Since we’re big fans of mid-century Modern design, we changed George Nelson’s Starburst clock with 12 points – a fitting schematic of the Sun with a spot-on summertime color palette – into a “sundial calendar” with 31 points, one for each day of July. Then we added a quote befitting of our own design process: “No design can exist in isolation. It is always related, sometimes in very complex ways, to an entire constellation of influencing situations and attitudes.” – George Nelson

Illustrator’s Polar Grid tool helped get the spacing just right, and we retained the construction lines because the extra layer had a certain “under construction” vibe that appealed to us. The warm yellow background is borrowed from Nelson’s Kangaroo chair, and the typographic choice references the cover of Pentagram’s monograph, George Nelson On Design.

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