Sunday, 3 October 2010

Dick Bruna Huis

Here are some pictures of the dick bruna huis in Utrecht. Dick Bruna is best known for writing and illustrating the Nijntje - or Miffy - children's books.

Alongside his Miffy work the dick bruna huis also stocks Dick Bruna's book cover designs, poster designs, Japanese stamp designs, and more. There is also a documentary showing Dick Bruna working on one of his Miffy books.

Dick Bruna only uses 5 colors for his Miffy books. He cuts out the colours and pastes them on paper. He then puts the line work - which he finished earlier and has now been printed on transparent paper - over the colors to make up the page which is then ready to go to the book press. This image will give you an idea:

The dick bruna huis also has a store selling Miffy merchandise. I bought a plastic figure and a Japanese translation of a Miffy book (since I am following a basic course in Japanese).

Thursday, 16 September 2010


Mumbleboy and Kao make wonderful collages, papier-mâché animal figures, bikes and other works of art under the name Mumbreeze. Their works are made from recycled materials and are painted in wonderfully vivid colours.
This is my animal figure and it is the cutest thing ever.

Check out their blog and website for more pretty things.

Mumbreeze also has a couple of figures for sale on etsy, check it out!