It’s 2013! We survived the Mayan apocalypse! We had a Fiscal Cliff! We all had a few days off! Now? Time to get back to work in the new year and swap out our old 2012 puppy calendars for new calendars. While we suggested the great Iron Curtain Press X Jedediah Voltz to see you into 2013, here’s another suggestion: Jeremy Rendina’s 2013 Moon Calendars. They’re minimal, graphic, moon based calendars that would look pretty fly in any LA home or office because it tells you when the moon will be out on the West coast.
Rendina is a local letterpresser who pulls a lot of inspiration from the natural world. The Moon Calendar is a very obvious and beautiful means to mark time: by following the moon. Day by day into month by month, Rendina gives you spirals of the moon waxing and waning. The piece is very bold and almost looks like a series of identical strange clocks swirling into themselves. (Or, pulling from another cycle, you can see they look like neatly arranged birth control pills waiting to be taken.) When you look closely at each month and each day, you find the nuances, the slight disturbances in the moon’s patterns and how our man-made calendar plays into and out of this. The way Rendina lays them out provides for a fascinating view of natural time.
The calendars are very cool and–as Rendina says–they “let the moon guide you.” They’re a steal at $15 each and come in brown, white, turquoise, blue, and black. If you want a framed version, you can pick one up for $50. Rendina also has some cool other goods that you can check out in his online shop. If you can’t wait to order a calendar online, swing by Highland Park’s Mount Analog, which is where we caught wind of this rad calendar in the first place.