In their own words, Postalco offers the following insight into their unique collaboration with The Calder Foundation:
"In keeping with their namesake, Postalco has chosen to feature an assembly drawing of Calder’s 1946 The S-Shaped Vine on the cover of a notebook. Intrigued by the limitations on parcel size imposed by the U.S. Postal Service, Calder created this large-scale mobile on the occasion of his premiere postwar exhibition in Paris at Galerie Louis Carré as a collapsible work that could be reassembled onsite according to the specifications in the drawing.
The notebook’s pages are interspersed with historic photographs by famed Swiss graphic designer and photographer Herbert Matter, along with drawings and textile designs by Calder, and writings both by and about the artist. Each product’s colorway, produced with traditional Japanese craftsmanship, has been carefully selected from those found in the artist’s work.
Postalco approaches each collaboration with an extensive amount of research. After a visit to the Calder Foundation archives in New York, which contains more than 26,000 historic photographs, dozens of films, and over 130,000 documents covering all aspects of the artist’s life, Postalco discovered the artist’s lesser-known works, including jewelry, textiles, and domestic objects. Inspired by the way Calder erased boundaries between established genres, the resulting collection offers a unique glimpse into the prolific life of one of the most important artists of the twentieth century."
Notebook pages are printed with Pin-graph, Postalco's original 1mm x 1mm blue graph paper. This paper is ecologically made and chlorine free.
Available with a red cover or an ivory cover. 9" long and 7" wide. Made in Japan.
Founded in Brooklyn, New York and now based in Tokyo, Postalco has a passion for everyday objects and our relationships with them. Their logo is the carrier pigeon inspired by communication on paper. They began with document holders and notebooks but since then have applied their perspective to many other items, including leather wallets, rainwear, pens, key holders and bags. For over 15 years, they have been dedicated to finding new ways to apply Japanese craft in daily life. Postalco’s products are created to be used by anyone – male or female, young or old, people from all walks of life worldwide. What sets Postalco’s designs apart are their supreme utility and warmth blended with the beauty of understatement.