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Track Your Days With a Jumping Point Calendar by Domberger Editions

Updated on January 14, 2014

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.

Start 2014 with a Jumping Point calendar.
Start 2014 with a Jumping Point calendar. | Source

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 2014 calendar comes in black or silver.
The 2014 calendar comes in black or silver. | Source

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 and Willi Baumeister.
Luitpold Domberger and Willi Baumeister. | Source

Luitpold Domberger

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.

Your Turn

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      Annette R. Smith 4 years ago from Grand Island, Florida

      Thanks, Bill. So glad you stopped by!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I doubt that I will use this but I had to stop by to find out what in the world it was. LOL Thanks for the tutorial and I hope all is well with you as the new year unfolds.

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      Annette R. Smith 6 years ago from Grand Island, Florida

      Isn't it?! Thanks, Maren, for dropping by. Enjoy the weekend!

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      Maren Elizabeth Morgan 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Too cute!

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      Annette R. Smith 6 years ago from Grand Island, Florida

      Greetings, Donna and LadyLyell! I want to thank you both for reading my hub and leaving your comments. I was not familiar with Domberger calendars when I discovered this very unique one, so the research was enjoyable and interesting. Have a great weekend, ladies, and happy hubbing!

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      LadyLyell 6 years ago from George, South Africa

      Enjoyed your article.

      Voted interesting!

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      Donna Cosmato 6 years ago from USA

      Hey, Annette, what a terrific idea this is! Since I can never find a pen in the kitchen when I need one, I could just pop the dot. Thanks for alerting me to this product as I did not know about it. I voted this up and extremely useful:)