Founded in 1968, Pomegranate is an award-winning independent publisher based in Portland, Oregon, who specialise in books, calendars, puzzles, games, and stationery.
'At Pomegranate, one of our core values is to make art accessible to everyone. To achieve this, we partner with museums, artists, and writers to integrate their works into illuminating products that art lovers, travel enthusiasts, and avid learners are excited to share with others.'
Spontaneous, rhythmic energy pulses from the drawings of Daria Hlazatova. Her works tap into a powerful feminine quality—somewhere between dreamy and earth-goddess punk. Swirling starscapes, broiling seas, piercing eyes, and lacy detail all surround a central figure. “My goal is for my work to evoke a feeling or memory,” says Hlazatova, “and offer the space for the viewer to get lost a little, maybe question their emotions.” These twelve drawings from Hlazatova will guide you through 2021.
All of Pomegranate’s calendars are printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® and manufactured by an FSC certified printer. FSC certification promotes responsible forest management by ensuring that forestry practices are environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable.
Festivities of the jazz age fill delightful afternoons and balmy nights in these works from Archibald Motley. The Chicago modernist drew from cinematic techniques and painted genre scenes to depict the diversity of black experiences, hoping to speak across racial divides and inspire social change. The twelve images in this calendar span the years between the first and second world wars, eloquently portraying intersecting social classes and celebrating the human spirit.
These calendars form part of a wider range of products currently being produced by Pomegranate which will also be covered in a future case study.
Pomegranate's Archibald Motley calendar
Pomegranate's Daria Hlazatova calendar