Digitprop - Paper design

Papercrafted weekly calendar stegosaurus

Another year begins, meaning it’s time for a new calendar. It just so happens I made a weekly-calendar-enabled stegosaurus:

Now the most interesting feature of a stegosaurus, on which Wikipedia has to say quite a bit, are the plates. Large scaly disks, of which neither the exact configuration nor the function seems to be entirely clear.

Turns out for a papercraft calendar, the scales conveniently double as tabs for the weeks. Each week is printed on a separate page, the tab / plate indicating the first day of that particular week.

You can take the week cards out, scribble on them and sort them any way you need. For heavy duty scheduling purposes, you can flip through them or even lay them out on your desk.

And when you are not busy scheduling things, old stegosaurus will take care of your calendar cards just fine.

And, oh – did I mention this – you can build this guy yourself. Here is the template:

The first PDF contains the actual dinosaur template, the other PDFs contain six weekly cards each. You will need all 54 cards (52 weeks for the year, plus the last week of 2011 and the first one of 2013). Admittedly, a lot of cutting, but at least the cards need no folding / glueing…

Update:

I have added a couple of posts concerning the stegosaurus calendar: