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Calendars

2014 Calendar Collection

Yes I know I’m late. To publish a calendar collection in March sounds crazy… really sorry but don’t have too much time… kids, work, duties… again all about time. Anyway hope you enjoy it!.

As usual, spanish and english version with white and black backgrounds. Click to get a high resolution version!.


2014 Crisis Calendar (fixed)

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My latest calendar design, Crisis Calendar, a calendar of time we live in.

Despite its appearance it’s a perfectly functional calendar. If you need some clues of how it works I could tell you months are columns and the first day of week is Monday.

With this design I want to emphasize not only its simplicity, there is no indication of the day number, or the month, or even the year we are in, but also its symbolic using simple scratches on wall as unique element of representation… like the count of someone trapped somewhere.

Not a easy read calendar, it is almost hidden, in the sight of all but somehow occult… it will be our secret.

Hopefully it will be some kind of countdown to this crisis don’t want to leave us.

Dedicated to Eduardo Blanco… the RevitMan! Hey guy you’ll love this one!!

There is also a white background version.

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2013 Creative Calendar Collection

I’m back again with my CrazyButNotBoring calendars. This year I’m posting all together, both English and Spanish version. At the end of the post you can find links to pdf, vector version, of all these calendars so you can print as big as you want. My suggestion is the bigger the best!.

Almost all of them are the same last year but I’m starting with a new one, the Sun calendar, a variation of my grass calendar.

Sun Calendar English w/b versions

JO-D-121202-SunCalendar-ENG-BLK

 

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Sun Calendar Spanish  w/b versions

JO-D-121202-SunCalendar-ESP-BLK

 

JO-D-121202-SunCalendar-ESP-WHT

Spiral Calendar English w/b versions

JO-D-121202-CalendarioEspiral-ENG-BLK

 

JO-D-121202-CalendarioEspiral-ENG-WHT

Spiral Calendar Spanish  w/b versions

JO-D-121202-CalendarioEspiral-ESP-BLK

 

JO-D-121202-CalendarioEspiral-ESP-WHT

Binary Calendar w/b versions (no language here!)

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JO-D-121202-CalendarioBinario-WHT

Fractal Calendar English

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Fractal Calendar Spanish

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Grass Calendar English w/b versions

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Grass Calendar Spanish  w/b versions

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Pdf Files:

JO-D-121202-SunCalendar-ESP-WHT
JO-D-121202-SunCalendar-ESP-BLK
JO-D-121202-SunCalendar-ENG-WHT
JO-D-121202-SunCalendar-ENG-BLK
JO-D-121202-GrassCalendar-ing-white
JO-D-121202-GrassCalendar-ing-black
JO-D-121202-GrassCalendar-esp-white
JO-D-121202-GrassCalendar-esp-black
JO-D-121202-CalendarioEspiral-ESP-WHT
JO-D-121202-CalendarioEspiral-ESP-BLK
JO-D-121202-CalendarioEspiral-ENG-WHT
JO-D-121202-CalendarioEspiral-ENG-BLK
JO-D-121202-CalendarioBinario-WHT
JO-D-121202-CalendarioBinario-BLK

I’m working in new set of ‘vertical calendars’, in a similar style of 2012 Matrix Calendar (hope you remember), but I’m really running out of free time for this…

That’s all, I wish you the best in this challenging 2013!. Work hard, be creative… and size the day!


2012 Matrix Calendar

 

It’s a calendar based in Matrix effect. I did it using the nice Matrix Code NFI and Miltown2 fonts. I know it looks a little bit crazy, but believe me it’s a fully working calendar.

You only need to know two basic rules: each column represents a month and each week look like a colour gradient, starting on Monday (the darker). Despite of the characters, they all are random. Each week also has it’s own alpha level, it helps reading and also mimic the Matrix effect.

I was developing code for my “Crisis Calendar” (the simplest calendar ever) when I noticed that my draft files were really close to something similar to the unforgettable Matrix code screen . I spend a little time adapting it so I’m not sure if I will have time enough to  finish my other calendar ideas before the end of year.

Download PDF, vector based, 2012 Matrix Calendar.

Merry Christmas!


2012 Fractal Calendar

In this calendar you can find years from 2012 to 2042 (30 years!), that’s the reason why I called it fractal, but the true is that it isn’t fractal at all so please don’t blame me!.

Download Vector PDF:

2012 English Fractal Calendar
2012 Spanish Fractal Calendar


2012 Grass Calendar

An updated version of my generative grass calendar.

