10 creative examples of 2014 calendar design Back


               Looking for some calendar design inspiration? Then look no further as we reveal a host of inspirational designs for the new year.

    Branching out into calendar design is a great way to bring in extra client work, promote your own portfolio, the company you work for, or maybe the product you produce. In this showcase of great calendar design we've tried to provide a good cross-section of examples, that offer unique and innovative calendar design approaches to one of the most traditional of products.

    01. Colourful letterpress calendar

    COLOURFUL is a 2014 letterpress desk calendar that is printed with a 50-year-old vintage platen press. The calendar design is printed on 100 percent cotton, extra thick card stock made from textile scraps, making it a tree-free eco-friendly product. Each month has a unique design, created for creative inspiration.

    02. Wall calendar

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    This calendar design comes with 100 post-it notes

    This wall calendar was designed by German company Populaere Produkte and comes complete with 100 post-it notes, each with a hole to mark and label single days throughout the year. The simple, crisp design gives a clean-cut feel, with the calendar printed on FSC-certified recycled paper - making it eco-friendly too!

    03. Fluid Animals

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    A 2014 edition of the ever-popular Fluid Animals calendar design

    After the success of the 2013 Fluid Animals calendar, Ben the Illustrator has produced another collection of 'Fluid Animals' bringing nature-inspired artwork to the home or office for another 12 months. It features gorgeous new artwork and includes popular and lesser known species, all beautiful in their own way.


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    A calendar design for colour lovers and CMYK enthusiasts

    This CMYK calendar is a daily inspiration for anyone that loves colour. Each day a colour stripe can be teared off, with new colour combinations then exposed. Printed on coated and uncoated paper, the stripes can be collected to create colour matching fans. The exact CMYK data is printed on every stripe.

    05. Square the circle calendar

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    This calendar design sees a circle squared in pink, black and white

    Polish designer Amelia Krysztofiak says, "I decided to literally square the circle - each month's figure is created from basic division of a square in the circle. I wanted to keep it as simple as possible, so I only used only three colours and three different textures, which resulted in 14 different styles.

    06. Calendar of the year

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    A calendar design that includes all the full and new moon phases for 2014

    This gorgeous calendar print was inspired by JW Goethe's circle colour concept. It reads like a watch, displaying the monthly temperatures in colours, with the four seasons including solistices and equinoxes as well as all (full and new) moon phases in 2014.

    07. Typography calendar

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    We adore the colour and typography in this calendar design

    Created by French designer Anthony Tournadre, this typography inspired 2014 calendar design is a brilliant example of symbolism and colour creativity. We adore the use of recycled paper, as well as the gorgeous juxtaposition of the symbols and type. The colours perfectly compliment each other, making for a brilliant execution.

    08. Studio Armadillo

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    Each page of this calendar design features a commissioned illustration

    This calendar design from Studio Armadillo comes hot off the heels of their successful 2013 offering and celebrates their second birthday. Featuring commissioned illustrations from a whole host of designers, you'll get plenty of inspiration from every page.

    09. Silly holidays

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    A calendar design packed full of silly holidays

    Something fun to enjoy for all of 2014, this set of 12 digitally printed 4x6 postcards all come with hand-crafted lettering and illustration. One for each month with a silly (but totally real) holiday including 'Dress Up Your Pet Day', 'Ice Cream for Breakfast Day' and 'International Fanny Pack Day'. The calendar is available over on Etsy.

    10. Natural calendar

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    This calendar design comes in either a large print or postcards

    Designed by Taiwan based designer Ainorwei Lin, this calendar design celebrates the colourful simplicity of icon design. As each icon design focuses on the weather aspects of each month, the calendar is available both as a large print and as a set of postcards.

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