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Design Porn: Our Favorite 2011 Calendars

With less than a week left in 2010, it’s time to start focusing on the coming year. And we don’t know about you, but for us that means picking out a new calendar — something that will help set the tone for 2011. Whether you usually opt for something that’s silly and entertaining or inspiring and beautiful, we’ve rounded up 15 worthy contenders after the jump.


Features original drawings of Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and more. Songwriters Calendar by The Wild Unknown, $30


Each day of the year features a different Pantone color swatch. 2011 Pantone Calendar, $50


A fine art calendar of men and their moustaches. Most Wanted: The Moustache Calendar, $15


A new font everyday with background information on the designers and sources. Typodarium 2011, €17


Cats in designer duds. The United Bamboo 2011 Cat Calendar, $50


Essential survival knowledge, extreme scenarios, and profiles of famous survivors. The Worst-Case Scenario 2011 Daily Survival Calendar, $20


A calendar featuring portraits of famous people. 2011 Calendar of Famous People I Like by Matt Hunsberger, $26


Each month features a different Eames chair. 2011 Chair Calendar, $20


A calendar of hand drawn geometric illustrations. 2011 Geometric Desk Calendar by Pawling, $18


A wall calendar that doubles as art. 2011 Wall Calendar by The Must Stash, $16


A large calendar made from 2011 keyboard keys, funded by Kickstarter. 2011 Typographic Wall Calendar by Harald Geisler, $35


A calendar that doubles as a canvas for inspiring wanderlust. 2011 Travel Adventure Calendar, $20


Embossed hash marks represent the days detainees have spent at Guantánamo Bay. The Imprisoned Calendar by Jason Dean of The Best Part, $50


365 blank emoticons allow you to fill in how each day of your year was. Life Calendar by Brigada Creative, €10


Each month is a game of connect the dots that reveals a famous landmark. The Dot to Date Calendar, €12

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