Posted by Cynthia | Filed under Musings
With the arrival of 2012, I look forward to the opportunity to display a new calendar. Like most of us, my days are full of much to keep track of. It is a joy to display a beautifully designed diary. When you think about it, this piece of art is one referenced multiple times, each and every day. Why not make it beautiful, as well as useful? I have posted images of two of my favorites. One new, and one old.
The first is a classic. Above, the Stendig calendar is designed in 1966 by Massimo Vignelli and part of the Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. After thirty five years, a design from the sixties endures as an example of excellence in modern graphic design. The clarity and graphic punch make it truly timeless.
The year at a glance format by Felix Ng of Singapore design studio SILNT is beautifully presented. It features a horizontal layout (for marking project schedules) and a typeset in Akzidenz Grotesk. It is understated and elegant, and I love the tri-fold-go-anywhere format printed on 150 gsm Curious Particles Snow Paper in an edition of 250. 2011 pictured. Look for the 2012 version due out soon.