Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Moomin stamps

The Finnish Postal Service now operating under the moronic moniker Itella, rather than Posti, as it was previously known (Itella apparently is more "international sounding"), has recently issued a new set of Moomin stamps.

The front of the stamp book, slightly enlarged.

The stamp book as seen from the inside.

The Moomins were created by Tove Jansson. Tove,who was from the Swedish-speaking minority population of Finland, was a painter, author, illustrator, and comic strip artist.

A Moomin video clip (in English)

This particular television version of the Moomins was a Polish-German collaboration (Opowiadania Muminków in Polish, in German,Die Mumins) produced between 1977 and 1982. It was broadcast in the U.K. from 1983 til 1986.

1 comment:

  1. I love Moomins dearly. In Poland they are very popular and adored by the children. The Polish public TV channel broadcast the Finnish-Japanese series for years. I remember that it was the most important part of the day - to sit in front of the TV and watch as Moomin plays with Snufkin.

    I remember this particular story from the clip from the books and the Finnish-Japanese series, but I've never seen this one. However, it looks so Polish. Most of the Polish cartoons were made using this technique. It is soooo sweet.