Fedrigoni 365 – 2022
The 2022 edition of Fedrigoni 365 follows on from the very topical theme of collaboration and inclusion, but with a difference: this year’s Fedrigoni 365 is the product of artists from different disciplines and prestigious creative-printing partners, culminating in a true celebration of the creative eco-system in its entirety. This unique, multi-faceted partnership has produced a calendar that serves as an educational toolkit and source of inspiration for new designers, showcasing the endless possibilities of finishing and book binding.
Danny McNeil, Creative Director and Founder, TM, commented: “In a world where we have found ourselves working from home and communicating through digital devices, Fedrigoni 365 2022 serves as a timely reminder of the tangible, the power of the printed page and the value of collaboration.”
Instead of presenting itself as a single-bound book, this year’s calendar is a collection of four volumes. Each is produced using various hues of Fedrigoni’s Materica paper, a range of finishing techniques, and are singularly printed by four leading printers - serving as a fundamental asset for designers on the wonders of printing.
As with previous editions, hundreds of creatives, from designers to illustrators and photographers, were invited to submit a numeric design for an assigned date. Volume 4 - printed by Screaming Colour with HP Indigo technology - produced three alternate editions of the final volume, allowing for a total of almost 550 creatives to get involved in this year’s calendar. Print partners of this year’s edition include (Printers of Volume 1-4 from left to right) Hampton Printing, Team Impression, Kingsbury Press, Screaming Colour / HP and Diamond Print Services.
Ambra Fridegotto, Marketing Executive and Social Media Manager, Fedrigoni UK, commented: “Last year’s Fedrigoni 365 effort was a true and inclusive celebration of creative minds coming together to artistically interpret positivity and resilience in the face of current challenges presented by the pandemic. This year, we wanted to facilitate thecollaboration between print businesses for the good of the industry which, over the past two years, has been impacted by Covid-19. We also wanted to use the Fedrigoni 365 project to shine a light on the finishing techniques, as showcased by our partner Diamond, and the different binding techniques that contribute to the overall creative effect. It is these small but significant differences that make this year’s Fedrigoni 365 project a true celebration of the creative eco-system in its entirety.”
Fedrigoni 365 2022 is printed entirely on the sustainable FSC® certified range Materica, made with 25% recycled content and 10% cotton, giving the paper a bulky, rough and tactile feel. The range, which is part of the Materia Viva collection, was recently expanded to include four new shades: Terracotta, Rust, Terra Gialla and Quarz. The two latter papers were incorporated in this year’s calendar along with the classic shades Acqua, Terra Rossa, Gesso and Kraft.
Previous editions of the publication have highlighted select stocks from Fedrigoni’s vast range of papers, from an entirely black book in 2018 to an edition made of ten white papers in 2019, followed by a recycled rainbow of colours in 2020.
All profits from previous editions have been donated to charity, so far raising over £20,000. A limited number of editions of Fedrigoni 365 2022 can be purchased from Counter Print. Profits from sales this year will be donated to the charity, Mind.
Technical specifications of Fedrigoni 365 / 2022:
Vol. 1 Hampton Printing
Paper: Materica Acqua 250gsm/ 120gsm
Printing: Heidelberg XL 106, Pantone 8404
Binding: Exposed Sussex Bound
Edging: Gilt-edged silver
Vol. 2 Team Impression
Paper: Materica Terra Gialla 250gsm/ 120gsm
Printing: Komori G40, Pantone 8400
Binding: Swiss Bound
Edging: Flexographic colour
Vol. 3 Kingsbury Press
Paper: Materica Quarz 120gsm
Printing: Heidelberg CX102, Pantone 874
Vol. 4 Screaming Colour / HP
Paper: Materica Terra Rossa 250gsm and Gesso 120gsm
Printing: HP Indigo, Digital silver
Binding: OTA Bound
Edging: Digital edge printing
Slip case Screaming Colour / HP
Paper: Materica Kraft 250gsm
Printing: HP Indigo – Black and White
All book finishing Diamond Print Services Ltd.