January 04, 2012

The 2012 Man Calendar is here!

Each holiday since 2004, I've worked on creating a calendar featuring my favorite non-Colt men. (This is probably Colt's least favorite of all of my various projects—sorry, Love!—but he puts up with it because A. It's all in good fun; B. He's a terribly good sport; and C. I keep the physical version at work, rather than displayed in our home.)

By perusing the 2012 edition, you can see that my choices were most definitely influenced by my favorite movies and TV of the past year, but there are a few gents who continue to stand the test of time. (See 2011, 2010, 2009; 2008—2005 are in Word Docs, haha.) I'm also quite pleased with how much better I've gotten at graphic design!

Each year has a vague theme; last year it was menswear. This year I cheated even more and went with "black and white." (My favorite theme to date has been "beards." Colt came up with that one ... perhaps I'll have to revisit it in 2013.)

Without further ado, meet Mr. January—Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class, Hex):

The rest of the year looks something like this:

Mr. Februrary—Iwan Rheon (Misfits)
Mr. March—David Tennant (Doctor Who, Harry Potter)
Mr. April—James McAvoy (Penelope, Wanted, X-Men: First Class)
Mr. May—Chris Evans (Fantastic Four, Captain America)
Mr. June—Johnny Depp (Do I even need to list things here?)
Mr. July—Matt Lewis (Harry Potter)
Mr. August—Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek, Thor)
Mr. September—Garrett Hedlund (Tron, Country Strong)
Mr. October—Jensen Ackles (Supernatural)
Mr. November—Matt Smith (Doctor Who)
Mr. December—Jake Gyllenhaal (The Day After Tomorrow, Brokeback Mountain)

Here's a ZIP file of all of the months, ready to be printed and cut out for your very own ogling use. They're meant to be printed on a white cardstock and then trimmed to 6"x9". (The files are 300 dpi, which means they'll look larger than 6"x9" when you open or embiggen them (and some of the photos might look a little grainy), but they should print fine. Let me know if you have any issues and I'll try to assist!)


  1. THANK YOU!!!! Wonderful choice of men to display in your calendar, especially Michael...he makes me feel all sorts of tingly (is that TMI???)

  2. wooo hoo, you know i've always loved your man calendars! <3

  3. awesome collection! glad a texan made the cut :P and, oh matt lewis, who knew?

  4. Oooh, good choices. And I love the theme of the serious-face-in-black-and-white. So sexay. ;)

  5. the "do i even need to list anything here?" for johnny depp made me laugh out loud. haha. i love your man calendars! good choices. :)

  6. This is actually one of the most clever things I've seen!

  7. I'm so glad you all liked it! :D

    Brandi-Haha, not at all. ;)


    Rebecca-Right? Neville got DREAMY.

    Tish-Thanks! It worked out well.

    Samar-Haha, thanks. :)

    Diana-Thanks! I've always thought of it as silly, so clever is quite the compliment.