Inspiration & Illustration

Inspired by our bestselling Today Is Going to Be a Great Day! Calendar (now available in Poster, Mini, and Page-A-Day formats), we have launched a brand-new line of illustrated calendars that showcase the work of some of today’s most talented artists.

Our new Page-A-Month Desk Easel™ Calendars combine vibrant art with an ingeniously designed easel. It wouldn’t be a Workman calendar without a celebration of beloved pets, and Illustrated Cat and Illustrated Dog kick off the series with a with a dozen irresistible watercolor portraits by Deidre Wicks on the front, and roomy grids on the reverse side for all the month’s appointments, activities, and important days. From 1canoe2, the letterpress company beloved for its stationery products, comes Illustrated Flower with 12 hand-drawn floral illustrations to brighten any desktop and Illustrated Pieces & Patterns features abstract patterns also from 1canoe2 that pop with color—perfect for so many art lovers, from graphic designers to quilters looking for an inspiring new pattern.  Illustrated Succulent offers a different succulent every month and features the art of Zoë Ingram. Motivational quotes meet inspired typography in Illustrated Words of Wisdom by Mary Kate McDevitt,

Hand-drawn and lettered by illustrator Mary Kate McDevitt, the Work It! 17-Month Desk Jotter is an exciting new take on the padded desk blotter with fun pick-me-ups, monthly mood indicators, interoffice coupons, and plenty of space for writing. Also from Mary Kate McDevitt, Freshly Brewed Coffee Mini Calendar serves up a dozen beautifully hand-lettered images that pay tribute to the beloved beverage and the magic it works on the soul. Kitchen Happiness introduces a chic and trendy calendar for cooks and fans of Scandinavian and midcentury modern design. Graphic designer Jan Skácelík’s work features bold lines, bright cheerful colors, and playful sayings. Each month’s spread includes cooking and entertaining tips, useful conversions, and even classic cocktail recipes. 

Keep your family stylishly organized week by week with The Kitchen Companion Page-A-Week® Calendar, designed for the fridge but also a great fit for the wall or desk. Each week’s tear-off spread provides room for appointments, reminders, and notes; a perforated market list; plus handy kitchen tips for better cooking and kitchen organizing, making this a must for anyone whose kitchen is the main hub of the home. The interactive Kid’s Awesome Activity Calendar incorporates coloring, a magnetic rewards chart, fun things to do, and 300 stickers!

Other noteworthy additions to the program include the delightfully fresh Illustrated Bible Verses, The Just Type Weekly Engagement Calendar (also available as a Wall calendar), and See America!, which revives the legacy of the New Deal art projects and is perfectly timed with the centennial of the National Park Service.

Calendars that inspire, provide comfort, and get each day off to the best possible start. For busy women (For Women Who Do Too Much). For the spiritual seekers (Illustrated Bible Verses, A Prayer for Every Day, 365 Bible Verses-A-Year, and Zen), and anyone who could use a daily boost (Keep Calm and Carry On, offered as a Page-A-Day and Wall formats).