free 2013 calendars
What began as a limit print run for friends, family, and business partners has become over the years a series of free calendars in PDF format available for download by anyone and everyone.
My calendars include visual puns, easter eggs, and our birthdays. Miranda and I sometimes put our birthdays among the holidays. (Now you have no excuse for missing 3/1 and 12/12.)
Those who know me know I love street art and grafitti. To find sleepTV here in West Seattle was a real treat. Me, a Buddhist, so no surprise on the statue. It being in Cleveland, now that’s a surprise. I have a fascination with infrastructure, things like cell towers, power substations, antenna farms, your local Central Office, that sort of thing. I’m notice manhole covers with pipe underneath them. No, I didn’t do the cup of coffee photo. Madmoo did. (She did the bowl of soup photo in one of the 2012 calendars.)
Right-click the thumbnail to download the PDF file. Tell your friends via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, et al. I usally do a half dozen calendars or more so set a bookmark and come back later. I’m starting earlier this year so I’ll probably make more calendars than usual.
This is an annual tradition going back 10, 12 or more years. I began doing them through Azalea Software, my barcode & mobile software company. We used to print a couple hundred and mail them friends, family, and business associates. Past themes include orchids, neon signs, and grafitti. Along came the current Depression and we could no longer afford the cost. So we switched to giving away calendars in PDF format. The upside is that they’s enjoyed by thousands of people, most of whom I’ve never met!
The calendars are 8.5" x 11" and the photos are high resolution JPGs. Use the photo settings on your inkjet printer. Full bleeds that go edge to edge can be printed without a white border on many Epson inkjet printers. In the Printing Preferences dialog box, click the Advanced button. You can select Borderless if you choose the certain paper types, even it isn’t the paper you’re using. Simply click through the nusance dialog box.
Yes, you’ll want to scan the QR barcode on any of my calendars. But one form of easter egg. And no, I’m not quite done yet so bookmark this page and come back later.
There›s another 2013 calendar on azalea dot com too.