2020 will get a brand new, leaner calendar design

Like most of us, you have probably wondered where the past few months have gone. Without everyday rituals, the concept of time has lost much of its distinction: before the full scale of the pandemic became clear, many of us naively filled out their calendars and schedules and clung to the last remnants of a social life. In the meantime, we have largely admitted defeat.

To record how daily life was disturbed during Covid-19, Australian designer Christopher Doyle created a minimal calendar with the months March to June removed. Data will resume in July (Doyle himself admits that this may be a little early). By this time, many nations will have emerged from closures.

Of course, life hasn't been put on hold in the past four months. While the pandemic has turned the plans that normally make it into our calendars, there will have been significant personal moments, and in a broader social sense, the ongoing protests against Black Lives Matter have taken place around the world.

The calendar, however, is a light-hearted reminder of the disturbance that Covid-19 caused in everyday life and that 2020 has already proven to be a year like no other – one that many may prefer to delete completely.

Proceeds from the sale of the calendars go to Project 0, an initiative to support women in Australia affected by gender inequality and domestic violence.

The calendar of the revised edition 2020 by Christopher Doyle is available here