A short clip showing the making and installation of my Universal Calendar designed for the London Underground. The calendar displays 366 days in total, equivalent to the full year 2012 according to the Gregorian calendar. This one however also shows other calendars, such as the Bengali, Islamic or Tamil calendar. Others like the Hebrew, Zoroastrian or the Malayalam calendar. Ten calendars are featured on each poster, including most (if not all) religious holidays in over ten Religious groups linked to the calendars. The Months are also displayed and named on the design, together with each calendars current year. It is interesting to see how the different religions and beliefs overlay each other in many occasions. As well as the contrasts, the Bahamian for example counts 19 Months, others just 10.
The tube offered the best canvas for this design. The vast amount of advertisement on the London Underground inspired me to replace it with something more useful. A universal calendar increases peoples interest in other religions. It also allows people to think and count in alternative ways, outside the mainstream box. Some might even rediscover their own heritage. In many ways it is more useful than another insurance company advert, or expensive mobile phone contracts.
For a detailed view of this Project visit christopherkieling.com
i apologize for the bad resolution, it was shot ultra DIY and edited last minute...