From the Nominator
A calendar is defined by Oxford Dictionaries as, “a chart or series of pages showing the days, weeks, and months of a particular year, or giving particular seasonal information.” WikiDiff suggests: “As nouns the difference between calendar and diary is that calendar is any system by which time is divided into days, weeks, months, and years while diary is a daily log of experiences, especially those of the writer.” Under these definitions we feel it is appropriate to enter this publication in this category.
From the Judges
The University of Manchester’s little booklet/planner immediately stood out in a group of wall calendars and small cards. This was our panel’s unanimous choice for the gold (the only medal we awarded in this category). It included 53 fun and appealing illustrations and copy that we all actually wanted to read. The packaging was a great teaser: “53 Things We Didn’t Know This Time Last Year.” The judges said:
- “I like the informal nature of this one.”
- “Most utilitarian of all of the calendars. I like the paper.”
- “Typography is spot on.”