Miffy the incredibly simplified, and incredibly successful, white rabbit by Dutchman Dick Bruna is 60 this year.
Amsterdam will celebrate with a parade of statues by 45 artists, that will also show in such cities as Utrecht and The Hague. 15 will also visit Japan, where Miffy is adored as much as Hello Kitty and the Moomins.
Bruna's pictures are simple, but I always remember an interview of his where he said just how long he considered each line, the nature of each suggested movement - hours tucked away contemplating the designs.
Read about how Bruna took Modernism and recreated children's books in this Independent article http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/thought-miffy-was-a-cute-kids-bunny-at-60-it-seems-shes-a-modernist-masterpiece-10330072.html?icn=puff-10
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