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A SELF-INITIATED PROJECT

Welcome to the future!

This calendar looks back to the past and ahead to the future – a homage to the “Grandfather of Science Fiction Art”.

This calendar looks back to the past and ahead to the future – a homage to the “Grandfather of Science Fiction Art”.

CMY no K

With a small selection in this calendar, we make Paul’s colorful utopias visible again. (His work is known for its bright, basic colors, especially reds and yellows. This was partly the product of a cost-savings measure imposed by Gernsback, which often used three-color printing instead of a four-color press. We followed this principle and produced each calendar page with only three printing inks: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow but no Key.) 

ADDED VALUE

Each back side provides a summary of the story, being depicted by the illustration. The calendarium indicates important dates of international SciFi conferences. And all sheets can be detached thanks to a micro-perforation on top of each calender page and used as poster – a great decoration idea for vintage fans!

The calendar is an exclusive gift for our business partners and not for sale. It became part of the collection of the German Calendar Museum in Stuttgart.

“Oh my gosh! The calendars came and they are unbelievably beautiful. Oh my gosh!”

Frank Wu, Illustrator and operator of an online gallery with Frank R. Paul’s artwork

“What a spectacular and beautiful accomplishment! The reproductions are absolutely superb. I am proud and honored to have been a part of its creation!”

Richard J. Bleiler, co-author of the book “Science Fiction: The Gernsback Years” (Kent State University Press, 1998)

“Award of Excellence”, gregor international calendar award 2016

“A real print jewel!”

PAGE, Magazine of the German Creative Industry

IDEA

A wall calendar indicates the time to come – and simultaneously looks back to the past. Our new calendar picks up on this interdependency: With the images of Frank R. Paul, we go on a stylistic journey through time, back to the first half of the 20th century – and at the same time cast an adventurous glance ahead. From today’s point of view, Paul’s striking visuals mirror both past and future, so a calender is the ideal medium for presenting his illustrations.

ABOUT PAUL

Frank R. Paul (1884-1963) is known as the “Father of Science-Fiction Art” and as the first illustrator to depict a space station and a flying saucer. Born in Vienna and educated as an architect, he became famous for the visuals he created for nascent science fiction pulps. His dramatic style, rich in detail of impressive cities of the future, robots, spaceships, and aliens, have been major influences on an entire genre. His oevre includes some 100 artworks for cover and interior pages but is mostly known only to experts and collectors.