As with any great book, it all starts with the creator – and this is no exception! The creator of The Moomins, Tove Jansson – a swedish artist, illustrator, a comic geek started something amazing in 1945 – which to this day is still very much in our hearts! Nowadays, Tove Jansson is the most translated Finnish author of all time; her works can be read in over 30 languages. As well as Moomins, she wrote about other subjects, too, concentrating more and more on adult books in her later years.
Over the 50(ish) years of Moomin-ness – it has definitely earned its place in the golden library, that’s for sure! 9 books were released…picture books, comic strips and TV adaptations….impressive huh? Oh, they also have their very own theme park, but they don’t like to brag! Moomin World sounds like the kinda place miserable people go to become happy. The park’s aim is to implement Moomin philosophy: family unity, non-violence, friendliness, environmental awareness, safety and adventure, as well as values promoting parenting. We recently discovered Moomin World, and can definitely say – if we ever joined a cult…then it would be one full of awesome Moomins.
Whilst dreaming of a land far, far away (Finland) we can only imagine such awesomeness under one ‘roof’, however – we like to think TruffleTowers has a lot to offer too. From Moomins t-shirts, to Moomin gifts, we really do have something for everyone.
If you’re looking for something for your home to wear, then check out the new additions to our retro homeware section. As well as Moomin tea towelswe even have awesome little postcards meaning you can share the love while on the move!
If you have any amazing Moomin related facts you wanna share, then we would LOVE to hear them. Tweet us your random facts, or leave us a comment, we’d love you forever! @truffleshuffle_