Calendar Swap ’11.

It’s been twelve long months since the last one, and I’m super stoked to announce the kickoff of the Design Crush/Greedy Girl Calendar Swap ’11! I’ll be posting lots and lots of calendars throughout the next few weeks, as will Caroline, to give you some ideas and send you in the right direction.

Here’s how it will go down:

+ By October 30th, e-mail and answer the following:

  • What’s your name?
  • What’s your e-mail address?
  • What’s your blog or website? Or, if you don’t have one of your own, what’s your favorite blog?
  • What’s your snail-mail address?
  • For U.S. swappers, which do you prefer — an international or a stateside swapmate? Does it matter?

+ We’ll pair you up and send your swapmate’s details your way on or around November 1st.
+ You must have your calendar sent by November 21st.

Some Tips:

+ Keep your calendar under $30 but no less than $20. And since there are some perfectly lovely and super-affordable calendars out there, you might try throwing in a few small goodies if the value doesn’t quite add up.
+ Mall kiosk calendars (sudoku, lettuce babies, Edward Cullen, etc.) are not ok. Just don’t do it.
+ Handmade is most definitely welcome — just keep in mind the $20-$30 suggested value.
+ Check out your swapmate’s web site or blog, or consider getting to know his or her tastes via e-mail, to get an idea of what he or she might like.
+ Please, please, please send your calendar on time and do not drop the ball. It breaks our hearts to hear of someone waiting well into the new year for their calendar or, even worse, not receiving one at all.


2010 Calendar Roundup #7.

This year’s Calendar Swap was a big success with over 80 swappers signing up! Both Caroline and I are super duper pleased with the turnout. Just a reminder to those who are participating, your calendars should be sent out to your swap mate by this Saturday, November 14th!

Okay, okay, okay this is the last set of calendar finds – I swear! Browse through Calendar Roundups 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 for more previously mentioned designs. There are so many fantastic designs floating out there for the coming year that it was hard to narrow it down any further! I’m sure you can find it in your heart to forgive me, yes?

Thirteen individual pages mean 13 framable prints (12 months and the cover). Many of the pages having delicate lines that indicate where one can cut out the print in order it for to fit in a standard frame. The calendar is 10” x 18”, on heavy quality paper printed with super lightfast ink.

Twelve original illustrations with a botanical theme featuring high quality archival printing. Measures 4.125″ x 11″ with clip included for wall hanging.

Each month reveals a signature Apiary pattern. Printed on single sheets with colorful pattern detail.

A poster calendar with space to write important dates below each month. Printed using soy-based inks on heavy recycled cover stock.

A calendar for 2010 featuring a forest creature every month. Measures approximately 8.5 x 11″ and is laser printed, wire bound on top and ready-to-hang. Each page includes a few lines to write down notes or important dates. Printed on French Paper cover stock in Speckletone Kraft.

Printed with silver ink on Rives BFK white 250gsm paper. Each month is represented by a different decorative symbol found in the typecases of the letterpress lab. The calendar is presented with a cover sheet letterpressed with a colophon. Measures 14.5 x 22.5 inches. Limited edition of fifty.

Measures approximately 6 x 8″ and letterpressed on Crane’s pearl white cotton paper. Bound with silver metal ring with hole for hanging on the wall. LIMITED edition of 100.

Measures 5.25”x8.5” and printed on 111 lb. white smooth cardstock premium acid-free recycled paper with archival ink. Includes black + white ribbon for hanging and packaged in a reusable 100% cotton drawstring bag.

Choose from six different calendars. Each one is individually printed with professional quality, pigmented inks, which are guaranteed not to fade, on velvety archival matte paper. This makes your image suitable for framing later on in 2011. All calendars are signed by the artist on the back.


Thank You.

Caroline and I would like to thank all 80-some of you who joined the 2010 Calendar Swap! The sign-up window has now closed and those of you who signed up should be receiving the details of your swap partner today. If for some reason you don’t receive an email from us with the info, let us know. And again, thanks for making it such a great swap!


2010 Calendar Roundup #6.

Unlike paper calendars, which are often thrown out after use, this calendar is a truly “green” calendar option, as the piece can be tacked up on the wall or framed for the duration of the year MMX, and then used and loved for many years to come. Printed on a snowy white 100% cotton tea towel. Measures 19″ x 28″.

This four-color, large calendar – 12.5 x 19″ – has been silkscreened onto an 80-pound bright white French paper. Limited edition.

Hang it on your wall and enjoy its pristine state for the year. Made of 55% linen/45% cotton, this towel will serve you years of purpose past 2010. With each washing, it gets more supple and soft and makes an excellent drying towel, though you should expect fading and shrinkage. Dimensions are 16×20 inches. Comes with wooden hanging rod and strung with baker’s twine.

