54 images capturing the year that was. An epic family memento for 2018.
What's Our 2018?
Our 2018 is a giant photo collage print. It's a snapshot of the year that was.
Pick your favourite pictures from each of the 52 weeks in 2018, plus a photo from the 1st of January at the beginning and one from the 31st December at the end.
We will collate all 54 images and print them on a gallery grade print, 609mm by 914mm, with each photo 10cm by 10cm. It’s the modern version of the Christmas family letter your Aunty Mavis used to send telling everyone about the year that had been.
Decide as a family on the pictures that tell the story of Your 2018. Imagine your family, hovering around their phones and computers, but instead of doing their own thing, you're all collaborating to create an intimate visual story of the year that was.
The only limitation is the total number of photos. If you have too many photos in one week then no pictures for a few weeks, feel free to spread the images around.
Will you pick a theme? Or will everyone in the family get a row to create? Or will you look back on the year, remember the best stories, and pick the pictures to go along with that?
There is no wrong or right, you do it your way, and we hope you have fun as a family creating Your 2018!
$39.95 — Digital downloads
You'll get a link to download printable files for your poster. You have the choice of the following three file formats, all at the highest resolution possible.
Click any of the three icons below to view the sample download files on Dropbox. The JPG and PDF files are both 42MB. The PSD file is 323MB and is fully editable with each photo as a separate layer.
$99.95 — Movie poster sized print
This is it! Our 2018, printed, and we will leave it up to you how you want to display your poster. Let your imagination run wild!
You have the option to add a 24"/600mm blonde colour wooden hanger (additional $50.00), all ready to hang.
You'll also get the full resolution digital downloads for free.
$299.95 — Printed and framed, ready to hang
If you are going to do it big, this is the one to go for. The statement piece, Our 2018, ready to hang on arrival.
Your print will be custom framed in our workshop in Dunedin, New Zealand. You'll have the choice of Graphite Black, Pearl White or Oak colour frame. The frames are made from Italian deep-set moulding and are handcrafted in New Zealand.
Our 2018 extra: free colour enhancement
We will do the hard work behind the scenes to adjust your images and resolve common issues, e.g., red-eye removal or indoor colour cast. We will also perform some conservative colour enhancements to improve the vibrancy of your photos. Click here for more before and after examples.
Early Bird Bonus
We have special rewards if you book an Our 2018 print valued at greater than $99 before 30 November.
Bonus #1 — FREE Booklet, valued at $29.95. All 54 photos will be printed in a softcover book that features a warm textured eggshell cover and 100% recycled interior pages, with designs built to fit your square images. Each book is measured 15cm by 15cm and the pages are saddled stitched.
Bonus #2 — Priority production + early shipping: Your finished poster and any framing options you’ve selected will be sent to you by 5 March, 2019 — guaranteed. This is likely to be at least three weeks before anyone else gets theirs!
Super Early Bird Bonus
If you book before 5 November, you'll receive all the Early Bird Bonuses plus
Bonus #3 — FREE upgrade to archival silk paper, valued at $36. Your poster will be printed onto 280gsm Premium Archival Silk photographic paper. The paper stock offers certified archival quality through both chemical stability and physical long-term strength. This means that your poster will last for generations to come.
From the Team
Everyone in the HappyMoose team got to make a poster using their photos from 2017. Truth be told, we all underestimated how powerful and how much fun the experience would be. There is certainly something magical about going through your photos for the year and picking the best ones.
We’re rapt with how our posters are shaping up. Check out what our team members have come up with. We can’t wait to see everyone else’s!
|1 November 2018||Booking starts|
|5 November 2018||Super Early Bird Special ends|
|30 November 2018||Early Bird Special ends|
|31 December 2018||Booking ends|
|1 January 2019||Photo submission starts|
|10 February 2019||Photo submission ends|
|11 February 2019||Digital Downloads available|
|11 February 2019||Production starts|
|12 February 2019||Shipping for Early Bird starts|
|25 February 2019||Shipping starts|
Hi. I am Alex. In my previous jobs, I flew around the globe running software development teams and led the research lab for a NASDAQ public company. I decided to move away from the busy life of Silicon Valley and settled down in New Zealand in 2011. My daughter Mia was born in May 2014.
The HappyMoose story started when I tried to print some photos to send back to the grandparents. Major printing companies surprised me with their poor quality products. They seemed uninterested in new technology and were wedded to a low price/ high volume business model. I believe there has been a lack of innovation in the photo printing industry for the last 10 years.
After a few false starts, I eventually realised that handling the production ourselves and using software to automate repetitive work is the only way to offer top quality products at an affordable price.
We program the robots and printers so they will generate a perfect results from an imperfect world, where paper and printer performance varies as the environment around them changes. We design new and creative products to display your favourite photos, and we develop the software you need to upload, design and preview the final products.
