Design Porn: Calendars for a New Decade

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Welcome to the latest edition of Design Porn, Flavorpill’s regular roundup of all things drool-worthy. We know, we know: you’ve already got your Gmail calendar synced up to your iPhone and Foursquare and the office’s shared calendar and maybe even your ex’s electronic daybook. But sometimes life is about the tactile things, like jotting down January’s dentist appointment in a letterpressed docket. Take a peek at the agendas we’ll be using to cross off the days in 2010 — and let us know if we’ve missed any cool ones in the comments.

The limited-edition release of a calendar featuring artists on bicycles ($45 at the Swiss Institute) includes our poster boy Ryan McGinley, plus Phillip Lorca-diCorcia, David Byrne, and Cindy Sherman.

Some intrepid RISD students have combined ironic facial hair with a beefcake calendar in this $15 edition.

All you need to know about this one is (a) bubble wrap and (b) Helvetica Neue font.

At the moment, this brilliant Wusthof tear-off calendar exists only in ad form, but we’re sure it’s only a matter of time.

Just the scheduler for font nerds; this little guy from Post Typography features 12 original illustrations themed for 2010.

“Six designers, three Asian restaurants, twelve crumpled fortunes, twenty-four crossed fingers” = second annual fortune cookie calendar by redblackbrown.

Classic mode: the iconic Pentagram calendar is back for 2010, and this time around features 12 fonts exclusively available through web vendor Veer. (“Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Cavetto; New Year’s Eve belongs to Alejandro Paul’s swashy Compendium.”)

Berlin-based designer Sara Krines gets conceptual with this arty ledger layout, which plots the 12 months and 7 days of the week in an entirely new form.

Fedrigoni makes a Post-It style day calendar with multicolor pages and stand-up numbers.

Let’s call it the Facebook effect: instead of plotting out to-do lists, this set of tiny day planners simply asks for a status update.

And for the truly daring, may we recommend laser etching a calendar into your, ahem, thumbnails.