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Câylendar is a calendar that is inspired by a Vietnamese idiom, Cây Nhà Lá Vườn, and features the work of 12 Vietnamese illustrators and artists in the diaspora.
Cây Nhà Lá Vườn, loosely translated as 'trees from home & leaves from the garden', is an idiom typically used to describe home-grown things.
In the context of the Vietnamese diaspora,
'home' has transcended not only the physical and spatial but also the geographical, and even the familial.
For the illustrations featured in this calendar,
the illustrators are to explore the concept of home, home-grown, and their identity as Vietnamese (with and without the hyphenation) in the diaspora.
The proceeds from the sales of Câylendar will be donated to Catalyst Foundation and the YOU'RE NOT ALONE campaign by Saigon Children.
This will be a continuation in providing relief to marginalized & disadvantaged communities in Việt Nam as they recover from COVID-19’s deadly toll.
The calendar will be sold at $40. We will cover shipping fees, both domestic and international.
COURTESY OF KIM THÁI NGUYỄN
Kim THÁI NGUYỄN
Kim is an illustrator who loves drawing people & food, while using bright colors. When not working, she’s probably bingeing a show, playing a game, or reading a random internet article.
Brian DUY HOÀNG
Brian was born in Việt Nam but raised in Canada. He graduated from Sheridan College's illustration program and now works as a full-time artist. His recent illustrations explore Vietnamese mythology, history and culture.
COURTESY OF BRIAN DUY HOÀNG
COURTESY OF STEFFANY TRẦN
Steffany is a multidisciplinary designer and ceramicist currently based in New York. Her work is about establishing emotional connections between people and objects, rooted in honesty and warmth. In balance, her illustrations explore and communicate a more lighthearted, playful point-of-view of the world we live in.
Duy is a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator based in New York. Duy’s recent illustrations explore Vietnamese food, home and nostalgia.
COURTESY OF DUY VÕ
COURTESY OF MỸ-TIÊN PHẠM
Mỹ-Tiên is an illustrator and designer that focuses my efforts on representation and inclusivity. Her art draws from the rest and wellness of women of color, specifically southeast asian women. She is drawn to warm colors of spring and summer and it’s represented throughout her art.
COURTESY OF VY VŨ
Vy is a queer Vietnamese cultural worker, multidisciplinary artist, healer and mover based in the DMV area.
Nhung is a freelance illustrator. Born and raised in Việt Nam, she spent several years working in New York and now she is based in Sydney, Australia.
COURTESY OF NHUNG LÊ
COURTESY OF ĐAN LYNH PHẠM
Đan LYNH PHẠM
Đan is a Vietnamese artist and illustrator in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her work aims to redefine what it means to be an Asian American woman and stigmas against mental health.
Diana is a Vietnamese-Canadian freelance illustrator and comic artist, currently based in Toronto, Canada.
COURTESY OF DIANA NGUYỄN
Born and raised in NYC, Vanessa is a Vietnamese-American illustrator and designer. Vanessa’s work focuses on their Vietnamese upbringing and how we can bond cross-culturally over food, cheeky designs, generational healing, and self-awareness. Also a fan of frogs & noodles.
COURTESY OF VANESSA NGUYỄN