It’s the digital age, and printed calendars are missing from most walls. If they are there, they’re there for the pictures, not to fight it out with Siri or compete with our Google calendar. No longer an item of practicality, the calendar has grown ever stronger in its aesthetic value. Collectable, enjoyable, a rival for fashion editorials and artworks alike, the calendar can be so much more than a measure of time.
As we tick over to 2012 and start a new year, we don’t feel compelled to choose between one physical calendar or another – in the digital age, we can enjoy them all. After the break, you’ll find 5 fashionable calendars of 2012 for your viewing pleasure.
In no particular order, you can find our five picks below. Click on the images to visit the full galleries of each calendar.
It’s the calendar with the most fanfare; the calendar all other calendars dream about. 2012′s offering, shot by Mario Sorrenti has the unwavering mix of big name models, bare skin and exotic locales.
View the full 2012 Pirelli Calendar here.
The inaugural issue of an annual calendar promising big things. Beautifully photographed by 12 different photographers, and sensual in a way that’s wholly different to that of Pirelli, Style Calendar is beautiful viewing.
View the full 2012 Style Calendar here.
Dubai-based fashion brand Splash brings a richly coloured, sci-fi themed calendar photographed by Tejal Patni into the mix.
View the full Splash 2012 calendar here.
2012′s Harper’s Bazaar calendar is black and white and sensual all over – minus the nudity. Shot by photographer Nico, it’s simple but effective in its concept and styling.
View the full Harper’s Bazaar Espana calendar here.
12 ways for the world to end. It seems a rather morbid theme for a new year, but in this calendar, Milla Jovovich is both the bringer of doom and the celebrant of life – drink always in hand. This one makes the list not in spite of, but for it’s unusual (and clever) theme.
View the full Campari 2012 calendar here.