I think having physical desktop calendars are a bare necessity of life. At least for me! It helps to have a hold on your coming days and those that have gone past. The Lunar Calendar 2017 was just a simple calendar design project. We just wanted to try something simple and straight to the point.
My fascination with the Lunar Calendar came up with my hobby of late night walks. It still amazes me how much difference moonlight makes. On a full moon, even away from the city, the whole night is so serenely lit up. It’s almost magical. Whereas on a new moon, almost pitch darkness. Your eyes really struggle to adjust.
The Lunar Calendar is just that. It shows the phases of the moon every fortnight. Each date is shown to be with the corresponding moon phase. A full moon day will have the entire moon face behind the date and a new moon will have none. Simple and to the point.
I found it a helpful case as I have a copy of it on my desk and plan my nightly ‘sojourns ‘ accordingly now.
Check out the pdf of the entire year’s calendar provided herewith. Print out a copy for your desk or wall. Hopefully it’ll help you too!
It feels very strange to actually put that down in writing. I feel kinda ‘old’. But it’s been so long agothat we (Pratik and I) sat down and started this way back in college. It didn’t have a name. We weren’t a‘design studio’ it was the two of us. Doing random things, anything we could get our hands on, freelance(usually a lot of pro bono work) you know the drill.
This was us. This was Pixel DropWe spent the first year working on a project that was too big, beyond our purview. A lesson learnt the hardway. The next two years we spent onThe Game Quantum. It was the most frustrating butsatisfying period of our life. That a real learning curve.
A few months back, we decided that it was time to change. Get our focus back. We were lacking in that singleoriented, tunnel vision that kept us awake at night. Complacency was setting in. The edges were gettingrounded off. We stopped caring about the proverbial ‘one pixel offset’. In short, we stopped being anal aboutdesign.
Pixel Drop Studios Reboot
It was time for Pixel Drop 2.0. We vowed to get our core principles right again – make every pixel matter. Aone pixel offset is a one pixel offset. It has to be made right. Because it matters to us. We have set out to redo our first app The Game Quantum to make it what we had the originally envisioned it to be. Simple yet smart. And of course science. Because… Science B(#ch!
And this is what we are now. This is us. Pixel Drop Studios v2.0.
Our primary colors – the two shades of blue, contrasted by pure white. And a tertiary grey for supportingelements.
The logo is made entirely of geometric shapes.And if you look closely enough. It’s got our initials in it. P & J. Pratik and Joseph. And look even more closely to the guys out there who are anal about design. There’s a one pixel offset in the ‘x’. That’s to remind ourselves every time we look at it that it matters. It alwaysdoes. It’s when it stops mattering, that we stop caring and nothing that is inspiring to us will ever comeout of it.
So it’s time to begin anew. Pixel Drop v2.0. Clean and simple. Time to get that tunnel vision back.