Edward Gorey (American, 1925–2000), famous for masterful pen-and-ink cross-hatching and ironic, offbeat humor, won critical acclaim and an avid worldwide following. Children with baleful faces; anthropomorphic creatures of untraceable biological lineage; shadowy adults forever on the verge of mysterious errands: these are but a few of the irresistible characters who populate Gorey’s world.
Gorey’s rise to popularity as master of the amusingly strange and unexpected was not immediate. He worked as a staff artist and art director at Doubleday and at the legendary Looking Glass Library at Random House. During his prolific career, Gorey produced more than one hundred works, published numerous illustrations in the New Yorker and the New York Times, and illustrated the works of many well-known authors, including Raymond Chandler, T.S. Eliot, Gilbert & Sullivan, Edward Lear, Bram Stoker, John Updike, and Virginia Woolf.
This calendar has twelve monthly grids with full-color artwork by Gorey.
Each monthly grid has the previous and next month views and observes major public and culturally significant international holidays and lunar phases. Weeks run from Sunday to Saturday.
This calendar was printed using soy-based inks on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
Dimensions: 12 x 13 inches; Opens to 12 x 26 inches