Designed in Brooklyn, NY by Bubble Calendar LLC, this poster-sized calendar (122 x 46 cm) has a bubble to pop for every single day of the year. Set in Helvetica Neue and with a very simple and elegant design, it’s a very appropriate tool for both design-conscious and modern homes or offices as well as a fun learning tool for kids (who are we kidding, adults would love to pop those bubbles too). Days of the week and all major holidays and weekends are marked in bold for easy reference (there is also a version with weekends marked by black backgrounds) in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian. The calendar is printed on thick paper (80 pound cover stock) and can even be customized with a personal logo. I’m very sure that I’d have a hard time not popping all the bubbles in one go… Photography by Alex Kotlik.
British designer, David Weatherhead has developed the Round and Round Calendar which involves three discs that read the date at the finger turn of a disc. The innovative calendars are available in a variety of colours and sure beat turning the page on the usual desk calendar. A minimal shape, color language and hand gesture movement are brought together for a design that is both playful in use and in it’s visual presence. I love it. Round and Round Calendars are produced by Seletti.
Pawling Print is an independent design studio born from the collaboration between sisters Trisha and Janet Snyder, focusing on environmentally responsible production and clean, understated design. With a background in architecture, engineering and graphic design, as well as a notedly minimalistic aesthetic, the pair crafts patterns and objects for the home in both paper and linen, as well as a very popular line of screenprinted onesies for babies. Their patterns and illustrations are very geometric and simple in essence, yet very elegant in their understatement. Personally, I’m a big fan of their Lines tote!
Cody Tumblin, a design student from Chicago, Illinois, USA, made a series of monochrome calendars. The calendars come in three different colors: red(s), blue(s), and black(s). Each color-way has a delicate shift between the values of each color so that the calendar slightly vibrates visually. Tumblin describes them as: An exploration of subtle monochromatic palettes that really explode in color. Each number on the calendar is hand-drawn so each calendar is unique. Wow!
Calendar season is now officially open! Felix Ng of Singapore design studio SILNT is kicking it off with his minimalist Calendar 2011. Originally made for the designer’s personal use, the calendar’s unorthodox horizontal format is ideal for marking project schedules and counting down to the deadlines. The calendar measures 820 x 297mm and typeset in Akzidenz Grotesk. It is printed on 150 gsm Curious Particles Snow Paper in an edition of 250. Buy it at SILNTs web site.
I’m totally in love with this Round Calendar. In one view you see all the dates, year-round – literally. This makes it not only beautiful, but also a really practical and visual planner for the year ahead. Just jot down your notes in the white space surrounding the dates. The Round Calendar is a side-project of Petr Bykov from Russian design studio Saccade. You can purchase the calendar via their web shop (Russian).
East London / Essex based design studio Mash Creative designed an A1 calendar poster in a limited edition of 100. Okay … we kicked-off 2010 already almost 2.5 months ago, but it is never too late to put a nice calendar on your wall. These nice, typographic, minimalist calendar posters are lithographs printed in two colors on 170gsm Cyclus offset with a 60% cyan shiner to achieve an extra rich black. Each poster is hand numbered and signed by the designer. The calendar is available for purchase at Counter-Objects.
As Niels-Peter already pointed out: it’s calendar time. Yesterday, Antonio Caruso from AisleOne released this Limited Edition 2010 Letterpress Calendar. The print features a calendar with the year printed in English, Italian, French and German. The 2010, the days of the week, and the edition number line are all printed blind, and of course, the type is set in Helvetica. Each print is numbered and signed. The calendar size is 16.5″ x 23.5″ (A2) and printed on 300gsm Crane Lettra Fluorescent White 110# paper. It comes as a limited edition of only 50 prints, so get yours now!
The Stendig calendar was designed by Massimo Vignelli back in 1966. The huge, 3 by 4 feet type-only calendar instantly made it into the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York (although there originally also was a smaller version). The Stendig is the result of Vignelli’s experiments with the positive and negative spaces of the letters and numbers of the (then upcoming) font Helvetica. Oh, and if you’re wondering what to do with the torn off pages: fellow-minimalist Junghoon Park has a suggestion.
This 2009 calendar is designed by Thomas Williams, an Australian graphic designer based in Melbourne. It only depicts the dates of the weekends, reducing the weekdays to simple dots. The overall result is a beautiful rhythmic design. The calendar is a part of William’s self-initiated project Twelve. Eager to see what else he will create!