Reg Herygers creates fascinating typographical experiments for every month of 2021. One day is added to each week by means of the Japanese lucky number 8 and a surprising thirteenth month complements the series. 13 numerical shapes play a game of light and dark, while concealing each other. They merge together in a colourful abstraction that makes one forget time.
The calendar is used to playfully denounce the rat race of daily life and to compensate for lack of time. “Eight Days a Week, Thirteen Months a Year” indicates more time for oneself and especially for the people you care about!
Part of the profits of this project will go to Tejo, an organisation dedicated to vulnerable young people between 10–20 years old. In these challenging times it is more necessary than ever to pay attention to our younger generation to create a perspective on a sustainable future.
The calendar, printed on G-Snow by Arctic Paper, uses Europa for months and numbers on the bottom of each page, with Europa’s alternate single story a activated. The information part can be separated from the artwork by tearing it of along a perforated line. The artwork for each month is based on the numerals of some of seven more sans-serif typefaces.