pattern matters: pop-up, pull-out calendars made from paper
all images courtesy of siang ching

 

 

 

singapore-based graphic designer siang ching of pattern matters has designed a 12-month interactive calendar series made from paper. each month includes a playful tactile feature — pull-out tabs, circulating cogs, winding wheels, and rotating disks — that the user can toggle, pivot, whirl, and twirl, creating a kaleidoscopic effect. the physical elements coincide with practical time-telling information. as the user moves the parts around, the current date lines up with the day of the week, the course of the lunar cycle, and the number of days it is from the start of the year. all of this information has been worked into a visually riveting and engaging calendar set. the kinetic time trackers have each been handcrafted from pieces of colored paper.

 

 

pattern matters: pop-up, pull-out calendars made from paper
the july calendar from the pattern matters series has a swinging tab

 

 

pattern matters: pop-up, pull-out calendars made from paper
details of the july calendar

 

 

pattern matters: pop-up, pull-out calendars made from paper
the august calendar has a rotating wheel which spins the dials on the facade

 

 

pattern matters: pop-up, pull-out calendars made from paper
detail of the august calendar

 

 

pattern matters: pop-up, pull-out calendars made from paper
the september calendar has a spinning disk in the midde, which rotates all the outer panels

 

 

pattern matters: pop-up, pull-out calendars made from paper
september calendar close-up

 

 

 pattern matters: pop-up, pull-out calendars made from paper
a triangle mechanism at the base of the october calendar spins the entire structure

 

 

pattern matters: pop-up, pull-out calendars made from paper
a detail of the october calendar

 

 

 pattern matters: pop-up, pull-out calendars made from paper
the november calendar has a swinging tab

 

 

pattern matters: pop-up, pull-out calendars made from paper
november close-up

 

 

pattern matters: pop-up, pull-out calendars made from paper
december calendar has a spinning disk, which sends all of the paper parts in at the front into a spiraling maze

 

 

pattern matters: pop-up, pull-out calendars made from paper
detail of december