Original Mini Wall Calendar: Mini Mania is back again! Compact, colorful, and extremely fuel efficient, these little dynamos squash the idea that bigger is better. Originally designed by Sir Alec Issigonis, this distinctive vehicle has quite a loyal following, and rightfully so. Developed primarily to fulfill the pressing need for more economical automobiles, they sold for less than £500 when they went into mass production in 1959. The British soon fell in love with this inspired little car, as will the proud owners of this splendid calendar.