San Franthropomorphism 2012 Calendar
Anthropomorphic Twitter accounts are increasingly common. San Francisco is particularly rich with these accounts — @SFBayBridge, @SutroTVtower, @TransamericaBdg and @555CaliforniaSt are but a few, and all have taken on distinct personalities.
@seismogenic, a real human being, is a geologist who would rather be in San Francisco but is trapped for the time being in Southern California, and wants to make a Kickstarter-funded San Franthropomorphism 2012 calendar:
The gist of this project is San Francisco and anthropomorphism. These are my interpretations of what many of San Francisco’s major landmarks would look like (and act like) if they were humans. Anthropomorphism as an artistic and literary device goes waaay back, so why not extend it to some of the structures and icons whose personalities contribute so much to the character of the larger City?
More on the calendar itself:
It’s a 2012 calendar featuring drawings of personified landmarks in their setting within the cityscape. It’s kind of a send-up of those calendars of pretty pictures of famous landmarks that you see in every gift shop in any city: that kind of scenery, but replacing the actual landmark with a human character based on that landmark. Since this is a San Francisco calendar specifically, in addition to including all the standard US holidays, it will also have key dates in the City’s history included in the day grid itself.
The final print size will be 8.5×11 inch pages – 11×17 once it’s unfolded. The prints will be in full color on glossy paper, with a glossy cardstock cover. They’ll be bound with a staple and have a hole punched in the top for ease in hanging. They will not be individually shrink-wrapped, because that’s not green at all, and this is San Francisco.
If you find this kind of thing appealing, as I obviously do, jump over and help fund the project by October 17th. (We’re already 1/6th of the way there!)