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Friday, January 6

The 2017 Man Calendar

Friday, January 6

It's been January 2017 for a few days now, and I know y'all have been chomping at the bit to find out who made it into this year's Man Calendar. Without further delay, let me introduce ...

The 2017 Man Calendar: The Year of the T-Shirt

For any of you who might be new to my blog—welcome, btw—let me give you a little background on this project before we get to the goods: Each year since around 20041, I've created a calendar featuring photos of my favorite celebrity menfolk. Every year has a loose theme, and this year I've gone a little more casual than years past by finding photos in which each guy is wearing a T-shirt.

I post each month separately on the first of the month (with Mr. January going up a little later than normal, obviously), but here's a peek at the entire year:

The 2017 Man Calendar:

Mr. January: Matthew Lewis
Mr. February: Tom Hiddleston
Mr. March: Jensen Ackles
Mr. April: Oscar Isaac
Mr. May: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Mr. June: Chris Evans
Mr. July: Chris Pratt
Mr. August: Chris Hemsworth
Mr. September: Idris Elba
Mr. October: Matthew Daddario
Mr. November: Bob Morley
Mr. December: Jake Gyllenhaal

I've been asked to sell copies of these, but since I don't own the rights to any of the photos I use, I sadly cannot. However, as my gift to you, here's the whole year in a ZIP file that you can download for your own personal use. (And here's a ZIP of the desktop versions, too.)

I print each month on white card stock, then trim the sheets to 6"x9". (The files are 150 dpi, which means they'll look larger than 6"x9" when you open them, but they should print fine.) I then punch a hole in the top and hang them from a jumpring in a place of honor in my cubicle.

What do you think of this year's calendar? Thanks for all the great ideas last month, and sorry if I didn't include one of your top choices. It's extremely hard to whittle the very deserving list down to 12, but I tell myself it's a good exercise in moderation.

Happy 2017!

1 If you're curious, you can see previous editions of the Man Calendar at the following links: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009; 2008–2005 are in Word Docs, which says quite a bit about how my design skills have advanced over the decade+.

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