Simple Numbers, Complicated Dates: 49 Innovative Calendars

It’s that time of the year again when we kick off our shoes from work and enjoy the festive season. As we welcome the year ahead, I’m sure most of us have made some kind of resolutions for ourselves. Needless to say, many of us have been unable to stick to our previous resolutions to go on a diet or keep to an exercise regime, perhaps due our hectic schedules. What then, is more important than a calendar in order to manage time well and stay organized?

Unless you switch one, you will be looking at your new calendar for the new year for the next 365 days. Why not get a thought-provoking, creatively designed or aesthetic calendar that you can appreciate each and every day? Here, we have compiled some of the best designed calendars over the recent years to let each of you have an idea on the variety of calendars that designers have came up with. Enjoy!

Ink Calendar by Oscar Diaz

This innovative calendar lets the ink from the bottle diffuses across the days of the month.

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Square-Comics Calendar 2010 by Alone-zino

A comic-inspired calendar.

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Spiral Calendar 2010

A unique calendar design in the form of a spiral.

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Scratch A Date by Yanko Design

Welcome each new day by scratching off to reveal the date!

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Russian Creative 2008 Calendar by Fenyu

Interesting calendar where each month is a different traffic scene as viewed by a trucker.

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Calendar 2009 by Rekord

Each color corresponds to different days of the week.

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2008 Calendar via Tim Pokrichuk

A unique calendar with a web-like design.

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Spiral Calendar by Carlos Coelho

Yet another spiral calendar with colors assigned to each individual day of the week.

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Calendar Made of Matches by Yurko Gutsulyak

Every date is made of matches.

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2010 Bubble Calendar by Perpetual Kid

Enjoy pressing bubble wraps? You should get this.

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Barometer Inspired Calendar by Lindsey_muir

As you can tell, you have to turn to circles to represent the correct month, date, day and even the weather.

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An Apple A Day by David Weik

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Peel off the label of each apple you eat and stick it to the date.

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Happy New Year From Happy Milo by Jonathan Davies

A spectrum of color across the months.

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March 2008 by Jennifer Daniel

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Helvetica Calendar via Guilherme Pontes

A calendar that uses the Helvetica typeface and an enticing range of colors.

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Moma Perpetual Calendar via Gideon Dagan Design

A 3D structure as a calendar.

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Edible Calendar by Dmitry Kutlayev

Chocoholics, limit your intake of chocolates with this edible calendar.

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Dr Reddy’s Laboratories: Calendar by Sudler & Hennessey

The message of this calendar: Smoking shortens your life span.

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“Dorogaya” Magnetic Calendar via Serhiy Chebotaryov

Magnetic calendar that you can place on your fridge.

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Dodecahedral Calendar by Dave Gray

A twelve-sided polygon as your calendar for the year.

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Calendar Gregory by Calendar-Game

Connect each line to a new date everyday. Kids will love this.

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Camera Lens Calendar by Sharad Kaksar

A camera lens inspired calendar for avid photographers.

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Calendar Tells Me Everything by Maksim Biriukov

This calendar tells you the present year, month, date, day and even the time.

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Napkins Calendar 2009 by Stas Aki

Napkin and calendar combined.

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Corian Calendar by Niels Kjeldsen Design

Plastic blocks with dates and months.

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Office Calendar by Qaaim Goodwin

This wooden structure is a creative switch from the usual paper-style calendars.

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Recycle Bin Advent Calendar by Kelanew

A hand-crafted calendar using recycled materials.

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Kalenteri 2008 by Pulse247

Circular calendar with a spectrum of colors.

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Teacup Calendar by Takeshi Nishioka

Drink tea from this calendar.

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Typographic Tear-Off Calendar by Parachute

Check out the different typefaces each day of the year.

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Tickler Calendar For The Slip Method by Judyofthewoods

Slip in your appointments and to-do lists into each date.

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Voskhod: Calendar by Voskhod

Yet another scratch calendar, but this time it reveals funny pictures, jokes, riddles, etc below each date.

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Typodarium 2010 by Slanted

See a new typeface for each day.

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Twelve Calendar by Thomas Williams

A unconventional layout for a calendar. Those dates that are shaded are the weekends.

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Calendario 02 by Quintohache

A 3D calendar made of Lego-like bricks.

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Google Lego Calendar by Keso

Another lego-inspired calendar by Google.

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Axe Schedule by Elma+Alt+Shift

A cute calendar showing each date with people in a building.

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Nie Auction Calendar via Iheartlinen

A calendar for you to feel and appreciate the texture of linen.

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October 2009 via The Digichick

A hand-drawn calendar with photos of family.

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Perpetual Calendar via Etsy

A calendar display of cards for month, date and day.

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Pink Letterpress Calendars 2009

A cute calendar with cute messages and pictures.

Pop-up Calendar via Johann Volkmer

Open each new month and be dazzled by the fine craftmanship of pop-ups.

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Spin Calendar 70s by Presentandcorrect

Turn each ring to indicate the correct dates and months.

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Human Calendar by Human Calendar

An amusing use of photographic portraits of people for each squares of the calendar.

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Finn & Rockwell’s Counting-House Calendar via DezinHQ

An old-fashioned calendar design.

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2008 Map Calendar & Poster By Lart C. Berliner by Little Otsu Publishing

Each month is drawn in manner to make it look like individual regions of a map.

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2008 Calendar by Kate

Another hand-drawn calendar using only black ink.

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Timor Calendar by Unicorn Graphics

Classic 20th century design desk calendar inspired by railway signs.

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Urban Calendar

See the entire year in a towering skyscraper-like wooden calendar.

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