Alphabets of Grace

There was a time when we didn’t walk around with super-computers in our pockets. When we needed to remember a date or specific event, we would record it in what was called a “calendar”—a collection of paper leaves with a grid of numbers on which one could keep track of time. This is where your calendar app got its name. Alphabets of Grace is the best sort of calendar, so beautiful that one wouldn’t dare through it out at the end of the year, and thirty-four years later, those events and appointments can still be recalled. This stunner by Stephen Harvard was printed at Stinehour Press. Plan ahead for 2025 when this calendar will again be current—or just hang it up now for a daily reminder of typographic and lettering beauty. (NOTE: Although not shown in the pics here, this calendar was used and marked by an unnamed designer. See what they were up to in 1986.)

Author: Stephen Harvard
Size: 11 × 11 inches (closed)
Months: 12
Binding: Pamphlet
Publisher: Cahill & Company, 1985