Hooray! Is it just me or is the first December in a while that the calendar-buying public can go about business as usual without having to worry about not actually being able to use one due to the pending apocalypse (solar flares, planetary alignment, earthquakes, the arrival of an alien spaceship from Zeta Reticuli star system, etc.)? After all, last year at around this time you were probably too busy hoarding cans of Progresso soup and double AA batteries and contemplating buying into an underground RV park in Kansas instead of ordering yourself a shirtless beefcake/kitten calendar.

With all that Mayan business behind us for now and Harold Camping in retirement, it's safe to say you can go ahead and buy yourself a brand new 2014 calendar without having to pencil in "DOOMSDAY" in bright red letters on one or more dates. For your perusal, I've wrangled up 14 of them — letterpress, multipurpose, perpetual, tea towel, etc. — to help you keep on top of things in the new year while also bringing a bit of color and personality to a desktop, kitchen, home office, or wherever. Added bonus: a unique, handmade calendar also makes for a great holiday gift/stocking stuffer for that constantly harried and disorganized person in your life.

Desktop Perpetual Calendar @ OneCanoeTwo Letterpress ($58)

Mini Vertical Calendar Pad @ MAKE Collaboration ($7.99)

2014 Cat Calendar @ United Bamboo ($50)

Elephant 2014 Calaendar Tea Towel by yaymeeralee @ Etsy ($24)

Woodblock Calendar @ Terrain ($24)

Lunar Wall Calender @ Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. ($15)

2014 Charlie Harper Mini Calender @ MoMA Store ($5.98)

EXP CAL YYYY Calender @ Curio ($19.50)

2014 Junk Food Calendar @ Fifty Five Hi's ($24.99)

2014 Year in Stiches Calender Kit by Heather Lins Home @ Supermarket ($25)

Calendar To Do List Pad by Ryan McGinness @ Hand-Eye Supply ($24.95)

Slide Calendar @ CB2 ($24.95)

2014 Travel America Calender @ Rifle Paper Co. ($26)

And last but not least ... NYC Taxi Drivers 2014 Calendar ($14.99 - currently on backorder)

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Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

14 fantastic and far-out calendars for '14
For your consideration, 14 calendars for 2014 of the letterpress, perpetual or otherwise remarkable variety.