Best Inks Possible: aiming for the best quality, we picked a state-of-the-art 12-colour printer and commit to using only authentic ink from the printer manufacturers (even though doing so means a higher printing cost).
Genuine Paper: the quality of the paper, and especially the thin chemical coating layer on the top, determines how well the colours come out and how long they will last before the print starts to fade. We evaluated more than fifty different paper stock choices and settled on a handful that offer the best quality for each price range.
Accurate Colour: all great baristas start their morning by gently turning the knobs until the machine reaches its performance sweet spot. Only then will they begin to make coffee for their customers. Every day we warm the machine up to a specific temperature and perform a daily calibration process to ensure that all colour drifts from overnight have been corrected.
Our 100% Money Back Guarantee
It's simple. We stand behind the products we create. If you are not wholeheartedly satisfied with your order each and every time, we promise to make it right.
For A Better 2019
What we do matters.
How and with who we spend our time has consequences.
Our goal with Our 2018 is to provide a family project that's not only fun and inclusive for everyone, but also has a long-term positive impact on the wellbeing of your family.
The Christmas and holiday period is the perfect time to slow down, to reflect on what last year was like, and together pick out our dreams for the new year to come.
Let last year’s memories be the inspiration for a better year ahead.
Designing and preparing this product has brought many happy evenings to our families. I hope you enjoy the process as much as we did. Have a great 2019!
CEO of HappyMoose.nz
When do I pay for Our 2018?
When you book. You can confirm your booking by selecting one of the options at the end of this page. We require the booking so we can get a better price on the raw materials from our suppliers.
What happens if I miss the photo submission deadline? Will I get a refund, or an opportunity to submit at a later date?
You'll have another chance to submit photos at a later date but please get in touch with our support team as early as possible. We'll try our best to accommodate your request but an extra charge may be applied. It'll help us a lot if you can let us know how long we need to wait.
How will I create my poster?
On 1 January 2019, we will email you with the details of how to create your poster, which you can then start straight away. You can save the project over time as you select each photo, and come back to it as you decide which pictures to use. You will be able to do this from multiple devices, so don’t worry if someone else has the photo you want on their phone!
Please note that selection and submitting photos for production must be completed by 10 February 2019.
Can I customise the title? Instead of "Our 2018", I want it to be "Fletcher Family 2018".
Yes, you can. With our selected font, you should be able to have at least 30 characters. When you put your order through, please leave us a note with your preference.
I don't like the underline in the title, can I remove it? And, can I change the font?
The default font we use is Proxima Nova, a modern and versatile font. If you have a specific font you like, please leave us a note and we'll try our best to accommodate your request.
Can I put the title at the bottom? Or a bit smaller on the right bottom side?
We’ve tried several variations in terms of where the title should go. Initially we thought we'd love the bottom one but after printing both out, it turns out that putting the title on the top is clearly better, especially when you have two posters from two years side by side.
Does it have to be photos from 2018? I'd love to make one of these but have a collection of photos from over a few years.
No, you can use any photos. Also, if you don't have any photos from a week, you're more than welcome to use photos from other weeks. You can also customise the title. So it's really up to you to decide what you want to print on this poster.
Can I change the number of photos if I have more or less than 54 photos?
Sorry but the number of photos can not be changed. However, if you are only a few photos short, please get in touch and we can provide you with some seasonal icons you can use to fill in the blanks.
Will I be able to order multiple copies?
Yes! When you submit your photos, you can choose to order multiple copies in the shopping cart page. If you would like us to send these to a different address, please get in touch with our support team, quote your order number and we'll be more than happy to help you with the shipping details.
Will I get a discount if I create more for previous years?
Yes, absolutely! In the email we'll send out on 1 January 2019, you'll see a discount code which will give you a 20% discount if you choose to produce more than one poster.
What is the cost of shipping?
Note all prints are produced in our workshop in Dunedin, New Zealand. We will not be able to send framed prints to destinations other than in NZ or Australia.
|Prints Only||Framed Prints|
|Rest of the World||$37.95||N/A|
Do I need to crop the photos before uploading them?
Nope. During the upload process, the website will automatically crop the photos to the right aspect ratio and sizes. There is also a cropper tool you can use to make fine adjustments.
I want the photos printed in a specific order. Can I do that?
Yes. Once you've uploaded the photos, just drag and drop the photos onto each other to change their locations. By default, the photos are organised in upload order. There are shortcut options to reverse the order or randomise it.
Do you have a version where I can display 365 photos from each day?
You bet! In fact, we have one design that has 365 photos. It's a landscape print with 12 rows. Each row has all the photos from the days in that month. The first square of each row is the month name. Kind of like a periodic table. It was HUGE fun to make.
If this is what you want, contact us and we'll make it work for you.