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Marimekko: The Art of Printmaking

Laird Borrelli-Persson


The official 70th anniversary publication by Marimekko, celebrating the classic design collaborations, pattern designs and vibrant textiles from the much-loved Finnish lifestyle design house

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In 1951, Marimekko, Finnish for ‘Mary’s Dress’, held its first fashion show at a hotel in Helsinki. By 1960, Jacqueline Kennedy was wearing Marimekko on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Marimekko: The Art of Printmaking celebrates seventy years of the much-loved Finnish brand's joyful, liberatory approach to dressing and living, featuring over 100 of its most iconic prints, a multitude of colour-ways and a wealth of archival and brand-new imagery.

Delving into the bold, creative world of Marimekko, this is essential reading for any lover of print and pattern.

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Daily Mail

'Laird Borrelli-Persson … stitches together a compelling history of the design house that will appeal both to fans of the brand and anyone interested in modern textiles'
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Further Details


Format: Hardback without Jacket

Size: 30.5 x 25.5 cm

Extent: 272 pp

Illustrations: 372

Publication date: 6 May 2021

ISBN: 9780500023983

About the Author

Marimekko is a Finnish lifestyle and design house, celebrated worldwide for its lively, original prints and products. Laird Borelli-Persson is Archive Editor at Vogue.com and author of seven books, including Fashion Illustration Now and Fashion Illustration Next, both published by Thames & Hudson.