I have a soft spot for Dick Bruna and for those of you who don’t know him (shame on you) he is the Dutch man (author, artist, illustrator and graphic designer) behind the wonderful and charming Miffy creation.
Miffy (Dutch: Nijntje, pronounced [ˈnɛɪ̯ncə]), is a small rabbit drawn with heavy graphic lines, simple shapes and primary colours. The original Dutch name, Nijntje, is a shortening of the diminutive konijntje, “little rabbit”. The first Miffy book was produced in 1955 and almost 30 others have followed. In total they have sold over 85 million copies.
I couldn’t resist getting a selection of Miffy cards to add to my gift card collection….