It’s been yet another interesting year for everyone that’s for sure, and one that seems to of passed by at a rapid pace. You’ve all been keeping busy taking photos of Portsmouth & Southsea though that’s for sure. The photo submissions for next years calendar are as always amazing, and in abundance. Once again people took thousands of photos giving me the annual task of picking enough to represent 12 months. With at least 30 hours spent start to finish pulling the final design together and talking with the photographers the result is something we are once again really proud of.
Our 2023 Calendar features a broad range of professional and amateur photographers, with many of the selected photos being shot on phones. We encourage you all to get out there and tag us online with #SIC2024 for our 2024 Calendar.
Each A4 fold out calendar is ring-bound with antique brass, hole punched for hanging and printed on 300sgm Fedrigoni Arcoprint. This wood-free paper has a high-tech, cool white base guaranteeing excellent printability and is held in very high regard in publishing and printing industries. The guys at RIPE certainly delivered with this paper stock. It not only looks amazing as the print finish is second to none, but it feels really premium. Using an in-house HP Indigo 7800 digital press it sets the standard for premium quality digital print. Using liquid ink rather than dry toner powder, the print quality is on par with traditional lithographic printing with the benefits of less waste, which is of course great news for the environment.
Our calendars come in a Kraft button tie envelope with a hand stamped Strong Island logo so they are ready to pop in the post or give as a gift. You can see some photos of our 2022 Calendar below showing the quality, finish and packaging.
Our 2023 Calendar features photographs from the following people:
Andrew Malbon - @fivearchitects
Dan Wardle - @dwardle1988
David Boynes - @dave_boynes
Diwakar Redhu - @diwakarredhu
Ian Pears - @ijpears
James Clack - @james_clack
John Parke - No Handle
Jon Neil - @jonneilphotography
Jon Tyrrell - @jon_tyrrell
Josh Holgate - @joshholgatephoto
Lisa Munday - @l1sam
Maddalena Rea - @maddalena.jade
Matthew Ponsford - @southofalbertroad
Michael Mackenzie - @mmm.creative
Michelle Lucocq - @northbeachphotography
Paul Scott - @oldskoolpaul
Sarah Marston - @sarahmarston13
Sue Woodbridge - @sue_woodbridge_photography
Vicky Brown - @viiickb
As always this is a very limited print run and we always sell out before Christmas so please be quick to avoid disappointment.
Supplier costs have sadly increased once again this year. We have done our very best to absorb the cost with both the calendar and packaging to keep the same price down. The following images are a visual representation of the final calendar only, but all the photographs are as they will appear in the final physical copies.