This Lunar Phase Calendar was originally made and published 30 years ago in 1988 for the year 1989.
Making these posters by hand back then gave 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.
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 this graphic are obtained from the Circular published by the Nautical Almanac Office at the U.S. Naval Observatory for the years 2000~2049. The mechanical drawing for this print was made by hand in pen and ink by Katheren Belle.
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 I would see, or something more noticeable, but never very dramatic from year to year. For 2019, I have increased the size of the full moons by a tiny percent over the rest to emphasize the years glowing outreach of the lunar light wave!
Let the lunar phase calendar inspire you as the cycles of the moon mimic the cycles of life..
~ K Belle
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