In today’s world of crowdsourced creativity, designers are finding their intrinsic values challenged and diminished daily as their roles are often perceived by others as little more than to “prettifying” things.
 
This calendar is a way for 12 designers to reflect, express and make sense of the disposable nature of their work and profession.
 
 
 
 
How long is too long to wait to get paid? For many clients it’s never long enough. What is going on in their minds? Theft disguised as accounting. We love what we do. We love getting paid. Pay up or fuck off.
 
JANUARY BY DAVID BOTHWELL
 
 
 
 
Are days really that different? or do they flow mindlessly into one another, punctuated by heartbreaks.
 
FEBRUARY BY ROY CHAN
 
 
 
 
Sometimes I wish my cat could do this for me.
 
MARCH BY JESS LAU
 
 
 
 
In case you have no budget and time.
 
APRIL BY CHELSEA CHANG
 
 
 
 
Design Sweatshop: Keywords searches from usual sites — Behance, Google, Istock, etc. Copy. Present. Revise. And present again… The awarded replicas will be uploaded to the internet, resurrected in this incestious cycle where originality is long gone.
 
MAY BY RANDI LAU
 
 
 
 
Sorry I don’t think so, bitch.
 
JUNE BY GOGGO KO
 
 
 
 
The results may be clean and tidy, but the process is always messy.
 
JULY BY HENRY HUI
 
 
 
 
Once, I met an attractive client… Though I can handle our relationship well at the beginning, I started to get headaches and feel frustrated with her uncontrollable behaviors. All these sudden and unpredictable emotions turned her into a monster, as she constantly yells and screams for no apparent reason. I wonder if she could ever be a normal person again? …Perhaps, we’re better off without each other.
 
AUGUST BY YUKI CHENG
 
 
 
 
 
Design is a shape-sorting experience, just like infants match their first blocks into the right shape. Designers address the right elements by sorting out the most appropriate design solution for different client’s need. But then clients act like bullies and knock the game to the floor, laughs, and walk away.
 
SEPTEMBER BY HENSON TONG
 
 
 
 
Puppies are fun, wild and eager to explore. It’s the owners’ desire to train their puppies to obey and to do whatever they’d asked.

Clients and bosses might think that they are owners, but we never said we were dogs.

OCTOBER BY HANNAH CHU
 
 
Confession November: It can happen to anyone, at one time or another… designers do run out of ideas, it’s forgivable. Amen.
 
NOVEMBER BY JACKY WONG
 
 
 
 
“Everything’s a copy of a copy of a copy.”
 
DECEMBER BY NEVILLE LAM
 
 
 
 
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FUUFF is an allergic reaction to the state of hypercommercialised design, an informal collaboration with other creatives, FUUFF was founded as an outlet to pursue design activism, non-commercial and self generated projects.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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