With the new year comes a plethora of calendar opportunities, with even Russian president Vladimir Putin getting involved with snaps that see him sniffing leaves, fishing and holding puppies close to his face. Elsewhere, creatives far and wide have sent in their take on the calendar tradition. This year they range from drawings of Lisa Simpson, encouraging mantras and lasercut patterns to characterful sponges and daily mood faces.
Sponge Calendar, Freddy Taylor
Art director and designer Freddy Taylor sent in this sponge calendar which advises on the cacophony of unintended uses for the household object such as plate, friend and flip flops.
Mood Calendar, Vitali Studio
Vitali’s 2016 calendar features 366 (that’s right, it’s a leap year) blank circles for you to fill in your mood for each day. Risograph printed in hazy red it’ll look great once there are a few happy, panicked and laughing/crying faces splattered across it.
Berlin-based interview magazine mono.kultur has published a wall calendar for the new year, with a black and white photograph of Bogotá by Kai Von Rabenau.
Lunar Calendar, Crumb Cabin
Deptford-based risograph printers Crumb Cabin’s 2016 calendar is illustrated by Joey Fourr and Lady Neptune. Alongside the lunar calendar, each month is illustrated with burgers, Lisa Simpsons and Mickey Mouse.
2016, The Central Illustration Agency
The Central Illustration Agency’s 2016 calendar features an illustration for each week, and with work by Rose Blake, Jonathan Gibbs and Clare Melinsky there’s lots to look forward to as the year rolls through.
Daily Calendar, Matthew Hoffman
Chicago-based designer Matthew Hoffman’s daily diary gives a dose of encouragement for each day of the year. With mantras such as “watch me nay nay”, “wing it” and “be Helvetica bold” it’s sure to keep you going through those difficult moments.
Fedrigoni Calendar 2016, Nixon Design
Nixon Design has produced Fedrigoni’s 2016 calendar, a playful take on the traditional desktop daily calendar that is tactile and versatile. Made up of over 30 types of paper from the Fedrigoni range, the calendar has been laser-cut to show patterns that make up the potential number combinations that make up the year.
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