Requiem

A Visual Systems Calendar project



Duration
6 weeks

Tools
Photoshop

Collaboration
Individual
The Challenge

Design 13 sheets (cover + 12 months) of visual system graphics. In all cases the final project must present an aesthetic value and quality. Functional elements of a calendar (days of the week or months of the year) may be limited if needed.





The Requiem

Requiem, also known as Mass for the dead, is a Mass in the Catholic Church offered for the repose of the soul. The Requiem Mass inspired a large number of musical compositions, including settings by Mozart (though uncompleted), Verdi, Berlioz, Dvořák, Fauré, and others. Many of the texts in the Requiem Mass have been set to music. The exact musical structure differs by the composer but mostly includes these texts:


Month Latin Title English Translation
1 Introitus Introduction
2 Kyrie Have Mercy
3 Dies Irae Day of Wrath
4 Tuba Mirum Hark, the Trumpet
5 Rex Tremendae The Tremendous King
6 Recordare Remember
7 Introitus Introduction
8 Kyrie Have Mercy
9 Domine Jesu Lord Jesus
10 Agnus Dei Lamb of God
11 Lux Aeterna Eternal Light
12 In Paradisum Into Paradise

The Calendar



The Cover

The package is designed to resemble a casket, to add to the calendar’s metaphor as the afterlife. As the viewers go through the calendar, they follow the dead’s journey after death.





Original Sketches