"The Calendar After the End?"/ Silkscreen Poster
Design: Corn Studio
Silkscreen Print: Tind & Erato
Photos : Cynthia Kostaki
Video: Ilias Stathis
Music: Ulver - Eitttlane
We designed a poster based on the Aztecs Art and the history of the natives of Middle America. Based upon the stone of the Aztec Sun god we created a calendar for 2013. We named it ‘’The calendar after the end?’’ based upon the false translation of the Mayans prophecy that in 21-12-2012 will come the end of the world. We put the questionmark along with the title, to signify our ignorance for what may come.
For the title we used Tikal typeface.Tikal is a brand new experimental typeface designed by Richard de Ruijter for "Ten Dollar Fonts", inspired by ancient South American culture. Although Richard has never been to South America, his typeface is a personal interpretation of what he feels their modern type would have looked like in this day and age.
According to Mayans in 21-12-2012 the world will not end, it will be remodified. According to the Mayan calendar the 21st of December marks the end of the time and the begining of no-time. It is the end of the Macha and the begining of Pacha. It is the end of selfiness and the begining of brotherhood. It is the end of individualism and the begining of collectivism. It is the end of hatred and the begining of love. The end of lies and the begining of truth. It is the end of sadness and the begining of joy. It is the end of division and the begining of unity.’’ - Evo Morales, President of Bolivia to the UN General Assembly, 67th session, 2012.
The Aztecs in one of their calendars, had 20 days. Each day had a name of an animal, a natural element
or an activity. Also for each day had been written a moto. We replaced the numbers of the days, on the
calendar, with the Aztecs glyphs. We do that because we believe that it is time for people to stop counting
the time in numbers and start counting in actions.
The Aztecs, in the center of their stone, have the Sun god. We replaced him with the god of
Chaos (this is a fictional god!) because in a world that time doesn’t count in numbers... chaos prevail!
Around the calendar we wrote the moto for each day in a way that can be used as an index.
It is a calendar for someone who wants to see how he can enjoy his day and not to see what day is.
We screen printed the poster in a large format 70x100 cm, 3 colours on a variaty of papers and materials. We
choose this trying to emulate the real size of the stone of Sun god. We printed 3 colors, black,
3x metallic inks (gold, silver, bronze) and phosphorescent ink in variable combinations. The
silkscreen printing tecnic was selected because it is the anciest printing method and it has the longest restibility in time. Selected posters were hand crafted to give them a vintage look.