Pixel calendar


This is something I have been working on for a while – honestly? Creating those little pixel colour blocks was the most massive pain in the butt. All those tiny squares, aligning them, selecting the “pattern” and the colours… And changing the fonts is never as straightforward as it should be.  If it isn’t a monospaced font, or if each character isn’t perfectly aligned centre by the creator of the font (and often, with free fonts, they aren’t) then changing the font throws the alignment off.  Unless it is obvious, many people won’t notice. But I do.  And it bugs me.  sometimes, it just isn’t possible to align the columns perfectly – or even if they ARE, they LOOK wonky.  Doh! I just do my best and stop when they look OK to my eye.

They look like this – might be nice for a desk calendar for an IT person, don’tcha think? Easy enough to print and stick them to plain (maybe black?) pieces of card to fit a CD calendar.


I only did the Sunday to Saturday version.  I might take the time to do the Monday to Sunday one at some point, but not till I have the time and the patience.

I would have taken more/better photos but I fear my camera’s rechargeable batteries need replacing – they seem to have come to the end of their life.  A full day’s charge only lasts a day.  I have no AAs kicking around so best sort that sharpish! I also meant to print just the one page of the PDF on white card so I slipped a single page into the printer – it was loaded with cream card for DDs youth leader’s memory book.  Stupid me, I neglected to tell it to print THIS PAGE not the whole PDF.  DOH! again.  But I am liking it printed on cream too, so I figured I’d show that – lucky I got a single photo before my camera gave up the ghost.


I did round all four corners of OCTOBER, but I personally like just the top corners rounded, like November. I guess it depends on whether you have all rounded or a mix of rounded and square in your book.

It’s a three page PDF, 4 months per page.  All rainbow, except December, which is red, green and gold/yellow, mostly. The font for the months is Checkbook and the day strip is OCR A Std.  The numbers are Helvetica Neue Light

No I just have a few WOYWW visits to return, then it’s all about the book…

15 thoughts on “Pixel calendar

  1. Ooooh! This is awesome! Too bad I found it just today and am not able to use it for the entire year…I snooze, I lose. 🙂 I hope you set it up for 2016, too. Thank you SO much!

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  5. I love the squares and the colors, reminds me of tetris 🙂

  6. I LOVE this calendar! Thank you for sharing it with us. It is fabulous. I must admit that on first glance I failed to see the numbers and was wondering how you told the date by the pixels. I knew it was in there….. Then I saw the number. Oh my! Slow up on the uptake–that’s me.

  7. MaryAnne, you must be crosseyed. these are great. Color came out perfect. thanks. for sharing. Have a great day.

  8. Oh what font did you use?
    We have a spare battery for our camera, so we allways have one battery charged. Or should have…

    • All the fonts I used are listed just after the PDF link 🙂
      I usually have extra AA batteries laying around – but not today. One of the reasons I don’t like my Fuji so much – both my Lumix and the Canons I’ve had had batter packs.

      • Duh… I think I have even seen it, but then I went and downloaded the pdf, looked at it, and started to write the comment, and then I suddenly wondered what font it was again. I scanned your post again for the fonts, but didn’t see it so thought I had imagined seeing it. Let’s blame it on the kids distracting me 😉 (or actually just one, the other two were sleeping).

  9. Oh I like it! (Yup, I’m an IT-person…) though I would prefer monday to sunday version. I like the November cut as well, so I could print them and have them standing as big cards on the desk. (On the other hand, there’s no space on the desk so it would have to go up on the wall). Thank you for this though! Maybe I’ll make something similar with a bit of space to write appointment on so my partner knows them too (he doesn’t check the house-agenda).

  10. These are great – might give them a go once my new ink cartridge arrives – thank you x

  11. Thanks for this great looking calendar.

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