A couple of months ago, Calvendo, a publishing platform for wall calendars, asked its self-publishers to submit calendars under the headline “Made in the UK”, with no further restrictions: Traditions, sights, quirks, any theme was possible and users could interpret the headline freely and let their creative juices flow. As a result, Calvendo now has a lovely collection of 20 wall calendars in its first ever “Made in the UK” edition, featuring anything from magical woodlands, to Sottish, Welsh and English landscapes, by way of vintage cars, steam trains and much more. There’s photography, digital paintings and even calligraphy. It’s eclectic, quirky and quite beautiful – just like the UK.
And here they are – proudly presenting:
- Appreciate quirkiness? You’ll like this then: Lil Folx, by Nick Meers
- Into William Morris? Take a look at the Calligraphic William Morris Calendar, by Ingo Schiege
- Curious how others see the UK? Here’s a German perspective: Typically British, by Silvia Drafz
- Something colourful for your wall? Try Portmeirion, by Loose Images/Lucy Antony
- The vintage type? Take a look at Morris Minors, by Loose Images/Lucy Antony
- Into travelling the traditional way? See wonderful old trains in Steam Landscape, by David Ireland
- Searching for some awe-inspiring architecture? We've got Anglican Cathedrals, by David Ireland
- In need of some enchanted scenery? Explore Magical Woodlands, by Ceri Jones
- It’s all about gardens for you? Then don’t miss Dreamlike Gardens in Southern England, by Christian Mueringer
- Loving Yorkshire? How about Whitby Harbour, by WT Images/Wendy Thompson
- Soft spot for heavy horses? Big Bold and Beautiful, by WT Images/Wendy Thompson might be the thing for you then
- Scotland in all its glory? See Scottish Scenes, by Alan Maitland
- Heading north? Here’s Iona Scotland’s Mystical Isle, by Sharon Poole
- Do you know this place? Beautiful Manor Valley, by Henning von Moers of Menar
- The nature type? Get lucky with Ladybirds and Bees of the UK, by Paul Iddon
- How about some digital painting? We're quite intrigued by Rule Britannia, by Edward Nagele
- More of Scotland? Why not, with Simply Scotland, by John Darby
- Want it to take it all in? Then Go on A Journey through the United Kingdom, by Helmut Gulbins
- More of Wales? Here we go, The beauty of the Llyn Peninsula, by Phil Pownall
- More of the countryside? No problem with Scenes from the Peak District, by Andrew Kearton
All calendars can be ordered as digital print-on-demand products on UK retail platforms such as Bookdepository, Amazon, Speedyhen or Lovereading and are also available internationally via Calvendo's partnerships with retailers across Europe. Please note that some retailers list products as "out of stock" because of Calvendo's print-on-demand set up. Items can still be ordered.
Calvendo, which was set up in Germany in 2012 and launched in the UK last year, is a unique and free of charge platform that enables photographers, graphic designers, painters and creative people to not only create their own calendars but to also sell them on the international book market. As an open platform, users can register free of charge as self-publishers, create their calendars with an editing software integrated on the site and submit them to a jury who will perform a quality check. All calendars that pass the jury process and are released for publication will receive an ISBN and be listed on retail platforms. Upon customer order, they are produced via digital print-on-demand and self-publishers receive royalties for each copy sold.
Search for Calvendo calendars on:
Made in the UK calendars blog page including links to Calvendo product gallery and retail platforms
Free registration on www.calvendo.co.uk
Calvendo Country Manager UK
phone 0044 (0)7983 242 192
Calvendo was launched in in Germany in 2012 as a subsidiary of Cornelsen Publishing Group, one of the biggest publishers in German-speaking countries. Since then, tens of thousands of calendars created by photographers and artists have been sold. In 2014, the platform launched in the UK and France, increasing its calendar portfolio and setting up an interface with online retailers such as Amazon or Bookdepository in these countries.