The Open Day Book: Perpetual Calendar by 365 Leading Artists
How to fill your days with art and your art with days.
By Maria Popova
This week’s summer solstice offered an invitation to revisit our civilization’s cult of the calendar. Stepping outside its conventions, The Open Daybook by LA-based writer and artist David P. Earle offers an interactive perpetual calendar with artwork by 365 of today’s most exciting visual artists, one for each day of the year. Each dated page allows you to fill in your schedule or jot down a creative response to the artwork, turning it into a weird and wonderful hybrid of datebook, sketchbook and daily art journal. (And we know sketchbooks hold a special place in the Brain Pickings heart.)
Featured in the book are favorite artists like Chuck Jones, Miranda July, Dallas Clayton (♥), Stefanie Posavec (♥ ♥), and Christoph Niemann (♥ ♥ ♥).
The Open Daybook comes from Mark Batty Publisher, who also brought us Shapes for sounds, Notations 21, Cultural Connectives, Drawing Autism and many more gems.
Published June 23, 2011