Design Library Volume 03: Weekend Almanac No. 1
Category: Periodical, almanac
Curator + Editor: Lauren Ladoceour
Curator + Creative Director: Ali Zeigler
Publisher: Independently published
Now, before the term ‘periodical’ scares you off, allow us to insert a little disclaimer here: Weekend Almanac is no ordinary periodical. This sort of genre usually brings to mind stuffy, old volumes with hard to read text about complex subject matters, but this periodical doesn’t fit any of those molds.
Instead, the first volume of Weekend Almanac is a fast and fun read (we devoured it in one sitting over the lunch hour one Friday afternoon). For a good part of a year, editor Lauren Ladoceour and creative director Ali Zeigler spent their weekends documenting all the fun and creative things people do outside of their 9 to 5 jobs. They collected stories and photographs from artists, writers, designers, and photographers and compiled them into this short, 64 page book.
Broken down into 3 sections – aptly titled Friday, Saturday and Sunday – the almanac serves as a playful guide to help you make the most of every single part of your weekend…morning, day and night.
Visuals outweigh text, making it easy to flip through on the fly. Hazy photography and watercolor art have a relaxed feel that’s fitting of the almanac’s weekend theme. There are even colouring pages for readers to get crafty with on a rainy day. Where text does appear, it’s done so artfully with large, whimsical typography and small, easy-to-digest bits. Approach Weekend Almanac with the same lightness you would a magazine, but collect and care for it like you would your favourite book series.
Read our Interview with Editor Lauren Ladoceour to learn more about the making of this publication.
The Ladies at Weekend Almanac are currently working on volume No. 2, which is set to be released sometime in March 2014. In the meantime, get your hands on a copy of No. 1 (while you still can!).
Your weekend will thank you.