For this calendar month the idea of variable data and the unique multiple that is characteristic of digital reproduction is challenged by an analog process: batik. Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing used to colour cloth. By the nature of its process no two batiks are ever exactly the same, calling into question what is deemed ‘new’ about variable data printing. Here the batik is digitised, forming a ‘variable’ backdrop to a series of graphic elements that morph and extend into an unfamiliar syntax. In the context of the calendar, these elements suggest a more fluid concept of time, challenging the very notion of what it means to record the passing of one day to the next.