Well, ladies and gents, it’s time for my final calendar roundup of the season. And, wowsa, there have been lots of awesome ones this year, including the bunch that I’ll be sharing in just a minute. And if you’re looking for many, many more fantastic designs, be sure to check out all of the 2012 calendar designs that I’ve featured this season. I hope that you find your perfect calendar(s) for the coming year amongst all of the great designs!
Studio on Fire’s Positive Apocalypse 2012 letterpress desk calendar is filled with wild, neon-colored (love!) illustrations for each month of the year. Contributing illustrators include Missy Austin, Brian Gunderson, Jolby, and Tuesday Bassen.
W+K Studio’s 2012 letterpress calendar features awesome illustrations by Sarah Baugh, Christina Piluso, Jason Murray, Aaron Rayburn, Anne Coté, Mirtho Prepont, Lloyd Winter, Janine Byrne, Katie McHugh, Alisha Henson, Nishat Akhtar, Rehanah Spence, Sarah Hollowood and Brad Simon. The calendar was printed by Chelsea Guidry.
Pawling’s 4 page quarterly calendar features minimalist, hand drawn illustrations inspired by traditional textile patterns.
Each of the months in Pinkerton Design’s 2012 calendar features a different, brightly colored original pattern, and it has an easel for standing on a desk and a hook for hanging, too.
Little Bright Studio’s gorgeous Constellations of the Northern Hemisphere calendar features screenprinted silver metallic constellations (and dates) on a backdrop as dark as the night sky. $5 from the sale of each calendar goes toward funding The Planetary Society.
Mink Letterpress’ 2012 Vintage Handkerchief calendar (pre-order now – ships on or before December 12) features six different handkerchief designs – check out the luscious letterpress texture!
Blackbird Letterpress’ Here Comes the Rain calendar is pays tribute and sends hope to all of the places in the world that need rain right now. Letterpress printed from a linoleum cut and hand set type in seafoam green and orange.
Inspired by the thoughtfulness of sending (and receiving) correspondence and packages by post, this lovely 2012 calendar, with watercolor illustrations by Le Petit Elefant and lettering/layout by Paper & Type, features a different, monochromatic scene of communication on each seasonal page. Tear along the perforated line after you’re done with each page to create an art print, and come december, there’s a special postcard that you can use to send holiday wishes.
Wild Pulp’s unique 2012 calendar features 12 months of North American animals in bark. When each month is over, simply cut the calendar page in half at the soft, gray line and the Bark Animal can be framed for years of enjoyment.
The Pyramid Atlantic Art Center’s annual letterpress calendar, a collaborative fundraiser project that helps Pyramid’s facilities and programs, which are dedicated to the creation and appreciation of hand papermaking, printmaking, digital arts, and the art of the book. The calendar features an illustration by a different artist each month.
Simple, graphic cut out numbers make a big impact in this unique wall calendar design from Present & Correct. Available in neutrals or bright primary colors.
Rifle Paper Co. offers multiple calendars this year, including the beautiful 2012 Botanical calendar:
And the fun and colorful Fruit calendar, which features a different fruity-licious illustration for each month of the year.