Thursday, November 12, 2009

vintage stretched fabric prints

This one is marked Tampella. A still life definitely reminiscent of Marushka style. Tampella is a fabric company from Finland that mostly produces large scale prints in the spirit of Marimekko. I think this probably is from the 1980s.



Another Tampella fabric stretched like a canvas, Markushka style. This is by artist Marjatta Seppalla.



Finally, an illegibly-signed flower printed canvas, also presumably vintage.



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Two poser Marushkas

I think these were specifically copies that were meant to be seen as Marushkas.

Not marked, and the style seems off. But definitely quite similar to Marushka.




Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Marushka-like parrot canvas

A pair of parrots! It is reminiscent of Marushka, but the style is not quite the usual and it is not marked.



Monday, November 9, 2009

a week of things that are like Marushka

this week, things like Marushka that are not Marushka.

first up, a silkscreened canvas marked Sweet, from Marushka co-creator Richard Sweet. Perhaps a precursor to the Marushka line, though I've also read that Sweet had a small number of later independent prints he made that were not part of the Marushka line.



Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Marushka canoeing

Canoeing!

In a brown colorway:


And in blue:
Marushka - canoe (blues and white)

And also in gray!
Marushka silkscreen print - canoe and oar (white, gray, black)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Marushkas go sailing

Sailing prints follow the nautical tendencies of Marushka:

Marushka - two racing sailboats (brown, tan)

Marushka - three sailboats (browns)

Marushka - large sailboat (orange, blue, and white)

Marushka - rainbow sailboat

Marushka - sailboat (brown and orange)

Marushka - sailcraft (brown)

Marushka - sailboat

Monday, November 2, 2009

Marushka sports and hobbies week: golf

This week, Marushka prints featuring sports and hobbies.

There are a couple golf prints I have seen:
Marushka - golfer (browns)

One with a clock!



Mini Golf
Originally uploaded by K. Mikey M.



From the collection of warhof on Flickr.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Marushka et cetera

Among the other Marushka items that have been produced:

Marushka glasses. No pictures - I've seen them on ebay once or twice before.

A stuffed Marushka parrot:
Marushka - parrot - stuffed decoration

A great Marushka apron:
Marushka - birds and stripes - apron

Another apron, from the collection of Marushka Central:


As posted before, Marushka wrapping paper:
marushka wrapping paper

And a Marushka quilt featuring farm life:
Marushka silkscreen quilt - farm theme

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Marushka totebags

To take your Marushkas on the road, pick up a Marushka totebag.

I really like the print on this one:
Marushka - gas pumps - totebag

A squirrel tote, available on Etsy:
Marushka - squirrel bag

From the collection of Marushka Central:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Marushka tea towels

The Marushka fan can also outfit their kitchen with Marushka tea towels:

A towel with three geese:
Marushka - three geese - dishtowel

A towel with three shells:
Marushka - three spiral shells - dishtowel

A weird one - pipes and bow ties. Definitely atypical for Marushka.
Marushka - pipes and bowties - dishtowel

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Marushka potholders

Also for the kitchen, Marusha hot pads:

A set of assorted hot pads, including trees, a shell, birds, and a daffodil:
Marushka - collection of hot pads

More trees, and birds, and flowers:
Marushka - collection of hotpads

A set of dancing frogs from Marushka's offspring, the Michigan Rag Company:
Marushka/Michigan Rag - frogs - hot pads

Monday, October 26, 2009

A week of Marushka items

This week, we're featuring Marushka prints in formats other than prints. These items are usually uncommon relative the prints.


Today, Marushka placements:

A set of four with a berry print, available as a Buy it Now on eBay for under $13.
Marushka - rows of berries - placemats

A wheat print Marushka placemat:
Marushka - wheat - placemats

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

puffins fill in for the penguins

I'll have to dig through my archives to see if I can find another penguin, but this might be the best I have to round out penguin Marushka week - a passel of puffins.

Marushka - bunch of puffins

Thursday, August 13, 2009

the penguins kick it up, Marushka style

Another penguin chorus line, with a polka dot bottom border, from the collection of samzruddled on Flickr.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Penguins in their Marushka habitat

From a recent ebay auction (ended at $13 or so), a posse of penguins (unframed):



And from the same seller (closing at $9), the penguins go for a swim:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Three penguins star in a Marushka

So I'm not sure if I'll run out of pictures before the week is up, but I'm thinking this week's theme will be penguins.

Penguins are an odd fit with Marushka's usual nature silhouettes of shells and sailboats, but certainly a recurrent theme.

To start the week, a penguin print in brown from the collection of Warhof on Flickr.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Marushka in the sun

To end a week of summery Marushkas, a great modern Marushka sun print.

Marushka - sun

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sand dollar Marushka


A great summery sand dollar Marushka on display, from the Flickr collection of Back Garage.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sunflower Marushka

Following the theme of summery Marushkas, a sunflower:

Marushka - sunflower (orange)