12 : 12 : 12 : 12 : 12 : 2012
This year ‘2012’ provides us with a truly unique moment in time on the 12th minute after 12 O’Clock & 12 Seconds, on the 12th Day of the 12th Month, 2012… Epic!.
But it got me thinking…how do we capture that moment… this precise second.
I came up with the idea to use my graphic design skills to create a typographical christmas wreath to symbolise this moment, although ‘thankfully’ through the design process it developed into a more fitting and festive ‘Christmas Tree’ thanks to observations from others.
The next stage was choosing the perfect typeface to build this yuletide moment in time, but I have to say… this was the easy part, as the typography company Aerotype had sent me a Promo PDF of their latest ‘Tattoo’ typeface Keepsake that had the most beautiful Glyphs, which can add so much character to any piece of typography. Although beautiful as it was, I couldn’t afford to buy this gorgeous font for my simple task at hand, luckily I managed to extract from their PDF what I needed to create my christmas typo tree (sorry Aerotype, no copyright infringement intended)… all in the name of Art.
Below is a ‘Tiled Gallery’ of my initial sketch ideas and all the ‘design-development’ concepts which lead to the final piece… but lets not forget this all stemmed from that 12th Minute after 12 O’Clock & 12 Seconds, on the 12th Day of the 12th Month 2012
… a true festive fragment in time
Designed & Created by Me 🙂
42 thoughts on “The 12th Second of Christmas”
What a cool design you came up with. I’m jealous of that graphic design talent for sure. My nephew’s birthday is actually going to be 12.12.2012 and I didn’t even realize it until you brought that to my attention … so thank you!! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. Please see the following link: http://thelifebus.com/category/adventure/ for more details on how to spread it around if you choose to accept it. I nominated you because I always enjoy the perspective you bring to your posts as well as your photos. Cheers.
Hi Lexi, I’m totally blessed and honoured that you nominated me for Wonderful Team Member Readership Award.
WOW! So creative and cleverly done. I loved them. Thank you dear Milner, have a nice week and best wishes for Christmas! Love, nia
Thanks Nia for the kind and lovely words… you have a fab Christmas as well 🙂
Hi! I just love the design of your 12-tree! I would like to use your picture in my blog on that special day. Is that ok with you? of course with pingback to your blog 🙂
Thanks, I quite enjoyed putting it together.
Your more than welcome to put it on your blog 🙂
Wow, super nice, Carl!! 🙂
Carl, what a wonderful design and clever thinking … we had a couple of topic dates since the millennium. It’s a truly beautiful design – and I have such a soft spot for great design.
My favorite is the green background – stunning.
I like what I see here .. so I will stick around. *smile
Thank you Viveka for those lovely comments, I really appreciate them.
I love the green one as well 🙂
Followed your blog today…which looks great 🙂
Carl, thanks a million for your support – and your kind words – I thought I started to follow you yesterday – but can’t see any indication. My blog was supposed to be about food and recipes, but I have come of the track quite a bit – because I’m so much more than a great chef. *smile
I started mine posting geeky stuff, but my inner passion for photography took over. I’m quite a foodie myself and was considering doing some recipe related blogs with nice macro shots of the process … one day 🙂
these are pretty cool! I like your initial sketch – I can barely draw a stick figure 😉
Thanks, I think I was born with a pencil in my hand 🙂
Beautiful! Ohh 12.12.12! I’m so excited!
Thanks Daphnée 🙂
wow, that’s great!
What a clever design – festive, and factual! 🙂
Thanks Elaine, I really enjoyed putting it together
it’s really cool idea!!
i really love it!^^
Glad you liked, I had fun doing it… might do more like that
This is the most beautiful representation of a unique second of the century that I’ve seen. Thank you!
Madelle, thats a lovely comment… I feel humbled
Very good job!
Thank you Ioanna, it made my blog quite popular today
Can you believe I totally missed that yesterday? Thought about it in the late evening, but it was to late to photograph anything….. Gah…..
Have a great day!
Thanks Marie, I was well prepared for that one 😉 …TYSM for the kind words.
Have a great weekend
Haven’t seen anything that nicely done for long time. Would look great on letterpress.
Thanks… I agree about the letterpress, maybe gold on a dark brown or black background
Gorgeous graphic – nice to see that there is someone else out there who still uses a pencil for their roughs – Have a happy New Year!
TYSM…I think I was born with a pencil in my hand 🙂
I do like the version in black,but it’s maybe a little sombre for Christmas? Hapyy New Year to you, sir.
Thanks Jo, and a warm happy new year to you as well.
I quite like the black one as well, especially if it was gold foil embossed for the wording.
My favourite is the top black on white version but I too love the pencil sketches. The whole design dances. Thanks for following my blog. I’m in awe of your skill with typography. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.