20 top 2016 diaries for designers

11. Hand-bound weekly planner

For those with a love of the hand-made, this week-to-view diary is hand-bound in North Wales, made from eco-friendly papers, with a decoratively stitched open spine.

12. Personalised pocket diary

A tactile pocket diary, this planner can be personalised with the owner’s name and favourite team colours. The diary is created in collaboration with British diary makers Letts, and contains a week-to-view layout.

13. Graphic art planner and scrapbook

This little gem of a pocket-sized planner contains around 200 drawings by Berlin artists, graphic designers and illustrators. The special 2016 edition of the 'Rabenschnabel-Kalender' has an entirely white cover and its main section is laid out as two days per page, providing additional space for personal notes. It also includes annual and monthly overviews.

14. Hand-bound cloth journal

This hand-bound and numbered journal features silver geometric lines on a dark blue background fabric. The A6 notebook can be turned into a 2016 daily diary on request, with dates hand-stamped onto the blank pages – a nice option for those looking for plenty of space to fill.

15. Large day planner

For designers with appointments coming out of their ears or urges to write longer notes on a daily basis, this handmade day planner allows a full A5 page for every day of the year.

16. Small weekly planner

This cleverly designed 2016 weekly diary is just 5.5in square, but still contains weekly overviews and space for notes, with a double spread for each week. The calendar's designer MissMegShop can also create a custom illustration for the cover.

17. Pocket diary

Available in a range of colours, this small 2016 diary covers 18 months and has a week-to-view alongside a page for notes.

18. Moleskin Peanuts limited edition

A limited edition Peanuts 12 month weekly diary by Moleskin, is a wonderful match of iconic stationery and much loved cartoon strip. With a scarlet hard cover and themed graphics, it's a delightful companion to 2016.

19. RHS desk diary

Beautifully illustrated, the RHS desk diary features the work of Dutch artists held in the RHS’s Lindley Library. These include work by the artist Pieter Holsteyn the younger and August Wilhelm Sievert.

20. V&A pocket diary

Produced to mark the V&A's summer exhibition Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, this extensively illustrated 2016 diary is a tribute to all things shoes. It features photographs, sketches, textiles and fashion plates from the V&A's and the National Art Library's extensive archives in a week-to-view format.

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