The Bubble Wrap Advent Calendar


I’ve never been one to enjoy bursting someone’s bubble, but this quirky advent calendar has me laughing and popping with abandon. The fun, interactive piece will conjure up memories of shipping gifts at the last minute and relieving holiday frustrations.

Twenty-five numbers are letterpress printed in green on a sturdy white backer board. A sheet of bubble wrap is stitched on top, an individual bubble placed strategically over each number. On Dec. 1, you pop bubble 1 and so on each day until Dec. 25.

The designer managed to get three senses involved:

Eyes – love the all-green palette and the Christmas tree illustration made of circles

Fingers – great variation of texture from the stock, the debossed typography and the plastic bubble wrap

Ears – this was a unique way of incorporating sound into a printed piece.

All these bubbles and popping noises make me think of champagne, too, which I will use to toast the ingenuity of this calendar.

The Bubble Wrap Advent Calendar was featured as a Paper Inspiration.



Project Details

Title The Bubble Wrap Advent Calendar Client Self-promotional Date November 2012 Design Oliver Bentley Print The Print Project
Bradford UK
Paper Legion Colorplan Pristine White

Production Details

Dimensions 39.37" x 27.83" (B1 size) Printing Method Letterpress Number of Colors 2 colors Finishing and Binding Bubble wrap is singer-stitched to card


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