration by January 31st and I will be happy to send a copy of the CalendarBook as a giveaway. It will be my pleasure to read your opinion and good luck!

Last image from Scarabottolo's site. Also read more about him at this link.


Christine said...

Just followed a link over from freshly blended - your calendar is beautiful and so unusual!

melonkelli said...

Wow! That is really beautiful. I love that it comes as a kit with all of the hanging materials.

Stel.la said...

It´s brilliant, this calendar!

francesca said...

it is absolutely gorgeous. i was hoping to take your lotus book class at the end of the month, but cannot. now i am hoping you will repeat it soon!

snap + tumble said...

truly unique. beautifully illustrated. would love to have a calendar like this to look at on my inspiration wall. brings back memories of my trip to the Amalfi :)

kadhy said...

oh, it looks great with that unusual typografie! wonderful illustrations! and super idea to get one picture of all those pictures all together! very nice!

Dolan Geiman said...

I, too, followed a link from the freshly blended blog. The calendar definitely caught my eye. It's wonderful! The packaging/DIY kit nature is an extra special plus.

Ali Walsh

Alaska Pam 213 said...

What a beautiful, fresh take on a calendar. I absolutely love what you've created. Great job!

pambutcher2003@yahoo.com said...

Oops! forgot a contact in the Alaska Pam post!

Maureen said...

Wow, this is só beautifull....love, love, LOVE it!!!

X Maureen

andrea tachezy said...

Great work, I love it!

BookGirl said...

Beautiful calendar, and very clever idea. I love Guido Scarabottolo's artwork -- thanks for introducing me to him. Oh, and I also have a hankering for your artist's book 'The Fruit, Herb and Vegetable of Italy.'

Thanks too for making the Calendarbook available for a giveaway. I'm keeping all fingers crossed...


cboza at vna1 dot com (that's a numeral '1' in 'vna1,' not a letter 'l.'

The Fruit, Herb and Vegetable of Italy, limited edition

Jennifer BB said...

This is wonderfully done--I so love all of your work. I'd be honored to win one of these!

Kate McPhee said...

This is beautiful work. I love the illustrations, especially how the go together as a landscape.

Margie Oomen said...

this is just amazing
thanks so much for the chance to win one
i just so happen to be spending the morning with arounna tomorrow:)

maarit said...

So beautiful and unique!

Lindsay Preston said...

Such a nice collaboration, and overall great presentation. I love the colors, the twine, the gold tacks, the whole shebang. I also love the lion with wings, and that all the months come together to create one image. Really nice work!

Anonymous said...

lovely images and how can you not love the mini clothespins!

cecilia said...

great idea, really beautiful!

Sharolyn said...

Hello, I am new to your site but I love your style of work. The calendar lay out is so different and the artist illustrations are so unique. A lovely combination. Our walls are newly sparse after some flat mates moved out so this would be ideal! Practical art - I love it. Sharolyn

Jaime said...

Gorgeous! I love the sketchbook/journal feel to it.

beth said...

linked from bookhou's journal.
what a nice way to view the year.

Christina said...

this is my first visit here. and i love it.
your calendar is beautiful. it's calming and natural, yet, vibrant. i want to run my palms, over it's pages, to feel it's texture. : )

Esti said...

The drawings are fantastic and I love how they are part of a big composition. It's a brilliant idea!

Christine said...

this is a really clever and beautiful way to showcase your calendar. Such a lovely give away.
Christine F.

AnnaVallance said...

Such a neat design! I love the tiny clothespins and the drawings are awesome.

Kath said...

I think the winning point of your calendar book is really how you have so lovingly and artistically compose the calendar from the choice of printing and paper to the display accompaniments and details - what a wonderful way to display a calendar showing every month of the year.
Great giveaway - indeed privilege to win it!

turtle and dragon said...

A very inspiring collaboration, the calendar is a beauty. ~Melanie

i roberti said...

Ciao Angela da quanto tempo..passo sempre però a dare un'occhiata..posso partecipare al tuo Giveaway e posso condividerlo su FB? ti ho nel mio cuore dal primo giorno che ti ho conosciuta e mai dimenticata..è la veità..ti abbraccio forte

Carola said...

Ciao, ho saputo di quest'opportunità da FB... sarebbe un onore vincere una tua creazione... sei bravissima! Complimenti:)

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

As usual I'm too late, but I thought I comment anyway. I've only just discovered your blog and those beautiful drawings and calendars. Very inspirational and full of grace in their simplicity - if that makes sense... And now going onto my Blog List :-)

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Thanks for your comment and your kind words about my new blog, being very new I'm still working on the inspirational bit, but I'm bursting with ideas - I guess that's a start ;-)

angela said...

Thank you everyone that left a comment on the Calendar book. I'm so grateful for your time writing me your thoughts. I announce the winner today on my blog and it's Snap + Tumble from Canada. I hope to have your visits on my blog soon again and best wishes to all of you!

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