2010 Calendar Roundup, Part 1

Alright, everyone, I can hold back no longer. I cannot get over how many awesome 2010 calendars are out there, and at this rate the roundup is going to be half a dozen parts. But this is great, because it means more options and eye candy for everyone! I have to pace myself, though, so today I’ll just be posting part one.

What I love about so many of these calendars is that they can easily be turned into framed art after the year is over. This is what I’m planning on doing with my favorite 2009 calendar images, and pretty soon I’ll probably have a wall full of art that was formerly a calendar. Bonus!

Now, without further ado, here’s part one of my 2010 calendar roundup:

The always anticipated Ilee letterpress and silkscreen calendar:

Ilee 2010 Calendar

Ilee 2010 Calendar

Lovely modern printed and die cut calendar from A Little Hut:

A Little Hut 2010 Calendar

A Little Hut 2010 Calendar

Letterpress calendar from One Canoe Two, featuring wonderful hand drawn and painted illustrations:

One Canoe Two 2010 Calendar

Beautiful modern illustration and color in Egg Press’ 2010 offset printed desk calendar:

Egg Press 2010 Calendar
Egg Press 2010 Calendar

Bright, lovely patterns feature prominently in Linda & Harriett’s calendar:

Linda & Harriett 2010 Calendar

Linda & Harriett 2010 Calendar

Love the purple and orange color palette and folk inspired illustration in Dutch Door’s letterpress calendar:

Dutch Door 2010 Calendar

Elegant, modern letterpressed illustrations from Parrott Design Studio:

Parrott Design Studio 2010 Calendar

Things are Better with a Parrott 2010 Calendar

Whimsical, colorful illustrations in yaelfran’s 2010 printable calendar:

Yaelfran 2010 Calendar

Yaelfran 2010 Calendar

Beautiful simplicity from simplesong designs:

Simplesong 2010 Calendar

Simplesong 2010 Calendar

Daisy P Paperie has four pretty calendars this year, each with its own unique look and feel:

Daisy P 2010 Calendar

Daisy P 2010 Calendar

Daisy P 2010 Calendar

Daisy P 2010 Calendar

Bright and bold patterns in JHill Design’s 2010 Places I Have Never Been Wall Calendar, also available in a desktop version:

JHill Design 2010 Calendar

And I know that I’ve mentioned these previously, but I wanted to make Night Owl Paper Goods’ birch wood printed critter and pattern calendars a part of the roundup, too, because they’re just cool:

Night Owl 2010 Calendar

Night Owl 2010 Calendar

Be on the lookout for part two, coming soon…

images from their respective owners

Stationery Place Interview

Stationery Place Interview

I was so jazzed when fellow paper lover and paper blogger, Lyndsey, of The Stationery Place asked me to take part in her “Meet the Stationeria” interview series. You can read my interview here to find out a little more about my obsession with paper, and you can catch up on all of the past interviews in the series here. Thanks so much for the opportunity, Lyndsey!

Dutch Door State Bird Letterpress Prints

I always enjoy seeing thematic collections created by artists and designers, and these limited edition state bird letterpress prints by Dutch Door Press are so very pretty. I love the use of color and how the state flowers are used both as design elements and as perches for the birds. Right now, it looks as if there are just five states available — Illinois, California, Texas, Connecticut, and Massachusetts — but hopefully we’ll be seeing more soon. – via designvagabond

Dutch Door State Bird Letterpress
Dutch Door State Bird Letterpress
Dutch Door State Bird Letterpress
Dutch Door State Bird Letterpress
Dutch Door State Bird Letterpress

images from Dutch Door Press

Neither Snow Calligraphy

I haven’t been able to stop gawking at the Neither Snow site since I first spotted Mara Zepeda’s absolutely gorgeous calligraphy work the other day on Oh Joy! I especially love the pieces where the lettering is allowed to fall just short of breaking the confines of the envelope — such a great energy in this style. And white lettering on a dark colored envelope? Love!

Neither Snow Calligraphy
Neither Snow Calligraphy
Neither Snow Calligraphy
Neither Snow Calligraphy

images from Neither Snow