Play! Design for Kids Calendar

I was asked to take part in the 2011 Play! Design for Kids calendar.  My copy just arrived from Hamburg yesterday!  It is a project initiated by EIGA and it’s filled with amazing contemporary children’s design – on the theme of play.  I’ve looked through it a dozen times already.  So many cool and inspiring ideas.  If you want to pick up a copy for yourself it is available here on Amazon and also at NBVD Publishing House.

Images below:
My Paper City!
Fantastic elephant design by Robert Czajka (Poland)
Very cool owl illustration by Peagreen / Dan Walters (United Kingdom)


  1. Paul & Paula
    November 3, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    I think I will have to get a copy!
    Congratulations to you to be part and that owl, the last pic, is so cool.
    I love when useful, play and inspiration come together!

  2. jimena
    November 3, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Another great project!

  3. Debby
    November 3, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Very very neat! The cover is beautifully done. I think I will NEED one..............

  4. Joel Henriques
    November 3, 2010 at 6:59 pm


    Yes, the embossed cover is sweet. The paper and printing inside is top notch too. A very cool project for sure!

  5. Kickcan and Conkers
    November 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Well done! I think I'm going to have to get this - everyone's talking about it in blogland. Nice to see Robert Czajka's work included, I will be selling quite a bit of his work in my little shop soon ...

  6. Joel Henriques
    November 3, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Thanks Kickcan and Conkers - I didn't know you knew Robert. That's cool! He just emailed me and seems like a very nice guy. Love his work too.

  7. Kylie
    November 4, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Just wonderful! Congratulations :) K

  8. KLT
    November 4, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Hey Joel, I just got my copy too! Congrats- I liked your page (& your work). :)

  9. Lori Henriques
    November 4, 2010 at 4:26 am

    gorgeous! and lovely company. you've got so much coming out all the time, i can't even keep track! :)

  10. Ludo braille
    November 4, 2010 at 5:45 am

    J'adore tout simplement !!!
    Bravo pour vos réalisations.

  11. = lingonsmak
    November 4, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I MUST have it :) thanks for this post!

  12. Julia
    November 4, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I have just recently discovered your wonderful blog. Coincidentally, I downloaded and made your paper city yesterday with my children. We had lots of fun playing with it and it inspired me to make a castle along the same lines.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing your book when it comes out.

  13. Joel Henriques
    November 5, 2010 at 2:36 am

    Thanks everyone! Yes, this calendar is super fun!

    KLT - Nice! I love your artwork too. Those dogs on your page are great!

  14. allisonluth34
    November 5, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Great calendar! This is probably a silly question, but can I purchase it in English?

  15. Joel Henriques
    November 5, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    allisonluth34 - All of the calendars are printed in German with English right next to it - so it's both! Very handy!

  16. Lu
    November 7, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    I love the owl, looks awesome! I really like your blog and what you create for your children.

  17. Lilou the Frog
    November 9, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Félicitations !!! Il est extraordinaire ! Je file sur Amazon !

  18. Kim
    November 17, 2011 at 5:31 am

    Hi Joel-My hero! :) I'm from Vietnam and i love all of your art for kids. It's so great! I tried to order "Play! Design for Kids", but i can't find it on

    1. November 19, 2011 at 7:35 am

      Hi Kim. Thanks! Unfortunately this is last years calendar, so it won't be on amazon. They might make a new one this year though, with other artists and designers.

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