Arabia Moomin Mug #40
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Although production of the brown Mug Sniff was discontinued in 2008, a new one was launched in the same year. The turquoise Sniff is still in production. In the imagery Tove Slotte has combined se...
Although production of the brown Mug Sniff was discontinued in 2008, a new one was launched in the same year. The turquoise Sniff is still in production. In the imagery Tove Slotte has combined several different comics and other pictures. The original artwork is found in Tove Jansson’s comics #1 Moomin and the Brigands, #2 Moomin and Family Life and the novel Comet in Moominland. Instead of his sometimes fearful self, in this mug Sniff is pictured almost enthusiastic. In the second image Sniff is holding a cat on his lap.
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Also known as
NIPSU - SNIFF
Book - Comet In Moominland (1946) - Tove Jansson
Comic strip #1 - Moomin and the Brigands (1954) - Tove Jansson
Comic strip #2 - Moomin and Family Life (1955) - Tove Jansson
Height: 8.1, Width: 11.2, Diameter: 8.3 cm
Who designs the illustrations for the Moomin mugs?
Tove Slotte, born in 1957, is a Finnish artist and a graphic designer. She is a professional ceramist. Tove Slotte worked at Arabia from 1985 to 1990, after which she has worked as a freelance designer. She is best known for designing and illustrating the Moomin products for Iittala and Arabia ceramics. Tove Slotte has been a Moomin fan since her childhood. She says her favourite Moomin book is The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My. Tove Slotte has designed the Moomin products for Arabia for more than 30 years.