The designers of two compact calendars we've previously posted have updated their wares for 2011. Both provide a unique view for project planning and event scheduling, and they just look plain nice, too.
David Seah's Compact Calendar is a yearly standard on Lifehacker, and for good reason. It's a handy, customisable "candybar" format, and it fits easily on a piece of paper with plenty of room for notes. So it makes for both a handy thing to stick to your desk or wall, or a smaller wallet/bag companion.
Grafish Design's Small Calendar relies on a thumb tracing trick to fit a whole year's worth of dates onto one card — 4.4 x 7.6 cm, if you print at its original, smallest size. Maybe your phone has a calendar app that you can scroll through when somebody asks you what you're doing on April 15, but maybe your calendar app also stinks, and this is perhaps easier and less likely to pull you into your screen.
Both calendars are free downloads; translations are offered for Small Calendar and are likely coming soon for the Compact Calendar.
Compact Calendar 2011 [David Seah]
The Small Calendar [Grafish Design]