Advice from a crosshatched, glue-pot-toting gent of questionable intent? Yes, please, if the creator of said fellow is Edward Gorey! Gorey’s characters regularly find themselves in odd, even disastrous, circumstances. They’ve seen their fair share of mishaps and are wiser as a result (if they haven’t met their unfortunate ends, of course). Now, they’re passing along their advice in this calendar’s assortment of images from Gorey’s Verse Advice. Weaving tales as unsettling as they are hilarious, Gorey paired ominous humor with vaguely Victorian style, whether he was designing stage sets and costumes or writing plays and books. Occasionally, though, he expressed a fondness for the little things in life. In 1993, the New Yorker first ran Gorey’s Verse Advice, a series of 12 images printed in a four-page spread. From home improvement to social interaction, the advice in these illustrations is quite quotidian.
Each of the twelve monthly grids has the previous and next month views and features US, Canadian and United Kingdom legal holidays. Weeks run from Sunday to Saturday with easy to write on grid pages.
This calendar was printed using soy-based inks premium, environmentally sourced paper stock.
Perfect for hanging at home or over an office desk.
Dimensions: 6.5" x 7"; Opens to 6.5" x 14"