Michelle Thompson, an artist based in Saffron Walden, England. Michelle’s work combines found materials （books, magazines, packaging, photographs, postcards and other printed ephemera） with painted, drawn and printed elements. Her work alludes to shared memory – cutting-up and re-assembling images from recent history, to reflect contemporary themes and popular culture. She works using a combination of traditional collage techniques and digital technology. Collaborating with Fuko Chubachi, the art director of this project, she made the calendar with Japanese traditional patterns which present the New Year’s celebration, like Mount Fuji, the rising sun, “Koma” – a Japanese traditional spinning top, pine decorations, and The Year of the Rooster 2017.