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2011 Calendar

This is our twelfth year of making a calendar for ourselves, and we have been filling them with silly dates and events. Do you remember when Google launched GoogleCountry and took over much of South America, or when the Niña and the Pinta called shirts in 1492 and the Santa Maria was not happy about being “skins” for 2 months? Ah, those were the days…

This year we chose a different tack. The last few years have not been easy on many of our clients both local and around the world. We’ve all had to cut back and be a bit more purposeful and wise. That is why we have centered this year’s calendar on mankind’s 50 years of man in space, beginning with Yuri Gagarin being the first in space on April 12th, 1961. It isn’t a big jump to put these hard years together with getting humans into space. It would be an understatement to say there was a lot of hard work and effort put in by hundreds of thousands to get people into space. And that is exactly it — we’ve done it before, and we can do it again. Sure, there is no easy answer to all of this, but at least we can all put our noses to the grindstone and crank out the best we can do. With that spirit in mind, this calendar is for all of us that will be giving it our best shot, with long hours, dedication, ingenuity and hopefully some wisdom.

If you would like a calendar [and you are in Tucson] drop us a line and we’ll work on getting a calendar out to your workplace. We’ll bring extras, just in case anyone you work with wants one [or you can just take one and become the envy of your coworkers – that would be our choice].

If you don’t want to wait, here is a pdf of the calendar that you can print out, though it isn’t very legible on an 8.5×11 sheet.

Click here for a larger jpeg, though you still won’t be able to read the date. If only our year had fewer days…

Closed Sign

You may be thinking «what is the big deal about a closed sign» but how could anyone not be happy to be CLOSED for a few days? I’ll be hanging out with family and taking a break from designing for a bit, which results in better design in the following weeks. The turkey is a quick doodle, and it reminds me of all those cut paper crafts from elementary school. I know it is a bit late, but you can download the pdf if you would like.

Download the wallpaper of your choice and keep watching and supporting our olympians.

Olympic Time!

Free wallpaper just because I love the olympics! The olympics have always been a favorite of mine, not just for the event but the imagery and graphics of the event. My one request when friends are traveling – bring me back something olympic related. In 2008 I received a 2014 olympic t-shirt from a friend in Moscow as well as a huge book on Beijing’s graphics. So much fun, but unfortunately they only last for 2 weeks.

If I had been smart, I would have made a decent logo such as the ones below and sold them as t-shirts online. Chances are I could have made a killing. Just say it out loud in you best Bob & Doug McKenzie voice, or the moose from Brother Bear – you know it, the Quebecois accent, eh? I know, stereotypical and all that, but it would have been fun to do.

Download the wallpaper of your choice and keep watching and supporting our olympians.

this use of this wallpaper is allowed for personal use as computer desktop backgrounds and nothing more. images and the phrase “GO TEAM US EH!” copyright dann niegocki 2010