When it comes to finding gifts for acquaintances and colleagues, I usually have a hard time deciding what would be appropriate for me to buy for them. It's a gray area, honestly. You don't want to be a bit lame and go with the whole "I didn't really put any effort into this, so here's a gift card" to going over board with the purchase. I try to look for small, yet neat products that show the recipient that not only did I put time and effort into finding the item, but that they are also able to use the product for a long period of time and find it useful.
A year ago, Jordan Mummert developed a product that fits the model I have mentioned. Simple, to the point, and elegant, Jordan's product is very useful and could help quite a bit of people plan well ahead for that next gift that they may very well be stressing over with at the moment.
Following up on the 2014 selection, Jordan is set to begin production of the 2015 line for TYPE, a letterpress desk calendar that he has put together. Made from 100% cotton, this 12 card calendar is supported by and sits on an eco-friendly bamboo stand. And the cool component about it is that each card is pressed on a 1960s letter press by hand.
As explained by Jordan, "The TYPE Calendar is printed on thick (55pt) cotton stock. All 12 months are pressed twice, once for each color (black and gray). I then cut the card stock down to size with a die cutting machine. This provides us with the clean beveled corners and a perfect cut each time. The cotton cards sit neatly in premium, eco-friendly bamboo. Each stand is hand cut, polished, and engraved with the product logo."
Aside from its looks and feel, the great concept about TYPE is its size. It doesn't appear to take up too much space, yet it delivers on its purpose. Potentially, TYPE could be a great gift to give to colleagues, friends, and family members for their desks at the office. Yes, there are many ways that one could access a calendar, but TYPE goes beyond that. It's more than just a calendar on the wall or on a desk. It's a decorative item as well, showing the person that receives it that you took in the consideration their surrounding as well. For 12 months, they'll have you in the back of their minds and be reminded of you, thanks to the gift that you gave them.
Overall, a letterpress desk calendar that solves the stress level of gift giving POPs.