This 3D poem-book created by pop-up technique was inspired by the twentieth-century Hungarian poet Miklós Radnóti’s lyrical cycle titled Calendar. The spatial compositions in the twelve spreads are linked to the main theme – the changes in nature with the seasons of the year. The whole cycle is about the changes and movements take place in nature. The small paper creations reflect the atmosphere and cyclical nature of the seasons in a clear but lyric and sensitive way – as the poems it selves do. Except in case of the typography I consciously used no colours but accidental lights, shadows and contrasts in order to create a smooth harmony of colours.
“Part of the power of comics is that they enter our lives early, before we can form any biases against them. Like many kids, Spiegelman learned to decipher the images of Batman before he could read. For immigrant children in particular, comics can provide a road map of a new culture that isn’t available at home. Just as Mouly would one day improve her English via Arcade, the young Spiegelman got a guided tour of American popular culture through Mad magazine.”