Wednesday, September 14, 2011

First Look: 2012 Wall Calendars

2012 wall calendar, flowers, nice large grid boxes

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.

2012 pelican wall calendar

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.

2012 calendar with whimsical creatures

I liked Jessica Doyle's 2011 calendar, and her whimsical 2012 calendars — a desk calendar and a wall calendar — are also delightful.

big calendar showing all of 2012

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

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