Evermade’s clever 2021 planner previews the entire year ahead, all on one A1 page, printed on 170gsm matte paper. The months are positioned in columns with the corresponding days falling in line below. Using the studio’s 70 included stamps, one can mark good (and bad) days, appointments, birthdays, trips and more. Additional stamps are available as needed. Price is in Pounds.
Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar raises money for individuals currently incarcerated in maximum-security prisons. This year marks the 20th iteration of the calendar, and its theme is “a generation of support through the bars.” Art and words have been provided by Grae Rosa, Herman Bell, Veronza Bowers, David Campbell, Saima Desai, Damon Locks, Tom Manning, Nidal el-Khairy, David Gilbert, Gord Hill (aka Zig Zag), Eric King, Jaan Laaman, Paul Lacombe, Joy Powell, Richard Rivera, Laura Whitehorn, Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg, Xinachtli and others. Proceeds from the sale of the 32-page, full-color calendar will benefit organizations including Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association (Palestine), Release Aging People in Prison, Civil Liberties Defense Center and the Rosenburg Fund for Children.
Film magazine Little White Lies takes their passion for the silver screen off the printed page and into puzzle form with Inside the Chocolate Factory. The 1000-piece jigsaw brings Willy Wonka’s candy-coated vision to your living room as you put together the chocolate fountains, lick-able wallpaper and cast of characters that made this story one of the all-time greats.
Made in England, Smythson’s 2021 week-to-view Sporting Agenda comes wrapped in crossgrain lambskin leather. The pocket-sized accessory, measuring nine by 14cm, includes one slip pocket for stowing tickets or passes. As with other stationary items from the luxuriant brand, the pages are premium—in this instance they’re gilt-edged, pale blue Featherweight paper.
London-based artist Olivia M Healy’s bold and colorful art adorns the pages of this calendar, printed on Demimattt 170gsm paper. Exploring themes of mindfulness, sexuality, gender identity, a little mysticism and more, the illustrations within this calendar (which measures 21 by 42cm) will inspire a bit of magic in your 2021. Price is in Pounds.
From Ana Miminoshvili (freelance illustrator and designer from Tbilisi, Georgia) comes a dark and delightfully creepy calendar filled with artwork from her Blooming Eyes series. Blending geometric shapes with organic ones, and mystical elements with humor, Miminoshvili creates a unique and alluring style. Printed in full-color on 170gsm white paper, this calendar is available in two sizes.
Tom of Finland’s playful, erotic and celebratory illustrations of handsome gentlemen grace the pages of this 2021 calendar. Whether dressed as cowboys, clad in leather or entirely naked, each character exudes self-assurance and sensuality, and the scenes range from suggestive to salacious.
Produced at the Lower East Side’s Lucky Risograph, artist Ronald Wimberly’s signed “Greetings from BKLYN” print portrays the power of Black Lives Matter protests and incorporates the names of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Eric Garner and many other victims of police violence. Proceeds from the print’s sale go to Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative, a black trans- and queer-led organization aiming to foster community safety. The striking four-color artwork, which measures 7.5 by 11 inches, is printed on warm white 80lb cover vellum paper.
From Nuts! fanzine and Rock’n’Roll Forever creator Ben Trogdon comes a 2021 calendar filled with his 35mm film photos. Designed in the same style as Trogdon’s Tattoo Punk, the calendar’s aesthetic is brimming with DIY flair.
Released as a signed and numbered edition of 50, artist Liana Jeger’s lovely Lazy Old Moon screen print sets a cosmic crescent above wildflowers she was on a hike in Southern California. Chicago’s Salty Broad Press printed the 18 by 24-inch work in two colors (that give the illusion of more)—black and “split fountain pink to green.” It’s an artwork that captures a moment of peace and quiet among thistles, evening primrose and more.
From Small Spells (run by Rachel Howe) comes a mystical but playful calendar featuring Howe’s delightful hand-drawn illustrations. With pertinent information like when a new moon is in Aquarius, the calendar is full of esoteric and astrological dates that will help you prepare for the coming days, weeks and months. LA-based Howe also offers (currently virtual) astrological and tarot readings, as well as workshops and—once pandemic restrictions are lifted—reiki treatment. The physical version of the calendar has sold out, but PDF downloads are available.
Studio Unto’s unique set of crayons allows artists of all ages to reproduce the vivid color-scapes of our natural world. As though “you picked up a piece of mineral and started coloring,” each crayon resembles a rock, with swirling, layered and speckled colors. Drawing with them produces multi-colored lines with texture and inconsistencies that add to the allure. Because each piece is made by hand, the finish of the four included in each box may differ.
Designed by Massimo Vignelli in the ’60s, the Stendig Wall Calendar remains timeless. Combining Helvetica with a classic grid format on alternating black-on-white and white-on-black pages, it measures a substantial three by four feet. It’s printed on high-quality, 160gsm paper, making the leftover pages perfect for reuse as wrapping paper.
Future Retrieval—the collaborative project of artists Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker—contribute their limited edition print “Mycology Monday” to Fort Makers’ Dreamscapes sale. Half of the proceeds from sales will be donated to Henry Street Settlement Food Access Initiative, an emergency home delivery food pantry organized by Henry Street Settlement and Vision Urbana, which provides essential groceries for those facing food insecurity. The delightful fungi-focused artwork (available in an edition of 30) has been screen-printed on 290gsm coventry rag and measures 20 by 16 inches. Take a look online at all the other artworks available in the Dreamscapes project.
With all proceeds benefitting the Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW) in LA, Making Art During Fascism by Beth Pickens is part zine and part activity book. Designed and riso printed by WCCW, the 24-page publication is just one of many works available from the community- and creativity-driven hub.
American artist John O’Hara now offers custom versions of his Vinyl series through Forsyth—the gallery he founded with Maggie and Annie Genovese. O’Hara will adorn a piece with your favorite song or album name, along with the name of the artist. Select anything—be it a classic ballad or an obscure house track. Orders typically take several weeks to make and ship, but a “Rock-n-Roll Option” (for $150) ensures speedy delivery. Forsyth will reach out to field custom requests after purchase.