Marni, 2012

Collaboration with Italian fashion label Marni

'The Marni Summer Edition 2013 and the marni Men's S/S 13 collection feature a special collaboration with Dutch artist Rop van Mierlo. Blotchy shapes of animals - a donkey, a tiger, a parrot and an ostrich which has been created by the artist exclusively for Marni - are printed onto t-shirts and bags. The subjects are part of van Mierlo's book Wild Animals, worth a Best Dutch Design Award in 2011. The author describes Wild Animals as "a children's book that can only be looked in when you're old enough". He was fascinated by the idea of creating animals he could not control. Rop van Mierlo is a graphic artist living and working in Amsterdam.'

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Ostrich created exclusively for Marni: watercolor on paper, 30 x 40 cm