All the Rest Have Thirty-One
Designing the Days of the Month
March 4, 2021
Leo Burnett, Toronto, JAMES READY CAP CALENDAR, Calendar - Single, 2011 Design Awards winner.
Be it flipping a page, crossing off a day, or popping a bottle cap, calendars are a medium ripe for design ingenuity.
Design Army, CRANES CALENDAR, Calendar - Single, 2012 Design Awards winner.
In an age of calendars shared through cyberspace where we yell, Scrooge-like, “Siri, what day is it?” to mark the passage of time, there is something so deeply satisfying about a physical calendar.
Rain43, TOYOTA WISHMAKER, Calendar - Single, 2015 Design Awards winner.
Dating to the Neolithic, calendars are nearly as old as we are, and have gone through many designs both in how they keep time, but also in appearance. The modern calendar can make a month into wall art; it turns a day into desk ornamentation. The humble calendar captures the slippery sands of time and makes it solid.
Leo Burnett, Toronto, CALENDAR OF LARGE COCKS, Calendar - Single, 2013 Design Awards winner.
The pieces featured here have all won, at various times, the Design Award Calendar category. Speaking of which, mark yours, be it physical or digital, because the Design Awards deadline is March 5, 2021.