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November 20, 2011 4:43 PM   Subscribe

Help me pick the best calendar for my office Yankee Swap!

This year's theme for the holiday swap is 2012 calendars. I want mine to be the one everyone wants to take home. Funny, funky, beautiful, or otherwise interesting. Not one that you can find at the calendar store that pops up at the mall this time of year. I'd prefer a wall calendar, but am willing to consider other formats. Weird looking animals, clever puzzles, amazing places....what can you suggest?
posted by Sukey Says to Shopping (17 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
This one has been around for awhile but it's one of my favorites.
posted by cabingirl at 4:48 PM on November 20, 2011 [1 favorite]

Despair's Demotivator calendar (the pre-printed one).
posted by flex at 5:23 PM on November 20, 2011 [2 favorites]

I am always a fan of the Mütter Museum calendar.
posted by peagood at 5:25 PM on November 20, 2011 [2 favorites]

Oh! And, I've taken a linocutting class with this artist, Katie Muth, and I quite like her calendars too.

But I just realized my favourite calendar that I USE is my Art School Girl Perpetual Calendar.
posted by peagood at 5:29 PM on November 20, 2011

Check out this recent thread on weird wall calendars for ideas.
posted by msbubbaclees at 5:40 PM on November 20, 2011

Play With Your Food calendars:

Sea Food 2012 (vegetables & fruits made into sea life)
Baby Food 2012 (veg & fruit made into baby animals)

(that's all I could find, but there may be more!)
posted by pupstocks at 5:46 PM on November 20, 2011

Just a caveat to peagood's suggestion; I gave the Mütter Museum calendar to two work colleagues one year and while one loved it, the other one said that it gave her nightmares! (This was back in 2000. Maybe that edition was particularly unsettling).
posted by kaybdc at 5:47 PM on November 20, 2011

You'll also find unique 2012 calendars on Etsy. Many are one of a kind!
posted by pupstocks at 5:48 PM on November 20, 2011

Marked as best answer because I thought I had seen such a thread, but it didn't show up on my search before I posted the question. Thanks for all the answers, however.
posted by Sukey Says at 5:57 PM on November 20, 2011

Krank Press makes a really nice series of letterpress seasonal produce calendars. They're perpetual for use year after year, and there are different ones for different regions of the US.
posted by illenion at 5:59 PM on November 20, 2011

Heavy equipment calendar. I got someone one once that was a calendar of implosions/demolition. V. cool, though I'm not finding it easily.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 6:56 PM on November 20, 2011

Cabinet Magazine offers the 2012 Last Calendar, with nothing but the dates of predicted apocalypses. It only goes up to December 21.
posted by troika at 7:06 PM on November 20, 2011

The ever amusing Goats in Trees Calendar!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 7:44 PM on November 20, 2011

Cute Overload
posted by quodlibet at 8:36 PM on November 20, 2011

I just got this one. It's kind of weird and pretty although what really sold me was the raccoon astronomer.
posted by troublewithwolves at 9:21 AM on November 21, 2011

toilets of the world (I checked it out, just clean toilets nothing gross.)
posted by vespabelle at 11:54 AM on November 21, 2011

Every year, I get the Ferret Frenzy calendar for work. I don't like ferrets, but I just can't stop buying this one...
posted by pyjammy at 11:54 AM on November 21, 2011

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