Anaptár is the meeting of art and science. It is a unique, informative poster calendar, which is not only a work of beauty but also a source of fascinating new discoveries. The latest versions of the Red Dot 2015 winner and German Design Award 2016 nominated Anaptár are already available.


It is much more than a traditional calendar, it provides lots of information beside enumerating days in a visually enjoyable way: year, seasons, months, weeks, days, weekends, holidays, solstices and equinoxes, correction for summer and wintertime (daylight saving time), perihelion and aphelion, hours of sunshine, dawn, sunrise, culmination of the Sun, sunset, dusk, lunar cycles, moonrise, moonset, culmination of the Moon, cyclic alteration in the distance of the Moon to Earth, declination of the Moon, solar and lunar eclipses.

Wow, that is definitely overwhelming. It sounds like a lot, but it offers exciting visual experiences even for those viewers who are usually not captured by details and it actually makes astronomic correlations visible and understandable.

Anna Farkas, designer-graphic, initiated her own brand called Anagraphic in 1999. She mostly designs logos, emblems and brochures but she has also designed facades and packaging. She designed the first Anaptár is 2009 and comes out with a new edition every year.

She told that the Moon had fascinated her since her childhood, more exactly the reason behind why we see it in different heights and sizes. This is what led her to try to understand the system and to visualize it. As she was collecting data it became self-evident to put it into a calendar format. She has always been drawn to circles, that is why the Anaptár is in a circle form.

red dot winner

They started getting more and more requests from abroad even though the information was written in Hungarian and was designed to match Budapest’s geographic coordinates. This way it loses its function for a foreigner but people still loved it visually.

This year, the Anaptár won a Red Dot Design Award and that is one of the factors which inspired the making of calendars matched to the geographic coordinates of Berlin, Vienna, Copenhagen, London and New York.

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Written by Alexandra Béni

Copy editor: bm

Source: Daily News Hungary

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