It's not so much that we like huge calendars, just very well designed ones. The Stendig (above) is in our studio at home, right behind Jeff's drafting table. It was designed in 1966 by Massimo Vignelli, who also designed New York City's Subway signage along with tons of other projects for everyone from IBM to American Airlines. Vignelli has donated his entire archive of design work to the Rochester Institute of Technology at the Vignelli Center for Design Studies. The Stendig has the distinction of being the only calendar in the Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
While we have the Stendig at home, the smaller (but still super size) 365 Typographic Calendar is in my office space at work. Created by Kit Hinrichs, former partner with Pentagram Design, this calendar is a celebration of typefaces. Hinrichs has opened his own firm in San Francisco and the calendars are now sold under the Studio Hinrichs name. Not surprisingly, he cites the Stendig as an influence.
Hinrichs working on the 2010 calendar at Pentagram
Hinrichs photo Anna Coe/Veer
posted by Rachel