Calendar 1971


This 1971 calendar designed by Keisuke Serizawa is made up of twelve paper stencil prints packaged in a decorative envelope with a stenciled label showing the year and Serizawa's "se" (せ) hexagonal seal. The prints and the pasted on envelope title are done in Serizawa's katazome style perfected in the wake of WWII material shortages forcing him to look for alternatives to textiles to print his stencil dyed designs. Serizawa’s stencils were later named kataezome to reinforce the pictorial nature of his work. Serizawa must have taken delight each year in combining disparate design elements into a mass-produced cohesive calendar.

Envelope containing the 12 prints

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 January 1971

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February 1971

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 March 1971

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 April 1971

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May 1971

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June 1971

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July 1971

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August 1971

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September 1971

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October 1971

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November 1971

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December 1971

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Calendar Details

Katazome Calendar 1971 - #2645

せ "se" appearing on label pasted to envelope