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!
#1 @Oscar Diaz
This innovative calendar lets the ink from the bottle diffuses across the days of the month.
A comic-inspired calendar.
A unique calendar design in the form of a spiral.
#4 @Yanko Design
Welcome each new day by scratching off to reveal the date!
Interesting calendar where each month is a different traffic scene as viewed by a trucker.
Each color corresponds to different days of the week.
#6 @Tim Pokrichuk
A unique calendar with a web-like design.
#7 @Carlos Coelho
Yet another spiral calendar with colors assigned to each individual day of the week.
#8 @Yurko Gutsulyak
Every date is made of matches.
#9 @Perpetual Kid
Enjoy pressing bubble wraps? You should get this.
As you can tell, you have to turn to circles to represent the correct month, date, day and even the weather.
#11 @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.
#12 @Jonathan Davies
A spectrum of color across the months.
#14 @Guilherme Pontes
A calendar that uses the Helvetica typeface and an enticing range of colors.
#15 @Gideon Dagan Design
A 3D structure as a calendar.
#16 @Dmitry Kutlayev
Chocoholics, limit your intake of chocolates with this edible calendar.
#17 @Sudler & Hennessey
The message of this calendar: Smoking shortens your life span.
#18 @Serhiy Chebotaryov
Magnetic calendar that you can place on your fridge.
#19 @Dave Gray
A twelve-sided polygon as your calendar for the year.
Connect each line to a new date everyday. Kids will love this.
#21 @Sharad Kaksar
A camera lens inspired calendar for avid photographers.
#22 @Maksim Biriukov
This calendar tells you the present year, month, date, day and even the time.
#23 @Stas Aki
Napkin and calendar combined.
#24 @Niels Kjeldsen Design
Plastic blocks with dates and months.
#25 @Qaaim Goodwin
This wooden structure is a creative switch from the usual paper-style calendars.
A hand-crafted calendar using recycled materials.
Circular calendar with a spectrum of colors.
#28 @Takeshi Nishioka
Drink tea from this calendar.
Check out the different typefaces each day of the year.
Slip in your appointments and to-do lists into each date.
Yet another scratch calendar, but this time it reveals funny pictures, jokes, riddles, etc below each date.
See a new typeface for each day.
A unconventional layout for a calendar. Those dates that are shaded are the weekends.
A 3D calendar made of Lego-like bricks.
Another lego-inspired calendar by Google.
A cute calendar showing each date with people in a building.
A calendar for you to feel and appreciate the texture of linen.
#38 @The Digichick
A hand-drawn calendar with photos of family.
A calendar display of cards for month, date and day.
A cute calendar with cute messages and pictures.
#41 @Johann Volkmer
Open each new month and be dazzled by the fine craftmanship of pop-ups.
Turn each ring to indicate the correct dates and months.
#43 @Human Calendar
An amusing use of photographic portraits of people for each squares of the calendar.
An old-fashioned calendar design.
#44 @Little Otsu Publishing
Each month is drawn in manner to make it look like individual regions of a map.
Another hand-drawn calendar using only black ink.
#46 @Unicorn Graphics
Classic 20th century design desk calendar inspired by railway signs.
See the entire year in a towering skyscraper-like wooden calendar.