19 Creative Calendars

The Big F

website: Tim Hansen Portfolio


Designer’s words: Limited-edition screen print calendar commissioned by Fly. The Big F is made from 8 boxes, each divided into 28 boxes — one for each day in February.

Edible Calendar

website: via designboom, designer: Dmitry Kutlayev, Russia


The sweetest calendar at least in this round-up. It’s more than recyclable. It’s two-in-one, you don’t have buy a bar of chocolate. Moreover you control your daily chocolate consumption.

Napkins Calendar

website: Stas Aki’s Portfolio


Scratch calendar

website: Agustin Zea for Mr. Tom Design


You scratch off every passed day, a bit as if you were about to win something in a scratch card lottery. Seems nice to be scratching off the days left before your holidays. Scratching off your holiday days – not necessarily.

T.I.M. Office Calendar

website: Portfolio of Qaa’im Goodwin


An office calendar made out of wood entitled T.I.M., Translucence Towering Minimize. Created by Qaa’im Goodwin, a young American designer.

Matches Calendar

website: Yurko Gutsulyak Portfolio


After the designer: The idea was to create as unique a calendar so that the process of its presenting would become an outstanding event. Alongside with this, it was important to expose the idea of “energy”, as it is predetermined by the name and logo of the company. Each page is a month and it looks like a comb made of matches that correspond to the days. The matches are real and the construction of the calendar is absolutely safe.

Moon Calendar

website: Kyra Odi’s Portfolio


Keep it under your desk lamp to track the current moon phase.

An Apple a Day

website: David Weik’s Portfolio


After the designer (Hello from Vik): Here’s a quick and easy way to keep tip top shape this year. Just peel the little variety sticker from every apple you it and affix it to a square. Keep it interesting…

Flip-Book Calendar

website: Tomato Kosir’s Portfolio


Status Calendar

website: Owner Portfolios


After the desiger: The web’s big question ” What are you doing right now? ” is incredibly useful for tracking your daily activity. This is a calendar where you can write your daily “status”.
It simply asks the question, “What are you doing Today?” And you are invited to answer it!

Bubble Calendar

website: Brooklyn, NY Bubble Calendar LLC

A poster-sized 122cm x 46cm (48″ x 18″ ) calendar with a bubble to pop every day. For those who like popping bubbles (are there any who don’t?). The backing is printed either on thick paper or plastic in Helvetica Neue. This calendar is designed and manufactured by Brooklyn, NY Bubble Calendar LLC.

Fade away

website: via yatzer


Watch how ink slowly fades away when a day passes…


website: susanna hertrich : art + design + research


After the designer: The Chrono-Shredder is a device that reminds us of the preciousness of our lifetime. It represents the passing of time by shredding the days of the year – printed on a paper roll – at a slow constant rate. To shred one day takes 24 hours. There is no “off”-button. As the seconds pass by, the tattered remains of the past pile up under the device…

Fornasetti 2009 calendar plate

website: via designboom, www.fornasetti.com


After www.fornasetti.com: Piero Fornasetti’s calendar plate has been created and produced since 1968. Barnaba Fornasetti has continued with this tradition since 1989, establishing the limited number of 700 plates.

DIY Custom Calendar Tape

website: via dornob

Two separate parallel rolls that stick to any surface allow you to start and finish anywhere and anytime you want.

Calendar Game by Gregory

website: via www.calendar-game.com


Interactive funny calendar in A3 format, great both for children and adults. It contains 12 illustrations to be(!) drawn with a white pencil (included). You simply have to join the dots adding one line a day. You can also embroider it with your own doodling and notes.

Calendar Game by Gaia

website: via www.calendar-game.com


12 calendar pages in A3 format that all together compose a game board. Funny but also educative game for up to 4 players that will definitely increase the eco-conscience of your children.

Academic Calendars

website: Megan Cummins homepage

After the designer: Freshman year, college students are bombarded with flyers and materials that get thrown away or clutter up their dorm rooms. The important information is discarded along with everything else. The intent of this project was to create a “take-away” that the student would hold on to, and would double as a functioning calendar as well as decoration or entertainment. The cube unfolds endlessly, making it an irresistible toy to fidget with while studying.

Ink Calendar by Oscar Diaz

website:Oscar Diaz homepage


After the designer: Ink Calendar” make use the timed pace of the ink spreading on the paper to indicate time.
The ink is absorbed slowly, and the numbers in the calendar are “printed” daily. One a day, they are filled with ink until the end of the month. A calendar self-updated, which enhances the perception of time passing and not only signaling it. The ink colors are based on a spectrum, which relate to a “color temperature scale”, each month having a color related to our perception of the whether on that month. The colors range from dark blue in December to, three shades of green in spring or oranges, red in the summer.

This post presents 19 creative calendars by designers from all over the world. The ideas underlying their designs are various. Some focus on the calendar practicality, some make us reflect on the ephemerality of time. Almost all constitute something more than just a calendar.


  1. Thank you wery much for featuring my flip book calendar. There’s just one problem with the gif animation. The calendar should be gaining leaves, not loosing them. You see, thats the main point of the students year – gaining knowledge. Besides, the clients name is Youth service.
    Best regards,

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