Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Fiep Westendorp Collection
As I am half Dutch on my mother's side I have been exposed to really great Dutch design and illustration from an early age. Possibly one of my all time favourite illustrators is Fiep Westendorp. She illustrated the famous "Jip en Janneke" children's story books by Annie MG Schmidt.
Whilst going (nearly every year) to Holland I tend to pick up a few items with Fiep's illustrations on. My favourite department store HEMA stocks loads of various children's games, toys & homewares using her drawing and I've accumulated quite a collection! The Jip en Janneke characters are the silhouetted boy and girl and the others are from other famous Dutch stories also by Annie MG Schmidt.