2011 Calendar Designs, Part 3

Thanks to all of you who have submitted your wonderful 2011 calendars so far! Today is part three of my super duper calendar roundup, and given the number of great calendar submissions that I’m receiving, I know that there will be at least a few more rounds after this one. If you’re looking for even more 2011 calendar options, you can check out parts one and two.

First up today are these fantastic letterpress calendars featuring 1950’s era illustrations by Jim Flora and printed by Yee Haw Industries. Tear off wall calendars are available in three designs: Swingin’ Sax, Stardust Moon, and Boogie-Beat Drummer:

Jim Flora Yee Haw Letterpress Calendar

Also available is a poster-sized letterpress calendar, featuring Flora’s 1954 woodcut illustration, Sheffield Island:

Jim Flora Yee Haw Letterpress Calendar

I’m loving all of the vivid, destination-inspired illustrations in JHill Design’s 2011 “Places I Have Never Been” calendars. Each month features a different place, a pattern inspired by the destination, and little tidbits of information about each. For the wall calendar, you can cut off the date portions of each month and frame the patterns as art prints.

JHill Design 2011 Wall Calendar

And the 2011 “Places I Have Never Been” desk calendar can be transformed into patterned postcards when you’re finished with it:

JHill Design 2011 Desk Calendar

Mufninc.’s 2011 printable calendar features a different, original floral pattern by Pauline Grayson for each month, and the patterned reverse sides can be used as art prints when the month is finished. All of the patterns coordinate, so you can hang them in a group, if you’d like.

Mufninc 2011 Printable Calendar

Mufninc 2011 Printable Calendar

Mufninc 2011 Printable Calendar

Paper Squid’s 2011 poster/wall calendar features an original, dynamic illustration by Karyna Amador in your choice of five different colors. Custom colors can be requested, too! The calendar is printed on eco-friendly, 100% tree free cotton rag paper, and when the year is finished, you can cut off the date portion of the calendar and frame the illustration as an art print.

Paper Squid 2011 Calendar

Paper Squid 2011 Calendar

I’m loving all of the lovely, organic watercolor illustrations featured in Flora Douville’s 2011 wall calendar. Available in English or French.

Flora Douville 2011 Illustrated Calendar

Egg Press always has fantastic calendars, and this year’s offset printed desk calendar is no exception. Each month features a different super cool illustration, and on the reverse is a coordinating illustration with an area for your notes.

Egg Press 2011 Calendar

Linda & Harriett always does a bang up job in the calendar department, too, and this year’s options are absolutely terrific. The 2011 letterpress wall calendar features a different patterned illustration each month, and after the month is finished you can cut off the top of the page and use the patterned area as a postcard!

Linda & Harriett 2011 Letterpress Calendar

And the Linda & Harriett Perpetual Birthday Calendar is a brilliant idea, especially for those of us (erm, myself included) who have trouble remembering birthdays. That hot pink ink is awesome, too!

Linda & Harriett Letterpress Birthday Calendar

Lizard Press’ 2011 Luna Letterpress Calendar is gorgeous! The calendar features a Shakespearean quote and highlights the date of the full moon each month, giving the name of the full moon, too. The deep, rich navy backdrop is stunning.

Lizard Press Letterpress Luna Calendar

images from their respective owners

Zara Picken Illustration + Art Prints

I am absolutely thrilled to have found the work of British illustrator, Zara Picken, whose mid-century modern style work has me swooning with unbridled, mid-century loving joy. Zara has a passion for vintage paper ephemera and finds inspiration in vast collections, large cities, and obscure music. She blends digital and handmade elements in her work, and I love her use of color and texture!

Zara’s clients include The Guardian, Sainsbury’s, Macmillan Publishing, and Waitrose, and here is a peek at what you’ll find in her portfolio:

Zara Picken Illustration

And, thankfully for us, Zara also has an Etsy shop where you can purchase art prints of her work:

Zara Picken Art Prints

images from Zara Picken

My Mind’s Eye Fine & Dandy Scrapbook Paper Collection

As I anxiously await the launch of more Christmas and holiday scrapbook paper collections, I’ve fallen in love with Fine & Dandy, the new collection from My Mind’s Eye. To be honest with you, there are usually a few patterned papers, even in my favorite scrapbooking collections, that are just not my style, but I’m swooning over pretty much everything in this collection. In fact, some of the reverse-side patterns are my favorites.

From the subdued, retro-y palette of browns, oranges, yellows, and teals to the fantastic, mid-century style patterns, there’s not much here that I’m not going gaga for. Want a look?

Fine & Dandy Colors

My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy Scrapbook Paper

See, I told you that there are a lot of great patterns in this collection, so many that I thought it would be a good idea to take a little breather here in the middle. Ready for more?

My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy Scrapbook Paper

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images from Two Peas in a Bucket

Gosh & Golly 3D Paper Mobiles & Wall Art

What better way to add a little sunshine to your Monday morning than with these bright and cheerful three dimensional paper decorations by Gosh & Golly? They make their dimensional paper mobiles and wall art to order, and the pieces can be made with custom colors to coordinate with nurseries, bedrooms, offices, or wherever you’d like to hang them to add color and playfulness.

Gosh & Golly Dimensional Paper Mobiles & Wall Art

images from Gosh & Golly

Lake Erie + Happy Halloween!

Jennifer Squires Lake Erie PhotographBefore I head off for a weekend of Halloween fun, I want to share this haunting photograph of Lake Erie by Jennifer Squires. Wow, right? Jennifer took this photo on her first trip to Erieau, Ontario, Canada, and the photo is so evocative that I find myself getting goosebumps every time I look at it. Limited edition prints of this ethereal seascape are available in Jennifer’s shop.

I actually have a personal connection to Lake Erie, as I went to college in a town about 45 minutes south of Erie, Pennsylvania and made many trips to Erie and Presque Isle State Park, so this photo also brought back a lot of good memories for me.

Have a Happy Halloween weekend, everyone! Stay safe, enjoy your parties and candy, and I’ll see you back here next week!

image from Jennifer Squires