TATRICA kids apparel prints

I was very happy to be invited in 2017 by Kids On The Moon brand, to collaborate on their Tatrica collection.

The collection was inspired by folk style from Zakopane.

Zakopane, a small resort in Tatras, grew very popular among Polish artists and intellectuals at the turn of the 20th century. The fusion of local artisans and mountain guides with Warsaw elite creatives, seeking national identity in the turbulent times, gave birth to the decorative style in applied arts, called 'styl zakopiański'. 

symbolism

In the summer shepherds move with their herds to the high mountains, where they live in summer huts, make cheese and play music by the fire. 

With its huge horns, the bell on the neck and curly fur, Ram was a perfect animal for kids with edge. The Heart and Rosette are popular folk motives, representing love and moving Sun. 

Additionally some stars, mountain peaks and Moons were created, to give the collection an outdoorsy touch. After all Zakopane is a famous ski resort and summer mountain escape. In the forests on the Tatrzański National Park, bears roam freely.

technique

The linocut print technique used to make the designs was a perfect match with original, folk wood carving.




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