An Eco-Friendly Print since 1990!
This Lunar Phase Calendar was originally made and published 28 years ago in 1988 for the year 1989.
Making these posters by hand back then gave us direct insight into how toxic printing inks can be to the environment. In 1990 we began printing these on 100% recycled paper with soy-based inks.
The mechanical drawing for this print was made by hand in pen and ink by Katheren Belle. It is printed at a press in NH using locally sourced paper and published by the artist.
The dates used to chart out the positions of the lunar phases within the graphic are obtained from the Circular published by the Nautical Almanac Office at the U.S. Naval Observatory for the years 2000~2049.
The dates used are based on Universal Time, also known as Greenwich Mean Time.
The Original Lunar Phase Calendar Artists' Statement
Gradual changes, like the phases of the moon, help us to express growth and continued originality in design. I like to alter one small thing in the design of this print each year. It may be something only the artist would know, or something more noticeable, but never very dramatic from year to year. The image of 1992 is similar to the first print from 1989. It illustrates the results of working with gradual changes in design.
By gathering feedback from customers, trial and error and a willingness to change, I bring a new original lunar phase calendar to you each year.