17 October 2013

darwin: a watercolour painting of a girl with red hair flowing round her (flameheaded)
I've not heard of Maru & Friends until now, but they are a company that specialise in making dolls of colour (there are a few white dolls too but the emphasis seems to be on the characters of colour, particularly the main character who's a Hispanic immigrant to the USA). As they're an American company they're focussed on people that you'd find in the States (like Hispanic and Black people).

Little Ghost is an artist in Manchester who designed the covers for the 'Girl for All Time' books and did the face concepts. Her art style is dreamy, feminine and a bit unearthly. I rather like it!

There was American Girl, Maplelea Girls and A Girl for All Time: now there's Australian Girl. I was wondering if there was an Australian Girl, as I knew there were equivalent companies in the UK and Canada (American Girl were the first of these '$COUNTRY girl' lines to come out.) There are some differences though; Maplelea and Australian Girl seem to be focussed on modern-day characters while American Girl and A Girl for All Time have large historical components.

Tootsa MacGinty are a company that make gender-neutral clothing for children. Obviously we haven't got any direct need for this (kids are not on the cards for quite some time!) but I like the idea of colourful, fun clothing for children of all genders. Too bad they're so expensive though.

Supermundane is an artist in London who has lots of lovely geometric and colourful and intricate pieces of artwork!

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