Happiness Diary

Derrick Lin


Designer: Puskás Marcell
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Packaging Contents: Book
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper
Printing Process: Digital Printing

Once a grand philosopher, Mick Jagger said: ” you can’t always get what you want.” Happiness? Joy? Instant satisfaction? Pure delusion. This calendar won’t make you happy.

Many of us try to pursue happiness, but do we ever archive it? After all, what does happiness really mean, and if it exists; how long does it last? Until the next goal? Up to a new relationship? Up until another 1000 of followers? Or ‘til the next iPhone?

Are you happy now?

This calendar won’t make you happy, but it may help you follow up on your moods and feelings day by day. The size equals a smart phone’s dimensions, but you are the one who can brighten it up. The cover is somewhat like a mirror – being it a late-born baby of the selfie-age.

Just like a good-old diary, this mini book is also based on regularity, because you can follow up on your inner self on daily, weekly, monthly and yearly bases. After each month, there are also motivational messages as well as monthly planner pages. You’ll also come across unfinished sentences, good-or-false statements, positive-or-negative feelings and doodle fields, too. The typography is also part of the unique design.

In addition, my mood calendar follows the principles and strategies of CBT in order to help you identify and then modify problematic thinking habits. All this for the sake of happiness.

Write, draw, apply colours, or do whatever you wish in this calendar.

PS: The artist felt unconditional happiness along the whole mood-calendar project.