Brand Eins – Dynamic calendar design

Designing a calendar sheet generator

For the German business magazine brand eins, I designed a calendar sheet which – for each day –  presents three important events that have had an important impact on the development of modern economic history. The calendar sheet was designed around a dynamic time axis that shows the event in time and in relation to two other events on that same day.

Based on my design, Hans Hack and I developed an HTML calendar generator that is used by brand eins editors internally to dynamically generate calendar sheets for a whole year based on daily events specified in an input csv-file. The calendar sheets are generated online and then transformed to png images which can be downloaded as a zip archive. The archive contains an image set for each day and can be embedded into the brand eins website as well as into different social media channels (facebook, twitter, instagram).