Catching A Coveted Calendar!

2011 is coming! To keep track of our ever-dwindling days, why don’t we invest in some calendars? I’ve got some top-notch calendar picks for you here… if you can call all of them calendars. Are some of these more poster-like than calendar-like? Probably.

Buuuuuut, your grandmother’s stereotypical calendar just isn’t that cool these days, so why not spruce your living spaces up and get some calendars which actually make some design statements?… I guess. I mean, personally, I’m not super sold on the idea of using calendars that don’t actually allow me to write in scheduling details, but I digress. Let’s just admit that these calendars are mostly for aesthetic qualities and minorly for functional ones, and get on with it! Let’s buy some cool-looking prints and paltry delights!

(I should note… it’s late. The holiday season has mostly come and gone… and so, some particularly awesome calendar releases have been all snatched up, too. Ah, well.)


From Van Hoose Design
It’s like a periodic table, only it’s not. And it’s huge. And you can actually write on it. Well, alright, then.
This colorful wall calendar measure a huge 23″ wide by 35″ tall. Great with any decor and a good conversation piece. There are no holidays marked so that you can customize it to your own needs. Plenty of room to write in your events and activities. Printed on heavyweight 7 mil. semi gloss paper


From Seesaw. Letterpress
At 5″ x 10″, these calendar sheets have a nice format that really makes the letterpressed line and shape patterns on them POP! Throw them side-by-side for a line of lovely hand-drawn geometrical works!
6 pages, each with two months
size – 5×10″, perforated to a 5×7″ print
(frame it or use as a postcard after use)
100% cotton Crane’s Lettra paper

From Egg Press
This series, with two images for each month (front and back), cycles between housewife-friendly letterpressed images and psychedelic geometric ones. I dig it.
12 colorful pages, printed front and back, with jewel case stand included. Printed in Portland, Oregon, on recycled content paper with soy-based inks.

From Colette Paperie
This needs no explanation. It’s just kind of cool.
+ 12 monthly notebook style calendar sheets sized 3″ x 4″ (mini sized)

+ hole punched for notebook effect

+ professionally printed on an Epson Stylus
+ printed on bright white heavy duty cardstock
* pencil not included

From Leah Duncan
Oh snap, these are cool, and for any animal lover! Patterns one month, animals the next! There are only LESS THAN A HANDFUL of these left, so get ON it. Lovely packaging, too.
This is my 12 month calendar for 2011. The calendar is 4.25″ x 11″ and professionally printed on Mohawk off-white textured paper. Each month has a different image and once the month is over you can trim off the calendar to frame the drawings or send them as a note! There’s a small space at the bottom to write important notes for the month and a hole punch at the top so you can easily pin them up. The calendar is then wrapped with a kraft paper cover and tied with twine, making it a great gift. Each calendar will be shipped with cardboard backing in a cello sleeve to ensure it makes it to you unscathed.

From Curious Doodles
Hand-screened and gorgeous! This, to me, is a calendar that was made simply for the love of it. Look, how affordable!
This calendar is a celebration of using your hands creatively! Each of my hand printed illustrations show a person making/doing with their hands, something I find very rewarding. In fact, I’m usually the happiest when I’m using my hands. Thats why I felt it was important to make this calendar. The process of screen printing lets the ink sit above of the paper giving the finished product a much more tactile feel. Each calendar is lovingly silk screened at The Pull, an independent silk screen shop in Portland, Or operated by Diskgrunt. I reduced environmental impact by printing on both sides of the paper. So you will receive six two-sided prints measuring 4.6in x 5.25 to make 12 months. I hope you enjoy!

From Lesley Sico
Lovers of wonderful color palettes rejoice!
for the lover of all things dreamy and pastel, this 2011 mini photo calendar is the perfect gift! i have selected some of my absolute favorite images to make up this lovely calendar. the calendar is made up of 13 loose pages (12 months + cover), featuring high quality images printed on card stock. display each month on your cork board, fridge, or wherever else you like! you could even use a 5×7 frame to create a rotating display each month. when you are finished using the calendar, you can trim each page down to a beautiful 5×5 photo suitable for framing. my 5×5 photo prints normally cost $10 each, so you are getting a great deal when you purchase the calendar!

From Pawling Print Studio
If my memory serves me correctly, Pawling Print Studio has won my heart a couple times with their simple illustrated notebooks. Well, I like these even better. Easy, classy, Escher-y.


From Merry Blues Art
Oh my god, is this a real calendar? It sure is. Buuuuuut, with FLAIR! Tied together, multi-lingual, graphically-engaging, eco-friendly? Jeebus.
Each month is in a different language and features a print of my mixed media collage and ink drawing. Every collage was hand-made then drawn on with ink and scanned for digital printing. The entire calendar is quirky, endearing, and playful, and oh-so-eco friendly and international to keep you looking cool. I’m really excited to be releasing this calendar because of all the new artwork you’ll find within. If you’re familiar with past editions, I’m still printing on 100% tree-free banana paper, and every month features United Nations international holidays that are wonderful in their intention because they know no national boundaries!
(Also has a variation available in looseleaf form.)

From InkaDinkaDoodle
And last, but not least, my personal favorite! It’s reusable, inspirational, and so very sleek!
Vintage illustrations were used for the months and thoughtful sayings are inserted throughout the entire calendar. Printed along the bottom is the saying: “Let your life dance lightly on the edges of time like dew on a leaf.”

Written by
Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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12 years ago

thanks for including us.

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