[This is a guest post by Anna Farkas*, about her infographic calendar project “Anaptár”]
The first edition of the Anaptár was in 2010. I designed that version in 2009, and there were some developments after that.
Since my childhood, I can see the years in my head, like a circle, so it was simple and very straightforward to create a radial calendar for myself. And… I’ve always been interest in everything connected to the moon, the declination, positions, distance of the moon, and the moon phases. As a graphic designer, I’m a visual type of person, and the way of understanding the moon-related rules was to visualize this data.
The base inspirations were the calendars of Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry, Giovanni Battista Agnese and Clip Clop, which I matched my new lunar data visualization idea. The most important thing for me was the moon rise and the moon set projection that I have never seen before. This visualization of the moon rise and moon set was absolutely new (that time in 2009).
I think the most impressive effect of the Anaptár is the shape/drawing of the nature itself. We can see the dance of the moon.
*Anna Farkas, who graduated from the graphic design department of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 1996, founded the Anagraphic studio in 1999. Her works appeared in some of the most acclaimed Hungarian and international design-related publications. The studio focuses on the graphic design of logos, emblems, catalogs and cultural exhibitions. Anna has received numerous international awards, including the Red Dot Design Award, three times Award of Excellence, Communication Arts, and has been working as a graphic designer. Check out her work at Anagraphic, and follow her on Behance and Facebook.