Our premium 2024 Calendar (and 11th annual edition) is now available online for pre-order to guarantee your copy. As always this is a limited print run and we sell out before Christmas so please be quick to avoid disappointment.
This year was quite the challenge to pull together yet another outstanding photographic representation of Portsmouth & Southsea as I worked on the design around a busy lifestyle with the family, the shop and of course learning to screen print at the same time. To say I’ve never been busier is an understatement. The photo submissions for next years calendar are as always amazing, and in abundance and once again you’ve all taken amazing photos to help create something we can all be proud of.
Our 2024 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 #SIC2025 for our 2025 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 2024 Calendar below showing the quality, finish and packaging.
Our 2024 Calendar features photographs from the following people:
Ian Pears - @ijpears
Michelle Lucocq - @northbeachphotography
Paul Scott - @oldskoolpaul
Sarah Marston - @sarahmarston13
David Boynes - @dave_boynes
Vicky Brown - @viiickb
Diwakar Redhu - @diwakarredhu
Matthew Ponsford - @southofalbertroad
Jon Tyrrell - @jon_tyrrell
Maddalena Rea - @maddalena.jade
Ian Pears - @ijpears
Jack Williamson - @williamsons__landscapes
Gemma White - @gemmagrace_photos
David Tuckwell - @davetbythesea
Jo Fairwood - @jofairwood1
Andrew Malbon - @fivearchitects
Gemma Butterworth - @gemma_butterworth
The price is very much reflected in the cost of this premium item. 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.