Consider this a public service announcement!
Every year I buy Massimo Vignelli’s Stendig calendar just in the nick of time before they sell out (that’s last year’s hanging in the kitchen at my old apartment), and every year I get a bunch of emails from people wondering if I know of anyplace they can order a Stendig calendar from because they waited too long and it’s too late. Well, not this year!! I’m here to remind you to GO BUY A STENDIG CALENDAR NOW if you want one, because there are only 34 days left in the year (*GULP*) and before you know it you’ll be all sad about that big empty rectangular space on your wall. Or sad about the fact that it’s perpetually December 2012 because you don’t want to take the last page down. Either way, it’s time.
The only reason I’m on top of my Stendig game this year is because my mother just emailed me asking if I wanted her to order one for me along with hers (she’s also a devotee). Thanks, Mommy!
Looking back at Stendigs past! In 2008 it hung in the former-office-that-was-previously-a-bedroom-and-is-now-a-bedroom-again at the house. This photo makes me really want some bright pink tulips in my life. It also makes me think maybe we should switch the office and bedroom again…hmmm.
Wondering what to do with those giant sheets of beautiful black and white Helvetica numerals when the month is over? Don’t throw them away, use them as gift wrap! For the past decade I’m pretty sure every gift I’ve given has been wrapped in a month. Depending on the required fanciness level, I either add twine, silver ribbon or neon washi tape.
I usually buy my Stendig calendars from Sam Flax since they’re local and have the best price, but you can also get them from Unica Home, Vetted, Schoolhouse Electric, Stendig Calendar (appropriate shop name!) and probably a bunch of other places. Crate & Barrel has already sold out online, but still you might be able to find them in the stores.
Update! I was asked about UK retailers on Facebook. Looks like Zoma Design Store has them in stock. Shipping from the US overseas would probably be crazy high because they’re huge and surprisingly heavy, so it’s best to look for a local distributor.