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For the second and final part of our collaboration with the Moomins, we got inspired by the easily relatable and curious character of Moominpappa. Makia × Moomin Part 2/2 out now.
For the second and final part of our collaboration with the Moomins, we got inspired by the easily relatable and curious character of Moominpappa. With a thirst for adventure he often sets out for travels into far away places, meeting new and unexpected acquaintances, sometimes resulting in coming home with a tail between his legs. As a whiskey loving dreamer, philosopher and a family man, this gentleman troll with his sea-faring yearnings and bohemian ways, is a truly humane inspiration that we can most definitely bear a resemblance to.
For 2019 the MAKIA × MOOMIN collection carries a light summer attire, with light colours and highlights such as an all over rose pattern and a yellow rain coat, with details and prints combining Tove Jansson’s original drawings. The colours are gentle summery tones from old Japanese edition Moomin books that we found from the Moomin Museum in Tampere Finland. They go along nicely with the season, which is a quirky contrast to the theme of an adventurous Moominpappa. The prints are from Moominpappa’s travels and him getting into situations a little over his neck, to add a humorous twist that is easily relatable and humane.
Makia × Moomin Part 2/2 is now available online, at Makia Flagship Store and at retailers.
2020 marks the 75-year anniversary of Tove Jansson publishing her first Moomin novel. To celebrate this Moomin Characters Ltd is launching the #OURSEA campaign in collaboration with the John Nurminen Foundation.
Rasmus Tikkanen is a Helsinki-based artist and a friend, who has collaborated with us with a series of print designs. Rasmus also hosted the Makia x Tretorn launch party in August at the old military island of Vallisaari in Helsinki where he has his studio. We interviewed Rasmus about his career as an artist, his inspirations, style and love for Helsinki.
Ivar Fougstedt was one of the original founding members of Makia along with Joni Malmi and Jussi Oksanen. Ivar spent a few days in his local neighbourhood in Tokyo with photographer Antti Rastivo.
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