We all need a calendar right? Well, maybe not anymore with all your data stored in your phone (till you drop it in a river). But they are small, cheap works of art and can be entertaining. It’s a revolving gallery for your kitchen.

Here are some off-beat ones you might enjoy:

Freaks of Asheville -3rd year for this special tribute to some of the unusually creative citizens of our fair city

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Flaming Lotus Girls "The sexiest metalwork and metalworkers on the planet"

Flaming Lotus Girls – purveyors of fine and firey artistic mayhem, often seen at Burning Man

Reverie Realm – designed by Alan Welch and featuring Organic Armor in several images

Call of the Goddess – 15th annual edition with paintings by Helena Nelson-Reed

Burning Man -Desk Calendar & Book – celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the festival

Brian Froud – by British artist, author and film designer, leading authority on faerie lore

2011 Pirelli – annual collectors edition, only the elite customers get a copy but I’ll bet they’re on Ebay. This year the images are by Karl Lagerfield and have a tres chic mythological theme

Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell – by the famous fantasy artists/husband and wife team. All new paintings.

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The Art of Heavy Metal Calendar, cover by Michael Calandra

The Art of Heavy Metal – Scantily-clad warrior chicks a-plenty. Many well-known fantasy and comic artists have worked for the magazine since it started in 1977

Steampunk Calendar– by The Leather Dragon on Etsy