ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN PROCESS
Our illustrator went through many rounds of refining botanical illustrations to get them just right. The soft, faded vintage feel of the illustrations is inspired by old lithographs and advertisements, an example of which is pictured below. Paired with clean, modern typography, the botanical calendars feel both fresh and nostalgaic.
As seen in the image of a vintage shrimp advertisement above, elements of a vintage lithography print, such as the dissolving watercolor background and colorblocked shading, made their way into the botanical calendar drawings.
INSPIRATION IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
Most of the botanicals pictured in our calendar can be found right here in our neighborhood! We spotted this vibrant bougainvillea down the street, and have magnolia trees in front of our store. In our side yard, we have an ample supply of palmetto leaves which we often use for photo staging.
IN BLOOM ALL YEAR ROUND
We are lucky to live in new Orleans, where plant life thrives year round. Our calendar highlights some of our favorite leaves and blooms with no sneezy side-effects.
DON’T FORGET TO STOP AND SMELL THE FLOWERS
Each calendar comes in a clear stand that holds it neatly upright.
FEASTING & FESTING ALL YEAR LONG
It was hard to narrow it down to 12 New Orleans foods for this calendar withhout our mouths watering. Each type of food made us think of a different favorite local restaurant.
FOR MONTHS WITH AN “R”
One of our favorite oyster happy hours is at Kenton’s, a fellow business on West Magazine Street. Be sure to order a delicious cocktail to accompany a dozen oysters (and check out their coasters, letterpress printed in our studio).
SON OF A GUN WE’LL HAVE BIG FUN ON THE BAYOU
Crawfish have a way with stealing the show, so we chose the spiciest of our food illustrations for the front cover.
Let the buyer beware: This calendar will keep you hungry all year long.