365 days of graphics

 For the V&A’s 2014 Wall Planner, designer Blam (Mark Blaimre) embarked upon the task of creating a graphic for each of the 365 days of the year.

Blam wall planner close up
Blam wall planner close up

The designer is part of print collective Blanka/Print Process, and among his most recognisable past works is the poster campaign for Trainspotting, which he created during his time at Stylorouge in the early 1990s.

For the V&A project, Blam was briefed to create a ‘decorative piece of design from which pleasure could be derived on a daily basis’, according to the museum, aiming to move away from the idea of a wall planner as a ‘mundane everyday object’.

Blam wall planner
Blam wall planner

And his creation is certainly far from mundane.

The final piece –  which took 150 days to complete – features contributions from a host of design-world big names including Margaret Calvert, Jock Kinneir, Peter Crawley, Vitra, Stephen Cheetham, Rob O’Connor and Mark Bloom.

Blam wall planner
Blam wall planner

Each day features an individual object, symbol or pattern from the worlds of design, film, music and art from the middle of the last century to the present day.

The Blam Wall Planner costs £35 and can be purchased from the V&A shop www.vandashop.com

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