365 Days, 365 Artists: A Stunning Creative Calendar in a Book

The Open Daybook, from Mark Batty Publisher, helps you track the year's progress with daily hits of visual wonder

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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 L.A.-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.)

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Featured in the book are favorite artists like Chuck Jones, Miranda July, Dallas Clayton (), Stefanie Posavec ( ), and Christoph Niemann ( ).

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Christoph Niemann



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Dallas Clayton



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Miranda July



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Chuck Jones



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Chris Scarborough



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Deb Sokolow



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Starlee Kine



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Mark Alan Stamaty



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Stefanie Posavec



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Luke Ramsey



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.


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Images: Mark Batty Publishers

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Maria Popova is the editor of Brain Pickings. She writes for Wired UK and GOOD, and is an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow.

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