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


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.