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Track Your Days With a Jumping Point Calendar by Domberger Editions
Track your days with a Jumping Point calendar by Domberger Editions. Learn more about this unique wall calendar and the company's creator, Luitpold Domberger.
New Year, New Calendar
New Year's Day signals a yearly ritual for many people, and you may be one of them.
The ritual involves sitting down with an empty calendar and scheduling your daily, weekly, and monthly activities. Add the birthdays, holidays, and other events you want to remember throughout the year, and you're all set for 2014.
For many people, this ritual involves hanging the new calendar on a wall. Wall calendars are a popular way to organize your life. They let you track the month at a glance. At home, you probably hang your calendar in the kitchen or another high traffic area. At the office, you hang it on the wall near your workspace.
Was last year's calendar generic and nondescript? Did it consist of thin white pages stuck to a wall? Maybe it's time to dress up your wall with something new. Wall calendars come in many shapes, sizes, and designs. Not only are they functional, but many of them are true works of art.
For something different this year, track your days with a Jumping Point poster calendar by Domberger. This funky calendar makes popping the dots a daily event to look forward to. The calendar is available in two backgrounds: silver and black.
The Jumping Point calendar was designed in 1975 by Michael Domberger, the son of Domberger Editions founder, Luitpold Domberger.
The original black format reveals a rainbow of bright, bold colors as you punch the perforated dots for each day of the year. This unique calendar will appeal to visual learners and anyone who wants a fun way to view the year at a glance.
For people who prefer a lighter-color background, the Jumping Point calendar also comes in silver. A long Jumping Point edition allows users to create their own rainbow-colored background. A Moon Jumping Point edition features the phases of the moon, as well.
Luitpold Domberger (1912-2005) was a famous German commercial artist. He pioneered the art of screen printing in his country. Domberger studied at the Arts and Crafts School in Pforzheim near the Black Forest before turning to freelance commercial art in the 1930s.
A visit to the Stuttgart Amerika Haus piqued Domberger's interest in screen printing. The American printing technology was new at the time and virtually unknown in Germany.
After experimenting with a few simple tools, Domberger taught his first silkscreen workshop. He collaborated with Willi Baumeister, a German abstract artist, on many projects in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
In subsequent years, Domberger essentially coined the screen printer profession. He founded Stuttgart Edition Domberger, a German printing facility, in the late 1960s. The business now operates under the leadership of his son, Michael Domberger.
Michael continues to develop the screen printing art that his father pioneered. He also promotes the original prints produced with the technique. Domberger has worked with numerous modern artists through the years, from Baumeister and other abstract painters to Russian constructivist artists, modern pop artists, and contemporary painters.
For more than five decades, Domberger has produced art calendars that have won prestigious national and international awards. The Jumping Point Calendar, a visual calendar in a vertical design, features perforated dots and color splashes much like the Pop-the-Dot Calendar. It is the most successful Domberger calendar to date.
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© 2012 Annette R. Smith