Each image is an original papercut, cut from a single piece of paper featuring strong images of everyday life, each with a powerful verb that inspires to action. Printed on acid-free paper using soy ink. Measures 12X12″.

Two calendars – Volcano and Tidalwave – measuring 5″ x 10″.

The illustrated calendar is 6 x 9 inches, printed on matte 110 lb paper using archival pigment ink.

Each month features a different pattern and color scheme. The calendars are spiral bound and come ready to hang. Each one is 8.5 inches by 11 inches giving enough room on each day to write important events and appointments. Printed on recycled heavy 100 lb linen coverstock. To make it even more earth friendly the pages are printed on both sides.

Veering away from marbled calendars of years past, Albertine created a 100% letterpress calendar. Playing with layering in the designs, and drawing in new colors, they made use of favorite custom designs in new and exciting ways. Each color scheme is entirely unique translating to 29 separate color runs for the project.

Calendars pages are 100% recycled paper. Each finished calendar measures 5″x8″ with hand-rounded corners and is hung with ribbon from a hole on the top. It is a limited edition of 225.

This 2010 calendar shows off a love for nature and vintage botanical prints with 12 unique specimen prints letterpress printed on each month. Sized to 5.5″ × 8.5″ and printed on 100% cotton, 110lb bright white stock. Order includes 12 month calendar + 1 tiny bulldog clip to display your calendar on the wall. Bonus: once the month is over, trim the dates off and turn each month into a 5.5″ × 5.5″ print for your wall. Limited edition of 100.

The calender is 6.3 x 11.7 inches (16,3 x 29,7 cm). Wirebind for wallhanging. Offset printed.

This perpetual calendar a stack of thirteen 2-sided cards, letterpress printed and measuring 3.5 x 5″. Each calendar comes in a display box (also letterpress printed!) that is free-standing with peel+stick assembly.

Original botanical illustrations were created from Anna’s own photographs. A true labor of love, the graphics on each monthly sheet have been gocco printed by hand in a mix of vivid colors including 3 metallic inks (all non-toxic). Printed on 100% recycled, 100% FSC certified post consumer fiber, processed chlorine free, manufactured using biogas energy.

12 unbound colorful sheets are packaged in a clear plastic jewel case that folds back to create a stand – or frame the 12 sheets for a bright year at a glance wall calendar. Measures ~4.75″ x 5.5″ with case.


Calendar Giveaway: Sycamore Street Press.

Next up in the Calendar Swap giveaways is a perennial favorite of mine – Sycamore Street Press. They do some of the best letterpress around and I’m already jealous of whoever ends up winning this beauty! In fact, while you’re waiting for the winner to be announced you should swing by their shop to check out the multitude of gorgeous letterpress…

To Enter:
Leave your email address in the comments today before 4:00pm CST.

PS: Head over to visit Caroline at Greedy Girl to enter the oddball press calendar giveaway that’s going on right now!

PPS: You mean you haven’t entered the 2010 Calendar Swap yet? Check out the deets here.


2010 Calendar Roundup #5.

The 12 different illustrated months are printed on 100% recycled PCW, chlorine free papers. It comes with a reusable wood block holder made of reclaimed lumber which has a place for your stray pencil. And you can mail back your used pages to our studio where we will recycle them and give you a coupon for next year’s refill packet! Cards measure 4.25″ x 5″.

Here’s a quick and easy way to keep in tip top shape. Just peel the little variety sticker from every apple you eat and affix it to a square. Keep it interesting. Try a Belle De Boskoop, a Newtown Pippin, how about a Peasgood Nonsuch, or maybe a Turley Winesap. There’s no shortage of combinations and imagine how good you’ll feel, when, after a years time, you’ve filled each square with a colorful little sticker.

This is about as large a poster as you’re going to see coming off of a letterpress—at 18″ x 23″ it takes up almost an entire form. Run in two colors (Pantone 7532U and a light varnish) on a substantial Strathmore 130# cover weight stock, the impression made by the press gives this a wonderful tactile quality.

Use this lovely ready to print pdf in your own home. So easy to use, simply add some nice paper and a pretty ribbon and presto! a calendar for you or a gift for a friend (or both). This PDF comes set up with 2 months per page and a cover page. Final calendar size is 4.25 x 11″.

Each month is printed on 80# recycled white smooth finish cardstock, bound by a 1″ metal ring to complete this modern and eco friendly calendar. Pages measure 4.25″ x 11″.

The digital pdf calendar is set up to print two months at a time on letterhead size paper. Final size is 4.25 x 11.

