Fedrigoni 366 marks 2020's leap year with designs from the UK's best creatives
Since 2018, Fedrigoni UK has invited the country’s designers, illustrators and photographers to contribute to an annual calendar book through an open call for entries. Now in its third year, the usually titled Fedrigoni 365 has become Fedrigoni 366 to mark 2020’s leap year, and once again is devised by London-based studio TM.
Following the previous years black and white renditions of the calendar, the 2020 edition delves into the world of colour, through Fedrigoni’s environmentally friendly range, Woodstock. Woodstock’s hues move through every colour of the spectrum, while also delivering from a sustainability standpoint. It is one of the most environmentally-friendly colour ranges on the market, formed with 80% recycled and 20% FSC® certified virgin fibres. In addition to these inherent environmental credentials, the book has been Carbon Balanced. Additionally, as part of the process, waste was minimised by planning the slipcase, eight and four-page cover plus other collateral from a single B1 sheet of paper.
The design brief is purposefully restrictive, inviting contributors to design in one colour and within a specific size. Despite that, 366 contains a plethora of diverse artwork ranging from numbers to historical figures to photographs to vector graphics. No two submissions are the same. To celebrate the leap years extra day, February 29 features a design by Supermundane that is amplified by a shimmering holographic foil.
Since its foundation in 1888, Fedrigoni has specialised in fine paper for printing, editing, labels, bookbinding, packaging and paper products.