Happy 25th Birthday, Photoshop! [Free Wallpaper from Slate!]


The Slate Planner has always been designed and fully laid out in Adobe Photoshop. I know, voices in your head are saying I should use InDesign! To tell you honestly though, the Team didn’t have enough funds to purchase InDesign when we were starting, and so it has always been Photoshop since then. Even my … Continue reading

Thank You!


As fireworks go off in clusters in the sky, signaling the arrival of the new year, I stare at the last stack of Slate Planners scheduled to be shipped off someplace other than here. It’s been five years. Five publications –six, if you count that one that had a limited edition cover in 2013– have … Continue reading

Slate 2015 Contributing Artists ★

Slate Contributing Artists

The Slate Planner is already half a decade old! We’ve traveled a mighty long way from Slate just being an idea, to becoming an actual publication, to what it is today. So much has changed, yet some things have stayed the same. With the upcoming 5th edition, the Slate Team wants to continue showcasing visual … Continue reading

Turning Five

Slate Year 5

Hello, If you have stumbled upon this space randomly, know that your curiosity is welcomed with open arms, and all you need to know is that here in our humble space in the interwebs, we are all for living creatively – whatever that means to you. I write this on our birthday month. Planet Slate … Continue reading

What’s Inside Your Bee Happy Holiday JuiceBox?

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Your holiday JuiceBox just got a little more colorful thanks to our friends from Bee Happy Crafts and Party Supplies. INSIDE YOUR JUICEBOX YOU’LL DELIGHTFULLY FIND: 1 – CRAFT SCISSORS Who wants to cut in a straight line when you can make your designs more unique with this handy pair of scissors? Also, this pair … Continue reading

The Slate 2014 Planner is Here!


Just wanted to share with everyone a few photos we took this morning of the actual Slate 2014 Planner before we deliver it to bookstores starting today (but please expect the planners to be on display in 24-48 hours)! ★ On the cover is the Slate 2014 logo in silver foil stamped on a dark … Continue reading

Coming Soon : Slate 2014

Slate 2014

Slateplanner.com 2012 in Review!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 75,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that … Continue reading

The Slate 2013 Planner + Q&As


The SLATE 2013 PLANNER Your tool for daily creative stimulation! SO WHAT’S NEW WITH THE SLATE 2013 PLANNER? First off, the Slate Team would like to thank all of those who sent in their comments and concerns about our previous planners. We absolutely appreciate all the feedback. We’re happy to say that the Slate 2013 … Continue reading

Fierce Fears!


Hello! I should have realized beforehand that not everyone can process space relations as well as others. And since the font I used for the phobia names [on the planner] is pretty geometric, it didn’t read that well for some. In my defense, the font looked pretty good on the screen but yeahhh, it didn’t … Continue reading


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