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From A to Z : Animal Alphabet

Typography for Kids!!! Bubabu is a super fun and quirky alphabet designed for children . Every letter is imagined as a funky animal character. The story is featuring a monkey girl and pirate boy zooming around the galaxy for lost letters, every  animal letter having its own personal story. The illustrations are having a sligh vintage touch and lots of humour! Unfortunately I could not find the book – but at least there is a bunch of wonderful pictures to share for inspiration. More alphabets for children coming soon!   Images via Trendland       Like this:Like Loading…

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www.makiminimag.bigcartel.com To give you a chance to flip through your very own issue of MAKI minimag we opened our SHOP! Please visit us over at www.makiminimag.bigcartel.com Come along on a happy journey through the RAIN! More than 40 pages of stories, comics, spot-it games, riddles, recipes, experiments …. And an interview with a raindrop! For children to explore, read and look at. Alone or together with their happy grown-ups! Rain and rainy days don´t have to be boring or stupid: More than 40 pages of stories, comics, spot-it games, riddles, recipes, experiments …. And an interview with a raindrop! For children to explore, read and look at. Alone or together with their happy grown-ups! Rain and rainy days don´t have to be boring or stupid: With MAKI minimag they can be surprising, fun, poetic and much much more… With artwork from: Steffie Brocoli (France), Sue Doeksen (Netherlands), Jana Glatt (Brazil), Yuliya Gwilym (Netherlands), Reka Kiraly (Finland), Agata Krolak (Poland); Elliot Kruszynski (UK), Saar Manche (Netherlands), Ola Niepsuj (Poland), Simone Porteder (Austria), Nanna Prieler (Austria), Sarah …

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The first print issue is on it´s way: MAKI minimag

Welcome to Issue One of MAKI minimag! After a year of hard work we are proud to present the first printed issue. Pre Order MAKI minimag via www.makiminimag.bigcartel.com Come along on a happy journey through the RAIN! More than 40 pages of stories, comics, spot-it games, riddles, recipes, experiments …. And an interview with a raindrop! For children to explore, read and look at. Alone or together with their happy grown-ups! Rain and rainy days don´t have to be boring or stupid: WIth MAKI minimag they can be surprising, fun, poetic and much much more… With artwork from: Steffie Brocoli (France), Sue Doeksen (Netherlands), Jana Glatt (Brazil), Yuliya Gwilym (Netherlands), Reka Kiraly (Finland), Agata Krolak (Poland); Elliot Kruszynski (UK), Saar Manche (Netherlands), Ola Niepsuj (Poland), Simone Porteder (Austria), Nanna Prieler (Austria), Sarah Vanbelle (Belgium) And contributions from international writers, editors and designers. Like this:Like Loading…

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Birthday Paper Turn Mill

a little man here in house turns 5 today • this is the birthday announcement card we started putting into envelopes 5 years ago!  Happy Birthday!!! * ein kleiner mann hier im haus wird heute 5 • das ist die geburtskarte die wir vor 5 jahren in die Umschläge geschteckt haben! Alles gute zum Purzeltag!!! * een kleine man hier in huis wordt vandaag 5 • dit is het geboortekaartje dat we 5 jaar geleden in enveloppen gestopt hebben :))) • gefeliciteerd, manneke!             Like this:Like Loading…

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just playing …

I am “just playing ….” – with this vintage magnetic board from Czeck Republic. Found it on our attic lately – played with it when I was a kid! Still in love with it!     Like this:Like Loading…

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Cachetejack Wooden Toys: iPhoneman & Top Feelings

Cachetejack are Nuria Bellver and Raquel Fanjul, a Spanish illustration duo working “here and there”. They do colourful posters, books, zines, illustrations and exhibitions full of energy, humour and playfulness . Now they have added two Cachetejack wooden toys to their collection of work: iPhoneman and Top Feelings memory game. These limited edition, handmade wooden toys play with digital media age phenomenons such as emoticons in a smart and fun analog way! Beautifully designed  they are appealing to young and old, children as well as adults! Buy iPhoneman and Top Feelings via the Cachetejacks shop!   See more of Cachetejacks work via: www.cachetejack.com cachetejack.tumblr.com https://instagram.com/cachetejack/ Smart woodwork by Laserlab 21. Like this:Like Loading…

