Marimekko 70th Anniversary : The Art of Printmaking Book


Marimekko is one of the most recognised and loved Nordic brands. It is timeless, unpretentious and committed to values of equality and sustainability. We are so proud to represent Marimekko in Newcastle, and Australia via our online store and this book will certainly be going straight to our coffee table!

This year we join Marimekko in celebrating their 70th Anniversary. The Art of Printmaking book has been released in conjunction with the celebrations, to tell the story of Marimekko's most iconic designs.Blending archival photographs and advertisements with modern campaign imagery as well as newly commissioned photography. Four distinct sections guide the reader through the Marimekko philosophy and lifestyle, via its factory in Herttoniemi, where fabrics have been created from the very beginning, on to a rich sourcebook of patterns and finally to the brand’s ultra-sustainable, super-creative future.

In ‘Art of Printmaking’, follow the making of the iconic Unikko (poppy) print, its multiple variants and colourways, and discover how an initial idea evolves from sketch to dress, through colour trials and printing table. Learn Marimekko’s unique ‘Language of Pattern’, through in-depth explorations of its iconic patterns, interspersed with the themes – floral, minimalistic, architectural – that make up Marimekko’s vivid lexicon. In ‘Making Marimekko’ and ‘Marimekko Next’, discover the past, present, and future of this creative powerhouse, in the voices of its own creative talents. Dive into the exhilarating tale of Marimekko’s success and an unstoppable whirlwind of breath-taking imagery.

The author, Laird Borrelli-Persson, is Archive Editor at 

The 272-page book is wrapped in a biodegradable shrink wrap.

  • Height: 30.50 cm
  • Width: 25.50 cm