After 2020, you might wonder why anyone needs a calendar since time pretty much meant nothing last year. But with a vaccine in sight and a new year, maybe getting back to being organized and accountable for our daily duties is a good thing? I don’t know about you but I’m craving some bit of normalcy and knowing what day of the week it is might be a good start. If you’re in the same mindset, take a look at these 2021 calendars for inspiration, and if you’re still worried about another strange year, I’ve even included perpetual calendars at the end. Here’s to a better year!
Project 365 – 2021 Calendar by Lunes \ £6.99
Instead of following a typical calendar layout of months or weeks, Lunes breaks 2021 down to the days of the year in hopes of throwing out feelings like dreading Mondays.
Vertical Calendar by Nack Studio \ $34.99
Spanning 8″ wide and 24″ tall, this calendar shows time in a comfortable, linear way with a clean, minimalist layout in black and grey.
HueCalendar2021 by bello \ €24,90
The HueCalendar will no doubt brighten up any dull space with its design that features 365 colors and 365 fonts for each of the 365 days. It even comes in five different colorways so you can pick whichever palette your eyes gravitate towards.
2021 Calendar: The Mini by RISOTTO \ £9
This colorful mini calendar features vibrant fluorescent colors and graphic patterns for each month of the year.
2021 Bungalow Wall Calendar by bungalow kreativbüro \ $20
Individual, abstract shapes in a pretty lilac color become the background for this interactive calendar. As the days pass, you draw a line through the numbers and at the end of the year, a message will appear when all of the days are connected.
2021 Wall Calendar by Panagram \ $29.50
Available in this sun washed Terracotta color or white, this year-at-a-glance calendar is designed to be beautiful and functional with enough space each day to record those important events. Bonus: It fits in a standard 36″ x 24″ (91×61 cm) IKEA frame
2021 Art Wall Calendar by DOZI \ $27
DOZI is back with a new 8″ x 12″ wall calendar with each month featuring new, minimalist modern shapes in a striking palette of muted colors.
Mini Slowdown Studio 2021 Calendar \ £15.50
Slowdown Studio made a mini 5″ x 8-1/3″ calendar with the artwork of the 2020 Slowdown Art Camp winners from around the globe.
Today – 2021 Daily Calendar by Matthew Hoffman of You Are Beautiful \ $36.50
For each day of 2021, you get to tear off a sheet that offers a daily affirmation, from aspirational to humorous. This year’s edition features phrases that begin with “you are”, to help you get started with your day.
Vinçon Wall Calendar 2020 by Octàgon Design \ €28
A minimal calendar that removes all extraneous details leaving behind only black and red numbers on white paper for a classic look.
Typodarium 2021 \ €19,80
A calendar favorite worldwide, the Typodarium desk calendar delivers fresh fonts each day of the year in 12 cheerful colors.
KAL 2021 \ $36
Perfect for those leaning towards minimalism, this wall calendar includes six double-sided calendar months and a metal base for easy hanging and switching to a new month.
2021 Vertical Year Planner by Crispin Finn \ £20
Each year, Finn designs a new wall calendar featuring his signature red and blue ink on a white background. The year planner is printed on 135gsm Revive 100% recycled paper with an easy-to-read grid that’s practical to use.
365 Gradient Calendar by Henry Drago \ $20
With no dates printed on each of its 365 sheets, the Gradient Calendar can be used any year while enjoying the colors transitioning over time. Use the backsides as notepaper or get crafty and make something with the gradient of colors.
A4 in Midnight, A5 in Blue and A6 in Red Monthly Planners by Poketo \ from $8
Available in three sizes, these simple planners include an open-dated, streamlined grid layout that gives a fresh start each month.
TAIT Perpetual Calendar by Mayday Press \ $45
Inspired by vintage wheel charts (volvelles), this hanging calendar is hand screen-printed in one of three colors (red, black or white) on 140lb French Paper with three circles that rotate to display the month, date and day of the week.
Perpetual Block Calendar by Poketo \ $68
A cool design year after year, this desk calendar is made of frosted acrylic blocks with concentric numbers and months displayed in clean blue lines and arcs that are changeable each day.