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Listen! Listen! by Ann and Paul Rand

  The beauty of everyday sounds.  Listen! Listen! by Ann and Paul Rand is a fascinating children´s book just about that, published in 1970. The “Blop” of a raindrop, the “Wham!” of a shutting door, the whisper of the wind in the trees, the “Crunch Crunch” of a toast. Ann Rand collects all those loud and quiet, happy and scary sounds and turns them into beautiful, rhythmic rhymes. Paul Rand accompanies the words with simple, striking (paper cut) forms, bright primary colours and funny little details. Such as the hammer next to the piggybank (Sparschwein/spaarvarken): nothing happens at the end (the hammer is used for building) but in your imagination you can hear the clattering sound of the breaking porcelain pig! But the best sound is….wait! Read, no: LISTEN YOURSELF!   But the noise I like the very best is early morning before sunrise because then (when I keep my eyes tigth shut) I can hear the world wake up. It´s a wonderful mixed-up sound. From far and near From air and ground it comes from all …

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Bauhaus Wooden Blocks – Typography toy for kids

Hello everyone! We are back from vacation and preparing some really nice stuff for MAKI:minimag. As for example these Bauhaus Wooden Blocks by Xavi Garcia  for Equisgarcia.  Josef Albers’ typography and Alma Buscher’s toys combine to inspire this set of 100 construction blocks. It is a super smart and beautiful typography toy for kids – to build letters and numbers as well as figures of all kind.  The blocks were designed by Spanish artist Xavi Garcia, they are hand-crafted in his family´s wood workshop in Frades de la Sierra, Spain. If you want to order them more information here. Fotos via http://www.equisgarcia.com   Like this:Like Loading…

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Gaston – A bulldog & poodle mix up illustrated by Christian Robinson

Two dogs, a small bulldog and a little poodle are the main characters in this story from New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator Christian Robinson.  What they learn? That family is truly about love and not looks! The tale is about four puppies: Fi-Fi, Foo-Foo, Ooh-La-La, and Gaston. Gaston does his best at his lessons on how to be a true poodle. He sips—never slobbers! He yips—never yaps! And he walks with grace—never races! Gaston fits perfect with his little poodle sisters. But then an encounter with a bulldog family in the park—Rocky, Ricky, Bruno, and Antoinette—changes everything. Obviously there has been a mix-up, and so Gaston and Antoinette switch their places. The new families look right…but they don’t feel right. Will the puppies follow their noses—and their hearts—to find where they really belong? Another funny, meaningful illustrated gem by our favourite Christian Robinson! In a video about the choices he made for the illustrations Christian Robinson points to the colours that challenge gender norms, the representation of coloured people  and the absence of traditional family structures  – in this case the missing of any father figures …

MAKI:minimag_Stop Motion Pop-up book: A drop of water

Stop Motion Pop-up book: A drop of water

We just found this great stop motion pop-up book about the lifecycle of a drop op water: Revolution. Nature’s rhythms in masterful paper engineering. It is a quite modern and extraordinary way of 3D storytelling.  It all begins with fire – and ends with rain. And it just takes 1 minute and 45 seconds. Have a look: The project is a one year collaboration of photographer Chris Turner, animator Jess Deacon and paper sculptor extraordinaire Helen Friel. The book contains nine scenes that were animated using 1,000 photographic stills shot over the course of a year. From original idea to execution the three artists pooled their individual talents to bring the project to life. “Revolution” was chosen as a winner for a PDN Photo Annual Award and was also selected for the Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, the Melbourne International Animation Festival, the New Zealand International Animation Festival and London International Animation Festival. Like this:Like Loading…