Fedrigoni 366

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Fedrigoni 366

28.11.2019

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I was once again lucky enough to make the cut for Fedrigoni’s annual exploration into the humble calendar, this year sporting the ‘366’ moniker.

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Each contributor is assigned a day of the year to bring it to life in whatever weird and wonderful way one wishes (ooh that was fun to read).

I was given the 23rd December and I looked back to that magical thing time of year when you used to make Christmas decorations at school. Snowflakes made from folded paper were an exercise in balancing process design with often surprising results. Each different snip of paper often resulted in surprising shapes as the snowflake was unfurled—this is an element of design which I love to encounter.

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The design is based on an angular 23 which tessellates around six segments, mimicking snowflakes’ hexagonal structure.

The initial ambition was to transform this into an augmented design with the folded-up snowflake revealing it’s true form through a web app. Sadly I wasn’t able to achieve this, hence why I opted to illustrate the opened-up design. There may yet be light at the end, with the wonderful Pixel Beard looking into making this a reality. Something which may prove difficult due to the symmetrical design. Alas we wait in hope—luckily there’s over a year to wait until the day makes its debut.

Also—I’m aware the pattern would be impossible to create based on unfailing paper, but basically it’s more visually striking this way. Sorry.