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)

19 Responses
  1. Paul & Paula

    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. Joel Henriques


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

  3. Kickcan and Conkers

    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 …

  4. Joel Henriques

    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.

  5. Lori Henriques

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

  6. Julia

    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.

  7. Joel Henriques

    Thanks everyone! Yes, this calendar is super fun!

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

  8. Joel Henriques

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

  9. Kim

    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. 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.