Tag Archives: 2009 Calendars

I haven’t posted any calendars in a while…

It’s almost 2009! As in denial of this fact as I am, it doesn’t make it any less true.

Cr@p.

But, if another year threatens to begin, well then, we might as well welcome it with designeriffic beauty, don’t you think?

I bet you’ll want all of these calendars, just like I do.

LENA CORWIN (this one’s my personal favorite, shh!):

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SOMETHING’S HIDING HERE (what a great shop name, huh?):

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SEESAW DESIGN:

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Letterpress makes me more willing to ring in the new year, how about you?

 

HAPPIFYs postcard calendar (I find this incredibly inventive/awesome):

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Four seasons letterpress calendar by ELUM DESIGNS:

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V is for VOTE.

Monogram letterpress notecards from Bellis Studios:

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From Poppy Talk’s Flickr Album:

“Do or do not; there is no ‘try’.”

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From H Is For Home:

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2009 Fabric Calendar from Lotta Jansdotter:

It’s the thing that says “2009.”

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And, finally, on this historic election day, some of my favorite poster submissions from DesignForObama.org:

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AWESOME.

Though I kinda wish someone would have made a “Barack the cradle of love” poster, with the Billy Idol sneer in the background or something.

🙂

Their food ain’t the only thing that’s awesome…

My fascination with Japan seems to increase on a daily basis. Especially on days like today when, earlier, I just so happened to stumble upon the Print & Pattern blog’s reference to some 2009 calendars on a Japanese site called Heartwarming Zakka. So I clicked on over, and then I couldn’t stop clicking. I became a little click-happy, if you will. And so, I give you this:

PETIT JAM:

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SHINZI KATOH:

Saturday with Sycamore

Thanks to the Poppy Talk site, I just discovered a ridiculously creative letterpresser by the name of Sycamore Street Press, which you may access HERE. They offer everything from letterpress greeting cards to gift tags to calendars to bookplates — and all with a unique sense of humour. Here are some samples:

Letterpressing, one month at a time.

As I’ve previously mentioned, I kinda like the letterpress. And the letterpressers. And the letterpressed. Particularly when the letterpressers provide me 12 months-worth of letterpressed awesomeness. Like those at Ilee Papergoods, who definitely know their way around a freakin’ letterpress. Here’s the proof:

Let’s get a closer look at my favorite month’s letterpressed brilliance, shall we?

Holy crizzap. That’s pretty much more letterpressing fabulosity than I can handle right now. So, before I have a coronary, let’s check out what the Lizard Press letterpressers have in store for us in 2009:

Good grief. Those lizards have a lot of freakin’ nerve creating such letterpressed elegance. That being said, I still need more, please, lizard letterpresser. Maybe just one month’s supply of letterpressing so I don’t fall over from overstimulation, please?

OK, seriously? If you’re going to slam a Jacques-Cousteau’ed letterpressed quote on me, the VERY least you could do is offer some type of warning. I think I’m hyperventilating. Please hold…

OK. Breathe in, breathe out. Wax on, wax off. OK. I think I’m OK now. Let’s move on. Whew. Stupid lizard-heads.

Alright, next up: Delphine Press’s 12-month letterpressed calendar:

Gee, thanks, Delphine. You tease me with a letterpressed owl and then you don’t allow me to offer my readers large-sized images of the letterpressed cuteness?! WHAT GIVES?! Not cool, Delphine. Not cool at all. So, to compensate, here’s another (tiny) animal image:

Sheesh. Enough from Delphine. Let’s move onto Green Chair Press before I throw a letter block:

Yay for largeness! Whoever said “size doesn’t matter” is a lame-o and clearly has never seen a letterpressed calendar image. Ok, close-up now:

Ah! It also contains encouraging letterpressed quotes!!!! Holy h*ll. Who would have thought that green chairs could be so creative and verbose? I didn’t even think they had hands. I’m starting to see spots, so I better move onto the next one. Umm, this next one is from the Paper Source. And you already know how I feel about my Mecca/Church, etc.. So… watch your back, readers… tread lightly… 

I’m sorry, but are those GIRAFFES?!? How the F am I supposed to handle THAT, huh?!?!? Talk about needing a warning before seeing such ridiculosity…!!!!! Before I drool all over my keyboard, thereby making it ill-equipped to type anything further, here’s a close-up of October:

CAN. NOT. BREATHE.

Whoa. OK. I have my paper bag for hyperventilating… I think I’ll be OK. But let’s move on, just in case. The following are some lovely, simplistic little letterpressed designs from Sugar Paper, who also kindly offers little easels for proper display of the letterpressing:

I’m ready for my close-up, please:

I love that little easel. Maybe I just like the word “easel.” It has the word “ease” in it, after all, and that’s always comforting, isn’t it? It is. But enough. One more letterpressed calendar offering for you. This one, from Manifesto Letterpress, is actually an image of their 2008 calendar, but they inform us that the 2009 version will be very similar (minus the date changes, duh). Check it out, please. It’s definitely one of my favorites:

Can you even freakin’ STAND it?!?!? I’m particularly a fan of the roller skate. Though, I do feel that any of these could serve as Monopoly pieces, don’t you think? And I don’t even like Monopoly… but I’ve ALWAYS enjoyed its pseudo-pewter pieces. OK, our final close-up for this post:

I hope this post is not the cause of any cardiac arrests, fainting spells, hyperventilations, vertigo inflictions, etc..

Happy letterpressing…