Stendig Calendar 2020 Designed by the Legendary Massimo Vignelli

The Stendig Calender was first designed in 1966 by Massimo Vignelli and taken that year to the Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art.


Stendig Calendar 2020 Designed by the Legendary Massimo Vignelli

I first posted about the Stendig Calendar back in 2012, and then of course, the great Massimo Vignelli was very much alive.

With his passing at the age of 83, on the 27th May 2014, we are still very much left with his immense legacy, and that Vignelli continues to inspire each and new generation of creative designer.

Even though the Stendig Calendar was first designed way back in 1966—it was even taken that year to the Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)—one of the clock-work like homages to the great man, is that the Stendig Calendar continues to be updated and sold, year after year after year.

Read on to see how you can own one yourself.

In 1986 a colour version was produced (below) that alternates between these 6 different color/typeface combinations:

Stendig Calendar 1986 Colour version

In the Vignelli archives, there is just the one sketch drawn by the great master, of the 1978 version.

Sketches of Stendig Calendar


Stendig Calender logo

Buy the 2020 Stendig Calendar before they Sell Out

As of writing (Jan 19th 2020), this 2020 version is STILL in stock, and reduced to £50.99 from £59.99, and you can purchase it direct from Stendig.

Stendig: “Created by Massimo Vignelli for Charles Stendig in 1966, the Stendig Calendar is the only calendar hanging in New York’s MoMA. Loved by designers, architects and fans of minimalism the world over, it is constructed from tear-off sheets of 160 gsm paper, and printed in the iconic typeface Helvetica. The months alternate black and white and the top binding strip has three black eyelets for easy level hanging.”

Stendig Calendar 2020 created by Massimo Vignelli

Stendig Calendar 2020 Black created by Massimo Vignelli

Stendig Calendar 2020 Sideboard created by Massimo Vignelli

Further Imagery

If you do a search on Flickr then you will see how pleasant it would look where ever it is you would put it:

Photo by Mark Heine

Photo by Mark Heine   2020 created by Massimo Vignelli  2020 created by Massimo Vignelli

And finally:

If you can’t afford the real version, then you can get the Chrome Extension that adds a Stendig Style Calendar on every new default page, also available in Dark Mode: