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2012 Calendars

Twelve calendars for the twelve months of 2012

by CH Editors in Design on 15 December 2011

The time has come to track another year's course. Some predict this may be the last, so make it a good one with a standout calendar that speaks to your personal vibes. Below are 12 calendars we think would make a great addition to your 2012.

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The 12 Months of Apocalypse

If the world ends on 21st December 2012, hopefully this calendar will be on your wall as it all goes down. The 12 Months of Apocalypse is inspired by the Mayan calendar, and is filled with "an encrypted blossom of threats and perils" that is as striking as its message intends. Moon In June for $25.

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Tea Towel Calendar D.I.Y. Embroidery Kit

Make 2012 the year you get in touch with your domestic side with this rustic, make-it-yourself calendar that doubles as a tea towel. The ready-to-go pattern turns the year's numerals into a floral pattern, and you can check your dates while washing up. Designed by graphic designer who is as passionate about screen printing as she is embroidery, this quirky edition sells from Curious Doodles for $32.

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366 Days // 366 Drawings

Connecticut-based artist and designer Matt Hunsberger diligently drew every date of 2012, for a delightfully informative collage of the months to come. An advanced digital dry ink method makes it as vibrant as it is fun. Pick it up from Society6 for $40.

Screen Printed Infographic Calendar

Philadelphia-based graphic designer Rachel Cannon turned the year into a sleek infographic that packs a serious design punch. The striking design sells from Little Madame Jam for $15.

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Leica M-Calendar

A celebration of Leica's M-system, the M-calendar displays contains six monochrome and six color images by Magnum photography greats, including Paul Fusco, Elliott Erwitt, Alex Majoli and more. Limited to just 500, the calendar sells from Leica and select dealers for €45.

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Astrology Wall Calendar

This oversized calendar offers a subtle slice of the night sky on an understated midnight-black backdrop. Each month's page is sprinkled with the corresponding constellations for that time for an effect that's both minimalist and nicely romantic. Get it from Prismatic Print Shop for $14.

Gregor Scarf Calendar

With a Zen-like take on the impermanence of life, Patrick Frey's brilliant hand-knit calendar comes with a loose thread at the end that unravels day by day. Wrapped as a continuous scroll, hang this beautifully-designed piece on the wall and watch time slip away. Pick it up from Charles & Marie for €58.

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Cycle EXIF Custom Bicycle Calendar

As well-designed as the bikes featured on the popular site Cycle EXIF, the Custom Bicycle Calendar features a host of glossy two-wheelers that are sure to please any bike enthusiast. The calendar sells from Mag Cloud for $15.

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Boo The Dog

Dubbed "the world's cutest dog," Boo is 2011's canine breakout star. With looks so adorable it borders unreal, this calendar will definitely brighten up any wall and is sure to provoke slightly ridiculous dog-inspired conversations. Boo the calendar sells online for $15.

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Time Cube

Designed by Dutch artist Renè Knip, the clever Time Cube calendar turns a series of 366 colorful press cuts into a work of art. The limited edition desktop calendar sells from Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz for €50.

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Indigo Bunting

Art director Erin Jang's annual calendar is always a winsome display of playful simplicity. For 2012, Jang printed a set of 12 illustrations on high-quality, heavy recycled stock, perfect for framing together or hanging individually. The limited edition calendar sells from her Indigo Bunting shop for $30.

Bread and Puppet

Founder of Vermont's subversive Bread and Puppet theater organization, Peter Schumann's woodcut designs will remind viewers year round that "change can happen on your domestic front" if you pay attention to the times. The expressive calendar sells from Kiosk for $24.

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