Archive | August, 2010

Rolling Stone Magazine 2011 Calendar

Little known factoid of the day: Did you know has a YouTube channel? We’ve been doing product reviews so that we can help show you some of the insides of many calendars.

Check out this video review below of the Rolling Stone Classic 2011 Wall Calendar.

Best part about this calendar? It comes with a free 12 month subscription to Rolling Stone magazine–a newsstand retail value of $4.99 per issue! There is a subscription card insert to fill out and mail.

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Mark Podwal’s “A Sweet Year” in the Huffington Post



Houston Chronicle’s very own Menachem Wecker interviewed Mark Podwal for a very informative article in the Huffington Post. and Calendar Club worked alongside Mark Podwal to publish his Sweet Year 2011 Wall Calendar. We are very proud of the impact his art has in the Jewish community.

Snippet of the article:

Do you see a logical or thematic progression in the works beyond the chronology of the calendar?

The only progression includes works with flowers for the spring months. I’m curious if you noticed a progression. Sometimes the observer has something interesting to point out that may have been unconsciously included by me. Cynthia Ozick once offered me a fascinating interpretation of one of my drawings for Elie Wiesel’s book on the golem legend.

Read the entire article here.

Buy A Sweet Year 2011 Wall Calendar

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia

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Meet An Artist: Eunmee Sanatar


I’ve been excited about this post for a long time coming. Eunmee Sanatar is one of the many great minds at Orange Circle Studios. They have a up to date looking website, and their calendars are just as good. Make sure to click some of the links below to see some of her work.

What is your position at Orange Circle Studios?

I’m a Senior Art Director. I create my own designs as well as work with other talented illustrators.

What is something you are proud of accomplishing in the last 2  years?

Establishing a new calendar company with very good friends has definitely been the highlight of the last two years. It’s a dream come true!

Which calendars that you have designed?

Bold Blossoms Do-it-All Calendar; Bold Blossoms Engagement Planner; Bold Blossoms Organizing Essentials Calendar; Essence of Asia Pockets Plus Calendar; Birds and Flowers Pocket Plus Calendar; Geometric Groove Organizing Essentials Calendar; Geometric Groove Monthly Weekly Calendar; Mom’s 24/7 Monthly Weekly Calendar; Eat Well! Monthly Weekly Calendar

Can you tell me about the most popular one?


Our Bold Blossoms design has really taken off, and because it’s on several different formats, it seems to be the customer favorite so far. The Bold Blossoms Engagement Planner is doing especially well.

What was your inspiration for those designs?

I took a trip to an arboretum in our area (Irvine, CA) and I saw bunches of bold flowers in wonderful colors. They were so beautiful! They were a definite inspiration for the calendars I was working on at the time.

Who are some of your artistic influences?

Any artist who is creative, and creates art to give joy, smiles, and laughter to those who admire their art. Some stand-out favorites are Paul Klee and Joan Miro.  Their art is playful, and their use of color is really wonderful.

What do you design outside of your job?

I love to design invitations for parties and events for my kids Joshua and Kaia.

What is your design software of choice?

Adobe  Illustrator and Photoshop

Ninjas or Pirates?

Umm..I do like Pirates of the Caribbean, so I’ll go with Pirates!

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Brief History of the Playing Card

739170_59571103 Nick Patrick recently posted an article briefly touching on the history of the playing card, and where the various different types come from:

“The precursor to today’s 52-card Anglo-American deck (standardized only recently) came to Europe from Egypt in the 14th century. Those Egyptian decks had four “suits” (sticks, coins, swords, and cups), with ten “spot” cards (whose values were determined by the number of  symbols, or “pips,” on each card) and three “court” or “face” cards in each suit.”

Read more from Nick here.

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Paula Deen – Best Dishes 2011 Wall Calendar

Click to visit the product page for Paula Deen’s 2011 Wall Calendar

Product description:

“Savannah’s own queen of cuisine serves up tasty tips and melt-in-your-mouth recipes in this beautiful 2011 wall calendar. This calendar features a dozen of Paula’s favorite recipes with full-color photos.”


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Ansel Adams Proofs Worth $200 Million

Rick Norsigian purchased 65 photo-negatives from a garage sale 10 years ago at the quaint price of $75. Today, those same prints are worth over $200 million. So what’s so special about those negatives? Answer: They were created by Ansel Adams, possibly the most prolific photographers the camera has ever been held by.

Ansel Adams & Camera

These “lost” negatives were thought to have been lost in the 1937 darkroom fire that destroyed over 5,000 plates of his work.

In an interview with CNN, Richard Alt, a photography expert said:

“It is my belief that he brought these negatives with him for teaching purposes and to show students how to not let their negatives be engulfed in a fire,”… “I think this clearly explains the range of work in these negatives, from very early pictorialist boat pictures, to images not as successful, to images of the highest level of his work during this time period.”

Side note: With the sheer amount of calendars ranging from dogs doing yoga, to top-of-their-field artists, I find it personally fun to know we have a calendar for almost every celebrity or artist news article. I find myself saying, “we have a calendar of him/her” very often.


Ansel Adams 2011 Deluxe Wall Calendar


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