We hadn't produced a calendar before now; however, as we head into 2023, our 5th year and the year of our mega-blockbuster Tartan exhibition, we thought it was about time.
From the start, we had only one designer in mind - Gabriella Marcella of Risotto Studios. As founder of the fabulous Glasgow-based print studio, Gabriella has previous and current form designing calendars, plus we love everything she does. Back in 2019, Gabriella & V&A Dundee collaborated on Rules of Play, a playful and fun interactive installation. You find see a little about it here >
We asked Gabriella to design us a bespoke print inspired by tartan as a cover for our calendar. Asking her to explode the grid and explore new ways to consider tartan and Gabriella being Gabriella, she surpassed our brief and offered us five designs to choose from, leaving us spoilt for choice.
These are just a few bold and brilliant alternative design options, which, as you can see, left us with a very tricky decision!
The calendar cover has a perforated top edge so that you can keep and frame the design. It is, after all, an exclusively designed print by Risotto for the price of a clever calendar.
We also highlighted some key dates in the calendar that called out some Dundee design milestones - like Dundee Design month in May and our fifth birthday in September.
You can purchase this playful and punchy piece of design here >
We hope your 2023 is as colourful and fun as this calendar and that it also finds you surrounded with peace, love and hope.