If you’re a skilled planner, you probably already know all the ins and outs of mapping out your agenda and are familiar with the joys of organizing your daily schedule in a tangible, aesthetic, and transparent journal. Of course, you can’t ignore the role of Google Calendar, the sticky notes on your fridge, or the jottings saved into your phone notes, but if you want to plan in a more productive and stylish way, this selection is for you.
DOT for You | IRKA collection
For the eighth year running, the IRKA calendar, produced by the DOT for You design workshop, has been a staple of the unique designer offers created in Hungary. They pay special attention to sustainable materials and environmentally conscious production, as well as to their transparent communication. This year, the planners are available with five different canvas covers, embellished with a traditional bookbinding technique, embossing, which is how the glittering foil on the cover was applied. Each IRKA calendar is a unique, handmade piece. Flipping through the pages, you can read the message from the creators, who, with the motto “Chance for change”, encourage us to “be brave, see the opportunity in change, and dare to love it” this year (as well).
Lúd Labor | Papetri Paperworks
The Papetri pieces are handmade in the tiny workshop of Lúd Labor on Klauzál Street in Budapest, brightening up even the tightest deadlines with their charming, cheerful illustrations. Thanks to the workshop’s trademark solution, the special long-stitch binding, which makes the book spine’s stitching visible instead of the glued part, the planners are flexible and can be opened up to 360 degrees—so you can twist and turn them all you like. This makes note-taking even more convenient.
Malinovka | Planbook collection
Paving the way with its elegant simplicity, Malinovka’s Planbook collection has been a favorite for years and will continue to stand by its simple, natural yet durable planners and notebooks in 2023. This year, they’re available in pink, black, natural, moss grey, and one with a minimalist mosaic design. The illustrations by founder Judit Szolnoki-Szendrődi will be your faithful companions all year round. Of course, they are also eco-friendly and produced in a Hungarian printing house.
Yellow Brick Road
This year, there’s no POKET pocket calendar, but in collaboration with Yellow Brick Road Motivational Calendar, this year’s YBR issue was born, which the creators intended to be more than just a calendar: it’s a self-searching diary and a conscious planner. The special feature is that it is complemented by writings of several contemporary literary and public-life authors: among others, the young writer and poet Luca Nyáry, psychologist Dániel Tóth, and fertility consciousness expert Janka Cserháti-Herold included their texts and offered advice on the pages of the book. The idea for the YBR calendar was born from the friendship of intuitive graphic designer Fruzsina Deák and philanthropic content creator Lejla Török.
Started out as a love project in 2019, Lunar is now a contemporary creative studio producing prints, posters, calendars, unique clothing, and doing tattoos. With their distinctive, bright colors and energetic contouring, they really spice up the dullness of everyday life.
DOT for you| Web | Instagram | Facebook
Lúd Labor | Web | Instagram | Facebook
Papetri | Instagram | Facebook
Malinovka | Web | Instagram | Facebook
Yellow Brick Road | Web | Instagram | Facebook
Lunar | Web | Instagram