21 June 2011

The man behind Miffy

Eveyone loves Miffy.

The iconic little rabbit was created by Dutch artist and designer Dick Bruna in 1955.

Bruna has made over 120 picture books, and has designed more than two thousand book covers. At the ripe age of 84, he still works at his studio. Rumour has it, he still draws a picture for his wife Irene everyday.

"Each time I draw Miffy, I feel nervous," he says. "I want to make her better than yesterday, to move her on a little bit. The most difficult thing is keeping it simple, to leave plenty of room for the child's imagination."

Photos: Ernst Moritz  |  Dolph Kohnstamm