Sunday, 28 October 2007

Jip and Janneke

When in Holland we where not only inspired by all the great designers and fantastic products we found, but also by the characters of Jip and Janneke.
They are a series of children's books written by Annie M.G Smith and illustrated by Fiep Westendorp
Initially a series for the newspapers, published weekly from 1952 to 1957.
The simplicity of the characters and their wit have made them into a national icon and of course caught our attention too. Strolling through some shops you encountered the large amount of merchandise dedicated to them, from stickers to children's wine, enticing any serious adult to join in the fun.

Want to join in the fun? start off by reading more on their website (link above) or about the author on this website.


Bruna said...

I love it! Why don't they have them in other languages?!!!????!!!!!

vonblum said...

they tried but it didnt seem to be taken that well in the other places :(