I’m a paper artist Marina Talamaska, called talamaskanka on Instagram. And this is my collaborative artistic project – Almanac/ Calendar- which I made together with 18 calligraphy and lettering artists from different countries.

I asked 12 calligraphists to make a composition for 1 translated and written word, each in their native language. They used Arabic, Siamese, Korean, Chinese, Tibetan, Georgian, Cyrillic, Latin languages for the name of the month. Also, six lettering artists made 4 Openers in English representing the name of the season, and 2 Project Covers in English and Russian. In my turn, I then later recreated all of them on a paper (adding volume, 3d, color).

The main goal of the project was to show the uniqueness and beauty of each culture through its writing. The point is to highlight that visual art is a unique language that can unite many people; it is beyond borders, beyond time and politics. You can find the full project with original calligraphy and lettering artworks on my website.

More info: talamaskanka.com | Instagram

Front Cover “Almanac” in Russian

Lettering by @victorkevruh on Instagram.

Back Cover “Almanac Calendar”

Calligraphy by @sorravis.p on Instagram.

Winter Opener

Lettering by @paralelo_zero on Instagram.

December in Russian

Calligraphy by @foxbrush77 on Instagram.

January in French

Calligraphy by @svetlanalissov on Instagram.

February in Hindi

Lettering by @niteeshyadav on Instagram.

Spring Opener

Lettering by @dr_axes on Instagram.

March in Georgian

Calligraphy by @anishu on Instagram.

April

Calligraphy by @antonovamaria on Instagram.

May in Korean

Calligraphy by @ziscart on Instagram.

Summer Opener

Lettering by @hey.morgan on Instagram.

June in Tibetan

Calligraphy by @karma_samtar on Instagram.

July in Siamese

Calligraphy by @poogan_official on Instagram.

August in Filipino

Calligraphy by @nic_the_ on Instagram.

Autumn Opener

Lettering by @magda_kon on Instagram.

September in Chinese

Calligraphy by @minimind.minimind on Instagram.

October in Arabic

Calligraphy by @eedris on Instagram.

November in Ukranian

Calligraphy by @tarasmakar on Instagram.