Twelve months of Keep Calm and Carry On-inspired decrees. This 2010 Printable Calendar makes a fun gift for the girl with a sense of humor. {There is also a guy version!}

Enjoy 2010 with 12 unique hand drawn bows. This listing is for one 8-page ready-to-print PDF file. Simply download, print and cut at home while wearing your pajamas. Includes gift tags and decorative bands as well.

Just print, trim and hang it! All the pages have a little circle above, that shows you the perfect place to punch a hole!

Screen printed on white canvas, with a finished edge. This is a hand illustrated original limited edition piece.

2010 Desktop Calendar : InkSpot Workshop

You get 12 whimsical designs, all printed on bright white, thick linen textured cardstock. Calendar measures approx 4.75″ x 5.5″.

The calendar is printed in four colours on matt paper, and comes with its signature black ribbon binding. This year, to celebrate its fifth anniversary, it will be available in a Special Large 50 x 70 cm. size as well as in its Standard A3 format, each in a numbered edition of 500.

Annual crafty calendar from Whipup featuring amazing work from makers around the world.


2010 Calendar Roundup #4.

What’s a Half-Frame Camera you ask? Well, a half-frame camera is a semi-obsolete device that advances each shot only half of the distance that a normal format camera would. The result allows for two shots per frame instead of one.

Measures 28″ x 19″ Flat. 4-Color Off-Set Printed in the San Francisco Bay. 70 lb. Matte Paper. Made with Vegetable-Based Inks. Edition of 500.

This stylish 2010 wall calendar features the name of the month in 15 languages. These include Spanish, French, Portuguese, English, Icelandic, Greek, Gaelic, Croatian, Turkish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Polish, German and Swedish. The calendar also features a legend at the base of the design which identifies the language.

Designed and crafted by Made Visual, each calendar is printed on 100% recycled 230gsm Enviro Board and bound with silver wire and calendar hook.

Features 16 colourful watercolor months to brighten any day! Miniature months from last year: September to December 2009 are included on one page, allowing you to use your calendar sooner!

Months are printed on acid-free archival card stock, and comes with a sleek case to display your months in! This calendar measures 5 9/16″ X 4 5/8″. {Also check out the wall calendar!}

These mini calendars measure approx. 4.25 x 5.5 inches. Each month is a different color. You will receive both 2009 and 2010 calendars so you won’t miss a single day! {Check out their other printable calendars here}

This clean, modern and typographically bold printable 2010 calendar provides monthly inspiration for the creative mind. Quotes include thoughts from Buckminster Fuller, Brenda Ueland and Ray Bradbury to name a few.

This desk calendar is printed on off-white textured, recycled cardstock and will look great sitting on an easel, displayed in a frame or clipped to a string on your wall. The calendar measures 5″ x 7″.

The Jane hancock papers calendar features some of our most popular illustrations and patterns as well as some brand new images just for 2010. Digitally printed on curious iridescent card stock which gives each page a slight shimmer in the light.

Measures 5.5″ x 8.5″and is wire bound. A ribbon {not pictured} is included for you to display your item with.

Our 2010 Canvas Silhouette Calendar will make any heart melt with its elegant and whimsy illustrations. All illustrations have been custom created by Le Papier Studio.

Calendar measures 13×19 inches and is printed on Premium Canvas Matte. The matte surface will be a breeze to clean (simply spray and wipe away). Calendar comes (as pictured) with a satin ribbon for hanging.

The high-quality PDF file consists of 6 pages: each page fits two months. Once cut and assembled the calendar measures 4.25″ by 11″.

I have always admired my grandmother’s delicate collection of china. The designs in this calendar were inspired by patterns found on vintage teacups and saucers.

Printed on 100% tree-free cotton paper using environmentally conscious studio practices. Each page was printed by hand on an antique Vandercook No. 4 letterpress. There are seven different ink colors throughout and a very sweet notes section at the bottom of each month for birthdays and important reminders.

The size of the calendar is 4″ wide by 11″ tall and is punched through the top and bound with ribbon. At the end of the year (or before) each month may be trimmed to 4” x 6” and framed.

Inspired by my travels this year in Iceland, England, France, and throughout the United States. Limited edition of 150 (numbered). Measures: 6″ x 11″.

The calendar is letterpress printed using hand carved multiple block linocuts and handset movable type on recycled “chipboard”, printed with a Vandercook SP-20 and a C&P 8×12 in an offblack and deep red inks. The calendar pages were custom designed and printed on 100% recycled paper. It measures 11″ x 15″ with rounded corners and a hole punch at the top for hanging.

These were printed in a limited edition of 42 calendars. Each are signed and numbered on the back.