We have online calendars for appointments and work obligations, but nothing surpasses pen and paper when it comes to defining and tracking your personal goals and plans. If you have resolutions to keep, creative side projects to juggle, or an eventful social life that you want to preserve in analogue format, this open-dated planner provides the right balance of structure and space to customise. Conceived by Adam J. Kurtz (N.Y.C.-based artist, author and designer known to a loyal online following as ADAMJK), this journal features week-at-glance pages that are undated (you fill in the dates yourself). You can begin at any point in the year, take a break whenever you want, and start again without feeling guilty about those neglected weeks. Scattered throughout are pieces of Adam's witty art and prompts for keeping tabs on the general state of your mind. Special features of this journal include a lie-flat spiral binding, an elastic closure, and six sheets of stickers for tagging and decorating your entries. Whether you're a dreamer, a list-maker, or someone who likes to jot down one special thing about each day, this planner is practical and simply fun to have around.
Adam's first book, One Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion (Perigee, November 2014) is available in 11 foreign editions (key territories are Brazil, UK, France, Spain, Russia and Germany). His next book, Pick Me Up, will be published in October 2016. This planner will be published in Spring '17, along with a set of notebooks and a book of postcards.
Adam J. Kurtz (aka ADAMJK) is a graphic designer, artist, writer and online personality. His first book, 1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion is now available worldwide. His next book, Pick Me Up: A Pep Talk for Now & Later, will be published by TarcherPerigee in October 2016. He also self-publishes the Unsolicited Advice calendar series.