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© Adam J. Kurtz / ADAMJK LLC

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Unsolicited Advice Weekly Planner:

Available from shop.adamjk.com

Every year, I self-publish Unsolicited Advice, a goofy little planner for the year. It mixes my stupid humor and DIY zine influence with clean, functional elements like dated pages and monthly calendar grids.

Unsolicited Advice is a weekly planner with dated pages to help you keep your life organized. Part calendar, part journal, it’s intended to help you keep your shit together but also kick your ass a little bit. It nags you with small reminders like “go to bed what are you even doing right now???” then makes you laugh with unexpected surprises and of course my shitty drawings.

It’s stupid and useful, full of surprises, with plenty of space for you to make it your own.

In the past, I've done an annual pre-sale campaign on Kickstarter, and the project and print runs have grown since. I’m proud to have been selected as a staff pick (“Projects We Love”) and even "Project of the Day" as the campaigns grew. Ultimately, I moved on to regular sales.

 

Over the years, these planners have appeared in Adweek, Urban Outfitters blog (twice!), Swiss Miss, DesignTaxi, Adobe Create, PAPER, Design*Sponge, BuzzFeed, the Kickstarter blog and elsewhere. The New Yorker called it "coy" once.

 

For me, this is still a very personal project, where I get to be as weird as I like, have fun, and make something that toes the line between useful and ridiculous. It’s a really wonderful way to ring in each new year.