Eye Spy: 2012 Letterpress Calendars
January 4, 2012
So I just decided the other day I was going to start a new series this year about things I’m noticing here and there and it’s sort of like the the “I Spy” game but instead I’ll say “Eye Spy:…” because sometimes I like to think I’m so clever. :) This week’s obsession is letterpress calendars, and I’ve been bookmarking several for this brand new year.
I always always forget what the date is. I mean, I know what day it is most of the time, but I’m terrible with remembering the actual date. I like to keep a little calendar in front of me at my desk to keep myself informed. I suppose I could just look at my phone or get up and go look at the big calendar in the kitchen or click over and check my Google calendar. But I prefer the idea of a small calendar to keep me in the know and also because some talented artist took the time to sketch and create and press something completely lovely on beautiful paper to represent the year and I find them irresistible.
Last year I bought one from 1Canoe2 and here is their 2012 version. Playful illustrations that change from month to month, and I love that the desktop calendar sits in its own wood stump. Talk about clever.
This Desk Calendar by Two Hand Design features bold colors and combines both animal and botanical motifs. Also comes with a handy stand.
Those who love ombre and soft watercolors will love this dip dyed letterpress calendar at Parrott Design Studios.
Charming turn of the century images appear in this calendar by Missing Q Press with exquisite detail.
This whimsical calendar by Linda & Harriet can be repurposed as postcards, how fun are these prints?
Quilters and lovers of geometric patterns will love this Quilt Letterpress Calendar by 4th Year.
This Studio Carta Letterpress Calendar is one of my favorites in the shop at Angela Liguori , such pretty repeating patterns and soft colors.
And this is the one I finally settled on for myself: the floral hanging calendar by Silhouette Blue. I love the simplicity and the bright colorful botanicals.
Those pretty floral prints can be repurposed as greeting cards at the end of the month, or would be sweet framed in a series in my little girl’s room too.
More Eye Spy features to come this year. . . Meanwhile, tell me, are you as drawn to letterpress stationery as I am? Do you buy yourself a pretty desk calendar or stylish organizer every year? Do share.
Oh and the Growing Your Blog series continues this week. Did you catch Nester’s post on Authenticity and Sarah’s post on Monetizing? Jen’s is coming up today, she’ll be focusing on Community & Social Media, I hope you’ll follow along. :)