Draw-Your-Own Monthly Hanging Calendar

$22.00
Availability: In stock
Delivery time: You should receive your package within 5 to 7 business days from ship date. If local delivery, we deliver on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays to your doorstep (see shipping info for details).

With twelve blank months inside, so you can start using the calendar anytime. Doodle, paint, draw — use whatever medium you choose on the thick, 100% cotton paper pages. When the month is over, tear out your art along the perforated lines to keep it or share it! Made with super-thick cardboard backing, just like a sketchbook, so you can take it on the go to create your calendar.

Details

Front: "A One-of-a-Kind Calendar Created by" in black ink
Inside: 12 calendar pages printed with black ink 
Back: Inkello® logo
Materials: thick, white, 100% cotton paper for pages; heavy 30-ply chip board for backing; black wire-O spiral binding with calendar wire for hanging
Size: 9.5" x 6.5" x 9/16"
Edition of: 30
Printing method: letterpress 

 

About The Artist:

Inkello® is the work of illustrator and graphic designer Christine M. Schneider. She designs and prints paper goods using a vintage letterpress, combining interesting colors, textures and materials with unique ideas. They are lovingly printed in small editions, and individually assembled. 

To print calendars, invitations, stationery, business cards and other items, Christy uses several vintage letterpresses:

✦ a J.M. Jones Lightning Jobber, circa 1897, which is person-powered with a foot treadle and a beautiful, big flywheel,

✦ a Heidelberg Windmill press from 1954 which is a motorized press that can print larger pieces much faster, and

✦ a table-top Craftsmen Machinery Co. 6" x 10" press with a hand lever from the 1950s that was handed down in her family.

When printing a design, type is either set by hand, using old-fashioned individual metal letters from a growing collection of different fonts and sizes, or it's custom-created digitally and then output in the form of a metal die.

Each ink color is another run through the press, meaning the piece of paper has to be inserted and pressed each time a different color is added. One greeting card or business card may run through the press five or six times before it's complete.

Christy is a fourth-generation letterpress printer, picking up bits and pieces of the trade during childhood in her grandfather's letterpress shop in Denver, Colorado. She attended the University of Kansas, earning a BFA in Visual Communications with an emphasis in Illustration. After working in the advertising and corporate design world, she set off on her own and opened her letterpress business as The Petite Press, in Lawrence, Kansas in 2006. As her small business grew, it became Inkello® in 2009. 

Christy is also a children's illustrator and author. She lives and works in beautiful Lawrence, Kansas with her husband and daughter.

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