Wednesday, September 14, 2011
As we move into autumn, you might want to begin thinking about 2012 calendars. I'm already seeing some interesting ones, including the SusyJack writable grid calendar shown above.
And then there are the many calendars at RedBubble, a site sort of like CafePress or Zazzle; it allows people to take their images and easily create cards, posters, t-shirts, calendars and more. There's a huge calendar selection, so you're quite likely to find something you like. And the site's nicely designed; you can easily see all the pages in each calendar, not just the cover.
The pelican calendar from Lisa Kenny might be my favorite. But Little Cotton Rabbits by Julie Williams is sure cute, and I like the artwork by Adam Regester in his Birds in Trees calendar.
I liked Jessica Doyle's 2011 calendar, and her whimsical 2012 calendars — a desk calendar and a wall calendar — are also delightful.
And now for something totally different! Seize the Year is a very large calendar that lets you see the whole year at once. The idea came from Jesse Phillips, and the calendar was designed by James Martin. Right now, this calendar is just a concept; if you'd like to see it get made, head on over to Kickstarter and back it with a pledge. Update on Oct. 28, 2013: You can now buy the 2014 version of this calendar from NeuYear.net.