Miffy Plush yellow 9.5"
Dick Bruna 1955 for Sekiguchi / Official Miffy Merchandise
Miffy (Dutch: nijntje, pronounced [ˈn-ij-n-tje]) is a fictional rabbit appearing in a series of picture books drawn and written by Dutch artist Dick Bruna. The original Dutch name, "nijntje", is a shortening of the diminutive konijntje, "little rabbit". The first Miffy book was produced in 1955 and almost thirty others have followed.
At first Miffy looked like a toy animal with floppy ears, but by 1963, her design was changed to her current incarnation, a stylized form of a rabbit. Miffy is drawn in a graphic style, with minialist black graphic lines. Bruna chose to only use black, white, the primary colours (red, yellow, and blue), green, orange, brown, and grey. It is his use of primarily primary colors that makes Miffy instantly recognisable, and also popular with preschoolers, because of her bright and intense simplistic colours. [Wikipedia]