Glasgow-based artist Derek Bowers was commissioned by Pantone to create a 2011 calendar and he’s designed this most excellent circular calendar based on the colour wheel, using images from all round the world.
In his words, “My brief was to create a calendar for Pantone, the world-renowned authority on colour. The main aim for me was to make this calendar relevant on a global scale. With the colour wheel being universally recognised, I used this and combined it with a mosaic made up of 1440 different images to create my main graphic. Sticking with the whole worldwide idea, I have included many visual references to a host of different countries within the mosaic, and highlighted many of the main religious and cultural holidays throughout the year.”
By the way, Pantone’s 2011 Colour of the Year is 18-2120 Honeysuckle.