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Perpetual wall calendar by Enzo Mari

Contributed by Matthijs Sluiter on Nov 22nd, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Perpetual wall calendar by Enzo Mari 1
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    From Casati Gallery:

    Enzo Mari (born April 27, 1932, in Novara, Italy–died October 19, 2020) was a noted Italian post-Modernist artist, writer, and product and furniture designer who incorporated ideas of the arts and crafts practices and of communism as an essential part of his design practice and philosophy opposing the idea that good design is a privilege for the wealthy.

    The perpetual wall calendar, one of Mari’s early successes for Formosa, was produced by Danese Milano. The calendar (12.4×12.4″) consists of an anodised aluminium back plate with protruding hooks that can be used for hanging printed PVC sheets with single numbers and abbreviated weekdays. Months are indicated with both a roman numeral and the full name set in smaller type (in Italian). All typography uses a single weight of Helvetica, using its capitals and numbers.

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    1 Comment on “Perpetual wall calendar by Enzo Mari”

    1. In 1967, Mari made a new perpetual calendar named “Timor”, also produced by Danese, also using Helvetica. The image of this French-language version is taken from the website of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

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