Shimmering Bauhaus Advent Calendar

“Less is more” is probably the most famous phrase associated with the German art school Bauhaus and the artistic minimalism it championed. It’s a principle lovingly celebrated in this beautiful Bauhaus advent calendar, though with foil stamping, embossing and die cutting, there’s really nothing “less” about it. 

Produced by the German printer Gräfe Druckveredelung Group and designed by Gräfe Atelier, the piece arrived at the doors of its clients last Christmas in an unassuming white box. A silver, star-studded foil sticker with the words “Take time out for something sweet” [in German] only hinted at the treasures within.  

Shimmering Bauhaus Advent Calendar - PaperSpecs

Inside, a greeting card featuring a Christmas tree comprised of colored triangles sits on top of the main event: the calendar itself. This comes out of the box in a stunning, finger-pleasing sleeve adorned with Bauhaus-inspired artwork rendered in hot foil [PRO Guide to Hot Foil Stamping] 

Shimmering Bauhaus Advent Calendar - PaperSpecs

Shimmering Bauhaus Advent Calendar - PaperSpecs

Shimmering Bauhaus Advent Calendar - PaperSpecs

Removing the sleeve reveals an excitingly chunky package boasting yet more triangles forming a tree on the cover – these in Bauhaus Blue and Red and Black (a nice tie-in to the Christmas card artwork) and Gold cold foil [PRO Guide to Cold Foil Transfer], as well as an embossed and foil stamped greeting 

Shimmering Bauhaus Advent Calendar - PaperSpecs

Shimmering Bauhaus Advent Calendar - PaperSpecs Shimmering Bauhaus Advent Calendar - PaperSpecs

Shimmering Bauhaus Advent Calendar - PaperSpecs

Wait, what’s that lovely aroma? Why the distinct scent of chocolate of course! 

Opening the calendar reveals 24 tiny boxes, each individually numbered in a distinctive Bauhaus style and enhanced with cold foil elements. Each side of the box features a different pattern. Nestled within is a small chocolate treat protected by a foodsafe PET gold foil lamination on the box’s interior.  

Shimmering Bauhaus Advent Calendar - PaperSpecs 

Shimmering Bauhaus Advent Calendar - PaperSpecs

Shimmering Bauhaus Advent Calendar - PaperSpecs

Shimmering Bauhaus Advent Calendar - PaperSpecs

Shimmering Bauhaus Advent Calendar - PaperSpecs

What makes these boxes so extra special (and safe for food) is the fact that they open to lay completely flat; not a spot of glue was used to hold them together. Now that is what I call great German engineering 😉 

Shimmering Bauhaus Advent Calendar - PaperSpecs

In the lead-up to Christmas, as each tiny package was emptied, they could be returned to the “calendar” with a different side – and therefore a different design – facing out.   

Shimmering Bauhaus Advent Calendar - PaperSpecs

Not only is this a “sweet” project on many levels, it also sweetly demonstrates how you can blend different foiling techniques to create something truly unique.  

Want to know all your options when it comes to foiling, from hot foil stamping to the various digital foils available today? Download your free Foil Cheat Sheet right now! 

Project Details

Title Shimmering Bauhaus Advent Calendar Client Gräfe Druckveredelung Group Date October 2019 Design Gräfe Atelier Print Gräfe Druckveredelung Paper Sappi Algro Design

Production Details

Production Time 4 weeks Printing Method Offset Finishing and Binding Cold foil transfer, hot foil stamping, embossing, PET lamination, die cutting, manual assembly of small and large boxes and sleeve
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