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Adam Dant’s Perpetual Drinking Calendar

January 1, 2020
by the gentle author

At this vertiginous moment of beginning the new year and new decade, I have no doubt that many readers will share my need for a dose of something strong in order to summon sufficient courage to face the proliferation of unknown challenges that lie ahead and so I present Adam Dant’s PERPETUAL DRINKING CALENDAR.


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Showing occasions, events and individuals worthy of toasting either as an expression of goodwill or in respect for tragedy and loss.

“Some people never need an excuse to have a drink. For those less fortunate, my PERPETUAL DRINKING CALENDAR offers three hundred and sixty-five of them (plus a bonus leap year tipple). Traditional occasions such as the Queen’s Birthday, the Anniversary of Trafalgar and the invention of the drinking straw are supplemented by opportunities to toast the lives of the famously bibulous. Legendary devotees of the tap, bottle and jigger such as Dorothy Parker, Sultan Selim II and Arthur Rimbaud are each given their own day, colour-coded according to the cellar of libations. My calendar makes a fine and fitting practical adornment for all the best bars, cocktail lounges, dining rooms, offices, kitchens, bedrooms and any other places of worship.” – Adam Dant

Adam Dant’s Perpetual Drinking Calendar was originally commissioned by The Critic





Adam Dant’s MAPS OF LONDON & BEYOND is a mighty monograph collecting together all your favourite works by Spitalfields Life‘s Contributing Cartographer in a beautiful big hardback book.

Including a map of London riots, the locations of early coffee houses and a colourful depiction of slang through the centuries, Adam Dant’s vision of city life and our prevailing obsessions with money, power and the pursuit of pleasure may genuinely be described as ‘Hogarthian.’

Unparalleled in his draughtsmanship and inventiveness, Adam Dant explores the byways of London’s cultural history in his ingenious drawings, annotated with erudite commentary and offering hours of fascination for the curious.

The book includes an extensive interview with Adam Dant by The Gentle Author.

Adam Dant’s limited edition prints including the PERPETUAL DRINKING CALENDAR are available to purchase through TAG Fine Arts

5 Responses leave one →
  1. Jean Clements permalink
    January 1, 2020

    Goodness that is some calendar, steeped with interest even if you don’t drink. Than you

  2. Jill Wilson permalink
    January 1, 2020


  3. January 2, 2020

    Thanks for these very helpful drinking tips!

    *** A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020 ! ***
    *** EIN FROHES NEUES JAHR 2020 ! ***

    Love & Peace

  4. January 14, 2020

    Do you sell your drinking calendar as a poster ?

    Love it ! Thanks Harriet Gubbins

  5. January 14, 2020

    That’s the funniest, most intelligent, brilliantly drawn calendar ever!

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