Download pdf:
English, White Background: JO-D-111120-GrassCalendar-ing-white
English, Black Background: JO-D-111120-GrassCalendar-ing-black

Spanish, White Background: JO-D-111120-GrassCalendar-esp-white
Spanish, Black Background: JO-D-111120-GrassCalendar-esp-black

Black background sample.

 


2012 Binary Calendar

No language… that’s the nice thing of binary World!.

2012 Binary Calendar Black. See JPG. Download PDF.
2012 Binary Calendar White. See JPG. Download PDF.


Spiral Calendar 2012

And talking about dates I think it’s time to start posting my 2012 creative calendars. I have new ideas and hope to have time to create a few new ones. In the meantime I’m going to update some of my favourites to current year. Also I’m going to share with you again my pdf vector files of all these calendars. Remember it’s free only for personal use.

English Spiral Calendar White. See JPG. Download PDF.
English Spiral Calendar Black. See JPG. Download PDF.

Spanish Spiral Calendar White. See JPG. Download PDF.
Spanish Spiral Calendar Black. See JPG. Download PDF.


2011 Binary Calendar

Here we go with the updated version of my creative Binary Calendar. The nice thing of this calendar is that we don’t need different language version and I didn’t take care of the text orientation… the only problem is that you must know how to read a binary number.

Not a big deal for true geeks!.

White background version.


2011 Spiral Calendar

Another Generative Calendar, this time based in the spiral shape.

You can find here the english and the spanish version in hi-res. You can also support this site by buying a printed version.

Same english and spanish version with white background.

Contact me if you want a personalized version of this calendar with your colors or language.


2011 Grass Calendar

It’s time to talk again about calendar design. I hate the conventional calendar and I really think that a calendar must be useful but beautiful at the same time.

This one is based in a grass grow pattern. Each branch represents a month.

The nice thing of this calendar is his generative behavior… I can have an ‘infinite’ variations of the same calendar because each time I click another random version come out with different colors and branch movement. So if you run a business and want to give an unique calendar to each one of your clients it could be a good choice. You know, contact me!.

You can find here English and Spanish versions. If you want another language please post it here or send me an email.

There is also a new white background version.

I will come back with the rest of my creative calendars… and with new ones.


2010 Binary Calendar

Download 2010-BinaryCalendar.pdf

Well, this is the last of the series. Only for true geeks, who are able to read binary.

It was easier to define because the zeros and ones can be read from any angle. Also there is no lenguaje version, just binary numbers. The random colors represent months, days a week and tens.

The only difficulty was to modify a font to make the zero and one as simple as possible.

I think this obsession with calendars is somehow an attempt to avert the 2010. Now 2010 is so close that I think  is time to move on to other things.

As a bonus there you have a mix version between binary and spiral.

Download 2010-SpiralBinaryCalendar.pdf


2010 Grass Calendar

Another generative calendar. This one is based in a grass grow pattern.

I am getting bored (so do you?), so this may be my last 2010 calendar… perhaps I will make one more… if I have enough time.

Download GrassCalendar-ENG.pdf (English Version)458kB.
Download GrassCalendar-ESP.pdf (Spanish Version)458kB.


2010 Tree Calendar

A totally useless calendar… but not boring.

The random branches generates a month division, so each month have a large numbers of ways to get to the end… as life itself.

I think it’s too much complex and has to be printed in big sizes to be really useful. But, if you like it you are free to download.

Download PDF  TreeCalendar-ENG (English Version) 16MB.
Download PDF  TreeCalendar-ESP (Spanish Version) 16MB.


2010 Spiral Calendar

Another calendar design for 2010… as I promised.

This one may be more useful, but I will come back soon with the really crazy ones.

I removed daylight information because it is too local. But If you really need it send me an email with your location and we will see.

Free for non commercial use.

Download 2010 Spiral Calendar PDF (English version) 290kB.
Download 2010 Spiral Calendar PDF (Spanish version) 290kB.


2010 Fractal Calendar

Another processing experiment. This time I coded a generative calendar where the days follow an espiral shape. Each rotation represent a year.

Well there is a big lie in the post title. This calendar is not fractal, but you can see a lot of years if you zoom. So, in some way it looks like a fractal.

The moon phase and the 24h daylight clock are suitable for Madrid (Spain). The colors are randomly taken from a palette. One color for each week or month. I added some depth by turning the colors darker in each step.

Probably I will post two or three calendar designs before the end of 2009. I researched a lot and now I have enough tools and ideas for more versions.

As usual, the bigger you print the better it looks.

Download 2010 Fractal Calendar (English version). 580kB.
Download 2010 Fractal Calendar (Spanish version). 580kB.