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After a while of tossing around the idea, and a few weeks of struggling with the final decisions, Donald Verger has a new calendar hot off the press! Inspired by various poster calendars, including those by Linnea Design, Dana Heacock, and Kate Libby, Donald Verger decided that a poster calendar would be a great way to make his photography serve a function, while still being a beautiful piece of art.

We began our process by choosing the best images to suit the design. There were plenty of brilliant images to choose from, and the only problem was, there were so many we wanted to include! Ultimately we gathered together the opinions of friends, family, strangers, professionals, and a few enthusiastic Starbucks employees, in order to choose the final twelve.

The final week or two of design was an incredible amount of work. For a product that appears so fresh and simple, there are a lot of details that need to be taken into account. Hours were spent debating issues such as the size of the font, whether or not we should have borders, the weight of the paper, the packaging, and so much more! It’s much easier said than done.

Choosing the final details of the cover were also difficult, but ultimately we chose Verger’s signature image Dawn of Peace to represent the very first of the collectible poster calendars. We also decided on using Verger’s actual signature on the cover as our special touch.

The final creation consists of twelve striking images that range from bold lighthouses, to brilliant blossoms, fall foliage, and much more. The dates are subtly placed over the image, so as not to take away from the photograph. They also fit a standard 11×14 frame and can be hung individually or all together.

Watch for updates! More to come… but for now take a look at the calendar!

Special thanks to the folks at Linnea Design and Annie Catherine who were a huge help in this process!

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Don’t miss Donald Verger’s new show! Throughout the month of April, a selection of Verger’s freshest photography will be on display at the Hilltop Cafe in Portland, ME. Unlike other work which features majestic lighthouses and the beauty of nature that graces our everyday, this show will be featuring the photography of people. Familiar and unfamiliar faces, the face of innocence…

Come join us at the Opening Reception, on Friday, April 3rd, 5-7pm. 100% of sales are donated to The Innocence Project.

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This picture, taken on the Opening Reception for The Innocence Project Benefit at the North Star Cafe, shows Eileen Skinner, President and CEO of Mercy Hospital, and photographer, Donald Verger, sharing a laugh. Donald Verger’s opening reception raised over $2,000 for the nonprofit organization in New York. Eileen Skinner made a leadership donation to the Innocence Project, which Verger matched, also donating his image “Dawn of Peace”. Mr. Verger’s healing work is displayed in a rotating gallery in Mercy Hospital, a donation from this award winning photographer to be enjoyed by both the patients and staff. For more information about how you can help Mercy hospital, visit their page about giving to the hospital.

The show in the North Star Cafe lasted through the month of March, now for the month of April a new show will be on display at the Hilltop Cafe in Portland, ME. The Artist’s reception is part of the First Friday, Portland, Maine’s, Artwalk, Friday April 3, 5-7. Free coffee and tea will be donated by the Hilltop folks. 100% of sales will be donated to the Innocence Project by Verger. The story of Donald Verger’s inspiration for these charitable photography shows was printed in the Portland Press Herald and Munjoy Hill News.
Don’t miss a chace to enjoy new photography by Donald Verger!

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