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2007 Calendar Redux
posted: December 22, 2006
Rob Dunlavey's got a better printer than me.  Or at least one's that more punctual, since I just got mine and I received his several weeks ago.

My calendar has been the cornerstone of my self promo efforts for many years now. In 1985 I was working as a paste up artist ( my specialty: IGA flyers) in a small studio in Waltham, MA when a client came in with some calendar type that he wanted statted. On lunch break, when no one was around, I statted his job and made a copy for myself, went home and put my own calendar together using art from my sketchbooks. I've been doing them ever since.

The calendar idea is a great fit for me because I get to cleverly call my attention to the 4th of May, which, incidentally, is my name and not my birthday. Prior to doing them in color, I did them in B&W for many years, the only color being the 4th of May , which was hand stamped. It also gives me the opportunity to get some of the previous year's sketchbook material out in front of Art Director's eyes.

I'd be happy to send one out to you if you email me your address.
6 comments
Rob Dunlavey December 22, 2006
Hal: YOU WERE THE FIRST! Oh man, these are terrific! Love the robot one. I cherish my Hal Mayforth calendars! My printer is a total online thing: psprint.com. They're in Oakland, CA. This is my fourth calendar with them. The first time, I had to send the job back two times. The goof ups were bizarre but I had no choice but to go with them; money always being an issue. Odd thing is that the first one got into a PRINT design annual!
Robert Saunders December 22, 2006
I cherish my Mayforth calendars too. Couldn't live without 'em.
J.D. King December 22, 2006
VERY interesting reading the origin of the Mayforth calendar! The only way the entire story could be better is if May, 4th was your birthday. Can't you get it legally changed? Or at least, change your name to your birthday? Yikes! I'm beginning to think like Dykes! I need a nice, looooooooooong vacation!
David Goldin December 22, 2006
I have Scarlett Johansson tattooed on my back, that's so freaky. These are great, I need to use a calendar. For years everyday I scratch a line into the wall, like I'm in prison. That's been my calendar. I gotta email you my address.
Christoph Hitz December 22, 2006
Darn Goldin, I got my Scalett Johansson tattoo in spring this year... Yes, Hal another questionable decision. Asking You for a calendar is not. Thanks.
Mike Moran December 23, 2006
I'm convinced I'm going out today and getting a Scalett Johansson tattoo . Will it hurt?
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