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THE 2010 NIKKI MCCLURE REVIVE CALENDAR
Olympia artist Nikki McClure’s signature graphic paper-cut designs run throughout this 11-by-11-inch calendar in bold black and white and a few pops of color. McClure’s date-checker celebrates this year’s DIY theme: “revive,” focusing on images of people creating and crafting. $16 at Elliott Bay Book Co. (Pioneer Square, 101 S Main St.; 206.682.6664; elliottbaybook.com) or at buyolympia.com.
ILEE PAPER GOODS 2010 DESKTOP CALENDAR
Paper people clamor for this stylish note-card-size desktop calendar from celebrated Shoreline graphic designer Ja Tueber of Ilee Paper Goods. The whimsical datebook, with clear stand, is illustrated by Tueber with the highlights of each season, and created using a combination of letterpress, silkscreen and foil-stamp imaging. $22 at Momo (International District, 600 S Jackson St.; 206.329.4736; momoseattle.com) or ileepapergoods.com.
THE 2010 LINNEA POSTER CALENDAR WITH ARTWORK BY JOHANNA KRIESEL
Illustrator Linnea Riley has long been heralded for her expressive 10-by-14-inch poster calendars that capture each month with a cheerful illustration. In 2010, Riley’s daughter Johanna Kriesel takes over the design helm of the Linnea Design calendars at the Capitol Hill–based studio, mixing her mother’s aesthetic with her own travel-influenced graphic prints. $28 ($14 for a diminutive desktop version) at Annie’s Art & Frame (Ballard, 2212 NW Market St.; 206.784.4761; anniesartandframe.com) and other retail locations and at linneadesign.com.
Also featured in our 2009 Editors' Holiday Gift Picks:
Cafe Vita Local Music Comp
Efeste Evergreen Wine
Historic Photos of Puget Sound
BedVoyage Germaphobe Sheet Set
Goodbyn Lunch Boxes
Moon Jar Banks for Kids
Prairie Underground Hoodie
Bergren Cutting Board
Coal Considered Fedora
Shelli Markee Earrings
Ork Seattle Nabe Posters
Chicken Purse at David Barton