Illustrated typography desk calendar | How About Orange

January 24, 2013

Illustrated typography desk calendar

I had a fun mail day recently: one of my packages contained a 2013 calendar gift from Italian designer Simone Massoni. Called "Chicks and Types," Simone has illustrated a series of pin-up girls and paired each one with a featured typeface for every month of the year. A few of the ladies are a bit spicy and missing their tops, and I'm too bashful to show you those. But here's a sampling of the more modest pages. There's a Sherlock Holmes girl!

I'm completely charmed by the illustration style, the interesting color palette, and the deliciously thick, soft paper stock. Plus I get to familiarize myself with more fonts. Terrific!

Calendars are available in Simone's Etsy shop. Meet the other girls here.

P.S. Simone has added a comment to this post, and I wanted to share it:

"It's funny how you picked Rosa as the main image for the post, since it's one of my faves.

Just for people to know, every pin-up has a story. I'd like to suggest few hints to better feel the mood of the artwork: Fabrizio, is a display font by a friend of mine and well-recognized designer, Federico Landini.

Fabrizio is named after Federico's father, who the font has been dedicated to. Federico's mom is Rosa (italian name which means "rose"), they both come from Pistoia, a medieval wonderful city in the centre of Tuscany. Despite the pin-up is not the mom's portrait I imagined to build a story about a romantic picnic lunch in the country side surrounding Pistoia."


Now we can appreciate this page even more!

6 comments:

Grandma G said...

Don't let Alex see those spicy ones!!!! ;)

Mum

Preeti Dubey said...

Very Nice and artistic theme ! Going to check rest of the girls. Thanks for sharing! :)

Kanika Khurana said...

Hi JJ,
Loved your Orangy Blog and Calender too :)

Etched Glass said...

This is one of the best source in arts and crafts.

simone said...

Thanks for such a lovely presentation:)

It's funny how you picked Rosa as the main image for the post, since it's one of my faves.

Just for people to know, every pin-up has a story.
i'd like to suggest few hints to better feel the mood of the artwork: Fabrizio, is a display font by a friend of mine and well-recognized designer, Federico Landini.
Fabrizio is named after Federico's father, who the font has been dedicated to.
Federico's mom is Rosa (italian name which means "rose"), they both come from Pistoia, a medieval wonderful city in the centre of Tuscany. Despite the pin-up is not the mom's portrait i imagined to build a story about a romantic picnic lunch in the country side surrounding Pistoia.

Jessica Jones said...

Simone, thank you for adding the story for this page. It's wonderful! I love your respect for each font, and the imagined scene that goes with it.

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