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Miffy (Dutch: Nijntje, pronounced [ˈnɛɪ̯ntʲə]) is a small female rabbit in a series of picture books drawn and written by Dutch artist Dick Bruna. The original Dutch name, Nijntje, is a shortening of the diminutive konijntje, "little rabbit".  The first Miffy book was produced in 1955.

Miffy (Dutch: Nijntje, pronounced [ˈnɛɪ̯ntʲə]) is a small female rabbit in a…

Nijntje schrijft een brief

cynicalmiffy: “Miffy has just received a letter abounding in dramatic accusations, detailing how she’s basically the worst bunny ever. She’s not really sure how to reply.

"I saw Matisse - and came up with Miffy" - Dick Bruna

'I saw Matisse - and came up with Miffy'

"I saw Matisse - and came up with Miffy" - Dick Bruna Really interesting insight on how something like Matisse can inspire a children's book character. Can see parallels between the two even though they seem different.

rain

bicycleart: bikeon: treadlyandme: HTFU, even Miffy rides in the rain. (via velodrone, nickcaves)

Dick Bruna had a passion for drawing and painting from a very young age. After World War II, Bruna left school and went to London to become a publisher. A year later he left London for Paris, where he frequently visited the museums. The works of modern artists like Picasso, Matisse and Braque made a great impression on the young Dick Bruna, who still enjoyed painting and drawing. He then realized he wanted to become an artist and when he returned to The Netherlands he put his talents to use…

Dick Bruna had a passion for drawing and painting from a very young age.

Nijntje gaat fietsen

Miffy - picture books drawn and written by Dutch artist Dick Bruna . The original Dutch name, Nijntje, means "little rabbit".

Miffy ('Nijntje') is a small female rabbit in a series of picture books drawn and written by Dutch artist Dick Bruna . The original Dutch name, Nijntje, means "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, and inspired a television series as well as items such as clothes and toys featuring the character.

Miffy - picture books drawn and written by Dutch artist Dick Bruna . The original Dutch name, Nijntje, means "little rabbit".