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Graphic design students to sell calendars

Students in the graphic design class at Paly will be selling three different 2013 calendars they created in order to fundraise for the new design program, according to graphic design teacher Christine Hale.

Each student used Adobe Illustrator and the skills they learned throughout the semester to design a calendar page. Students worked together with a team of classmates to create a common theme and color scheme for each of the seasons.

One of the calendars available for purchase is a square format calendar (11” x 12.375”) with a bird, bug and nature theme for $25. The second calendar style has a similar theme as the first, but is in a rectangular format (5.5” x 17” ); it will sell for $16. Lastly, the “year-at-a glance” calendar (4.5” x 16.5”) has a Japanese koi fish theme. This style will be sold for $7.

The three calendars can be purchased online through the Viking Shoppe. Orders must be placed before Dec. 11 in order to be picked up in the Main Office during finals week. If orders are placed after Dec. 7, calendars can be picked up after winter break. Hale will also sell the calendars in front of the library at lunch during finals week.

The money raised from the calendar sales will go towards supporting the new class at Paly, specifically for supplies and online resources.

“The price covers printing costs with a minimal mark up,” Hale said. “Money earned will fund the graphic design program including printer, inks, papers and fonts.”

The graphic design class hopes  to use the calendars as a way to exhibit their design talent to the community.

“If people get the calendar around to local graphic design firms it would be cool to have graphic design opportunities for students, like internships,” senior Masha Andreyeva said.

To see all of the calendar art, students can visit the graphic design website:

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