Tove Jansson's illustrations for the finnish edition of The Hunting of the Snark.

Tove Jansson, The Hunting of the Snark As a kid, I was simultaneously fascinated and scared by the moomins.

“But that’s how it is when you start wanting to have things. Now, I just look at them, and when I go away I carry them in my head. Then my hands are always free, because I don’t have to carry a suitcase.” –Snufkin

Tove Jansson “But that’s how it is when you start wanting to have things. Then my hands are always free, because I don’t have to carry a suitcase.

Too-Ticky (Tuulikki Pietilä) and Tove Jansson with their Moomin House model.

Too-Ticky (Tuulikki Pietilä) and Tove Jansson with their Moomin house model.

Hobbit cover by Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomins

The Middle Earth Illustrators J.R.R. Tolkien Loved—and the Ones He Abhorred

The Finnish edition of J. Tolkien's book The Hobbit (Lohikäärmevuori) Cover design by Tove Jansson.

Moomin cafe in "Soramachi" shopping mall, Tokyo '13/04/08

Moomin cafe in "Soramachi" shopping mall, Tokyo

Pinterest
Search