APHA Calendar / August 2018
Each year the Chesapeake Chapter of the American Printing History Association produces a calendar via letterpress. These calendars are sold to generate funds for student memberships and special projects sponsored by the group.
Several people have complained about the calendars not being useful and that they should be more gridlike. I suspect they were talking about some of my more experimental months over the past several years.
So, this year I went for a grid with the most impact with the least trouble.
The calendar is 7" x 11" so I started with a 12" x 12" sheet so I could rotate it in the press.
The design is one plate printed with an 8 colors or so rainbow roll at a 60° angle with the paper. Once the first run was finished the paper was trimmed to allow us to print it at a new angle. It was rotated about 30° in the other direction and shifted 1 pica in both directions.
You do get some interplay with the resulting color. Way easier than it looks.