Fedrigoni 365 has always been an expression of love. It has been its own love letter to the power of creativity, of fine paper and of exquisite print. Uniting so many designers under one shared goal of design, positivity and collaboration has been, and continues to be, one of the best parts of this project.
The events over the last few years have highlighted the importance of these expressions of unity, of kindness and of love. They stand as a reminder to love more and to love harder. So this year, contributors have been asked to spread this message by using the idea of love as the core inspiration behind their designs.
As with all beautiful objects, there is an intricate and unseen craft that has been invested into each unique copy. The book in your hands holds 365 individual labours of love, printed on a beautiful mélange of red to pink hues from Fedrigoni's vast range of fine papers. This year has been a particular joy for us as we study each and every design that unfolds over the pages of this book; each a unique and personal interpretation of the brief. Not many collaborations focus the minds of so many creatives on one single there. The results really are indicative of the individuality of each mind and of each designer as they range from the emotionally sublime to the tongue-in-cheek ridiculous - but we wouldn't have it any other way.
The books have been assembled at random, with varying coloured front and back cover boards glued onto each book block. We have purposefully left this process to chance, letting each edition carry its own visual signature and its own message of love, bringing to light both complementary and juxtaposing mixes of colour.
Identity have been our trusted print partner for this edition and they have brought a wealth of knowledge, experience and willingness to the project.
This project is nothing without the keen innovation and unparalleled know-how of our printers. We hope you enjoy this labour of love as much as we have. And a big thank you to all those who have helped us spread the love this year.
Fedrigoni & TM
In this years Calendar my given date was the 21st of may. I used my number and mirrored it to represent two reunited swans forming the shape of a heart with their heads as they would do this after being separated for weeks. I used 5 lines to signify it being the 5th month.