Children in East and West by Ingrid Vang Nyman
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Children in East and West by Ingrid Vang Nyman

During her short life, the illustrator Ingrid Vang Nyman hardly travelled beyond her native Denmark and Sweden, where she lived and helped create Pippi Longstocking and many other wonderful books. But a new exhibition celebrating her centenary shows that a fascination for distant lands and cultures ran deep throughout her work. In the Christmas of … Continue reading

Ingrid Vang Nyman’s Garden
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Ingrid Vang Nyman’s Garden

My personal source of hygge is the work of the Danish artist Ingrid Vang Nyman, best known for her work on Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking. At first glance her work could be mistaken for being a bit twee (rather like hygge itself), but spend more time with it and you notice the off-kilter angles, the flat colours and a sense of all pervading oddness. Continue reading

Pippi’s Christmas Guests by Astrid Lindgren and Ingrid Vang Nyman
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Pippi’s Christmas Guests by Astrid Lindgren and Ingrid Vang Nyman

Nobody does Christmas quite like Pippi Longstocking. Last year the pigtailed pirate’s daughter put on an after christmas party that culminated in the guests climbing the tree to recover their presents. In Pippi’s Christmas Guests, taken from the second volume of comics by Astrid Lindgren and Ingrid Vang Nyman, our hero faces spending December 25th … Continue reading