Matariki

Matariki / The Maori New Year
Calendar and booklet
2011

Matariki, known in other cultures as Pleiades, the Seven Sisters, or Subaru, is a star group that crosses the sky in late May or early July. It marks the beginning of the Māori calendar.

The challenge was to create a bilingual calendar, which is both celebrational but informative. It needed to reflect the time of Matariki and inform the Moon’s effect on crops and harvesting.

This calendar folds into an information booklet, revealing more information on the history and tradition of Matariki.

Blue and grey have been used to break away from cliché Māori colours and give a fresh look. Through a bold and clean visual aesthetic the poster has a crisp tone reflective of the Matariki season – winter.

The Māori New Year / Matariki

Matariki marks the beginning of the Māori calendar. Known in other cultures as Pleiades, the Seven Sisters, or Subaru, it is a star group that crosses the sky in late May or early July. This informational booklet and fold out calendar reflects on the Moon’s effect on crops and harvesting.

Role: Graphic Design   |   Designed at: Massey University, NZ

 
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