Top 20 2021 Calendars
Looking to get organised in 2021? We’ve put together our favourite calendars and wall planners that will make the best desk and studio companions next year.
1: Marjolein DelhaaasWith a minimalist and elegant style, Rotterdam-based graphic designer Marjolein Delhaas designs planners and desk pads for daily use at home or work. Her never-ending search for minimalism in layout, typography, paper and colour results in work that can be described as raw industrial without ever losing a touch of refinement, with bold typography versus a thin elegant line. The large loose sheet planner allows you to fill in dates and week numbers manually, with an accompanying to do sheet.
2: World of TypeWorld of Type are a professional gathering of the world’s leading type designers. Inspired by legendary dutch graphic designer Wim Crouwel, and printed on 297x420mm sheets of high quality, 200gsm paper, which alternate between coloured backgrounds, World of Type’s digitally printed wall planner is a sleek way to get organised in 2021. The sheets are detachable, designed to be removed with each passing month.
3: Known As StudioKnown As Studio’s 2021 colourful A3 wall calendar is Risograph printed in yellow, green, risofederal blue, making the perfect piece for any design-lover. The calendar is ring bound so you can flip through every month, and also allows you to make weekly notes. Known as Studio is an interdisciplinary design studio from Bremen, Hamburg and Berlin. Their focus is on graphic design, corporate identity, typography, set design and product design.
4: Kal-StoreKal-Store’s minimalist, perpetual wall calendar is made of a metal base and six double-sided paper sheets you can write on. The design in Helvetica provides a modern and clear planner, to be annotated with appointments and notable dates. The timeless clarity provides an easy, analogue user experience. The idea behind this project is to bring back the analogue experience of planning your time in an always-on mobile culture. This planner is the ideal way to prioritise what to make time for in 2021.
5: Colophon FoundryColophon Foundry’s 13-tear-sheet (elongated) typographic calendar is silkscreen printed in gloss white on heavyweight black paper, with a nod to calendars by Vignelli, Tovaglia and Mari. It uses a simplistic system to display each month as a numeral with corresponding dates and days. Three punched holes allow the calendar to conveniently be hung on a wall. The calendar utilises modified versions of their typeface Coign in cuts 19 and 47. A great addition to any type-lovers wall!
6: Stendig CalendarsCreated by legendary Italian designer Massimo Vignelli in 1966, the Stendig remains one of the best examples of 1960s modernist design, featuring two of the movement’s most iconic creations; Swiss typeface Helvetica and the Grid. Vignelli’s design is simple, yet bold, printed on 3ft x 4ft sheets of high quality, 160gsm paper, which alternate between black and white backgrounds. The sheets are detachable, designed to be removed with each passing month. Previous months’ sheets can also be sustainably reused as wrapping paper!
7: Crispin FinnCrispin Finn’s 2021 year planner lets you see your year at a glance. The design is practical, useful and easy on the eye. The litho printed calendar is printed in 2 colours on 135gsm Revive 100% recycled paper, and includes Bank Holidays, Daylight time savings, and the Lunar calendar. 98cm x 68cm in size, it is presented folded in a screen printed string and button recycled brown kraft envelope.
8: Risotto StudioPlan your 2021 in style with Risotto’s Riso printed A3 calendar. The limited edition, wire bound calendar has lots of space to scribble those all important dates. 2021’s calendar has been pimped with lots of slick fades, bringing your weekends to life! The calendar also features the lunar phases and a zodiac key, and has been printed on recycled paper using the greenest printer around.
9: Flat GoldFlat Gold is the print shop of Berlin-based Risograph printer Drucken 3000. Available now from their store is this limited 2021 calendar by Berlin-based Illustrator Magda Wilk. The wall calendar features 13 beautifully illustrated sheets, all Riso printed in various 2 colour combinations. Finished with a red coil spiral binding, this calendar will bring some joyful colour to your office wall.
10: Odd ZeroThis 2021 Moon Phase Calendar is screen printed by hand on 110 lb white paper. Beautiful silver ink highlights the full moon phase of each month and other details. Produced in Massachusetts, USA, and 24 x 10 inches in size, this calendar would make a beautiful and stunning addition your wall, perfect for learning more about the lunar phases.
11: Bungalow KreativbueroThe 2021 calendar by Bungalow Kreativbuero is a large wall calendar with a connect the dots element. Each month, you can connect the dots to reveal a design, and at the end of the year a hidden message will appear! The A1 calendar is printed on 100% recycled paper, and is a great way of adding some fun to the planning of your year.
12: Slowdown Studio Slowdown Studio’s 2021 calendar features the art of their 2020 Slowdown Art Comp winners; Mina Wright, Marnie Cox, Livia Falcaru, Kissi Ussuki, Hanna Malinen, Gisela Navarro, Eija Vehviläinen, Tyler Gross, Pascale Maurer, Neringa Mongirdaité, Tefi Copertini and Sarah Naud. Measuring 14″ x 9 1/2″, it is printed on American-made FSC Certified paper stock, and features a hanging binding for easy wall hanging. The ideal planner for any illustration-lover!
13: CabooseIllustrators Wiley and Clay Hickson’s Risograph printed calendar is full of charmingly unhinged images for an increasingly unhinged world. The 7×7 inch calendar is spiral bound for ease of use. Caboose pride themselves on producing medium quality, Riso printed ephemera for the tasteless art collector.
14: New Routes CollectiveNew Routes Collective have collaborated with artist and illustrator Dominic Kesterton for their 2021 calendar. Each month features on illustration by Dominic based on the theme of ‘time’. Printed in a limited edition of 300, grab your A3, Risograph printed calendar before they sell out!
15: Leah RoseLeeds-based illustrator Leah Rose’s 2021 A4 year planner will not only look beautiful on your wall, but will also help you get organised next year. See your year at a glance and keep track of your days with her Onwards calendar. The wall planner is printed on 300gsm recycled stock.
16: Damn Fine PrintDamn Fine Print’s 2021 calendar was printed in-house on their Risograph ME9350E printer in a limited edition of 100. The calendar is a celebration of colour and design language, making a perfect studio companion for graphic designers, artists and illustrators. Composed of 14 prints, 12 calendar pages and two full-page prints, each print was designed to showcase a different Riso colour combination, showing tonal combinations in increments of 20% of each colour, and complete with a piece of printing knowledge.
17: The CompletistBring some retro colour and graphics to your home with this awesome wall planner by stationery brand The Completist. The A1 calendar is printed on both sides so it makes a stunning print when the year is done. It was printed in the UK on 100gsm paper.
18: Marcie Bower & Oli HudsonGraphic Designers Marcie Bower and Oli Hudson have launched a kickstarter to support the production of their 2021 Fingers Crossed calendar. Fingers crossed their month-by-month calendar can bring you luck in 2021; from old wives tales to cultural traditions, they’ve cherry picked 12 ways to get you feeling lucky. All of the illustrations featured have been cut from lino, or printed using letterpress.
19: VinconIn 1975, the Vinçon Store in Barcelona, a reference point for the world of design, edited its own calendar for the first time. The calendar has long since established itself as an icon of design. It was designed by America Sánchez with the clear idea of removing everything that was superfluous and leaving what was essential, in a perfectly ordered way. It has been edited uninterruptedly for 45 years, and today, Octàgon Design produce this iconic piece.
20: Mark’s IncMark’s Inc’s monthly-view, wire-bound notebook calendar, has a clean, clear design for an immediate overview, and also includes a yearly planner and a page for jotting notes down. It’s the perfect free-standing desktop calendar providing the opportunity to jot down the most important dates.
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November 20, 2020 at 04:46AM