Ciao Calendar (Student Project)



Designer: Mary McDermott
Project Type: Student Project
School: Fort Hays State University
Course: Graphic Design II
Tutor: Chaiwat Thumsujarit
Location: Hays, Kansas, USA
Packaging Contents: Calendar
Packaging Materials: Paper, Wood

I created Ciao, an English-to-Italian Calendar, where consumers can greet each day by learning a new Italian word. They either see the Italian word first (with an illustration), or the English word first (with a number) and simply lift the tab to reveal the translation. At the end of the month, they can slide off the paper and pop out each perforated day for a memory card. This way, they can play a memory card game to review the words they learned throughout the month before their trip to Italy.

What’s Unique?
The packaging of Ciao requires no adhesive. It uses tabs and gravity to stay together and hang on a wall. Before purchasing, it is packaged in a way that saves space, with the pages wrapped around the wood pieces.