Jotuni







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Maria Jotuni



2017

Helsinki and especially northern Finland tend to be pretty dark in the winter and light in the summer. The amount of daylight changes constantly and I was interested to try and present this annual cycle in a visually attractive manner from which the user would not need to check elsewhere to know what time the sun rises/sets on each given day.


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Sketching the structure of the calendar: how to make a round calendar work, how to present days, months, weeks and  holidays, where to put horoscope and moon phase info. And the hardest part might have been to figure out how to present the amount of light for each day of the year.










I managed to make the round calendar look functional with the information I wanted to display. Next step was to make some details that relate to the topic because there's quite a lot of unoccupied space in a A1 poster because of the round shape of the calendar.



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The amount of light (if precise) must be measured from a certain point on a map. I picked a place in Helsinki near the place that everybody knows: Töölönlahti. The given times hold approximately true anywhere in Helsinki (give or take 2 minutes). I made a detail of the exact coordinates and accompanied that with a map of Helsinki subdivisions. Informality looking good is something I enjoy.


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There's also small details like a poem of Maria Jotuni as a title of the calendar, horoscope symbols, my own version of Helsinki coat of arms and of course the sunrise and sunset times, equinoxes and the impact of daylight saving time to those.








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