This website shows early graphic design by Dick Bruna, well known creator of the Miffy character. From 1957 till 1970 Dick Bruna (1927-2017) designed book covers in the "Black Bears" paperback series of A.W.Bruna & Son in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He experimented with collage and montage, and was influenced by Matisse, Leger and Mondrian in the development of his unique style. These clear designs became iconical trade-marks and a landmark in international graphic design. Furthermore, Dick Bruna designed publicity posters for the books, and in this period he also created charity posters and issued hand-signed art prints in limited editions.

You will find a selection of these vintage Black Bears books, posters and prints. You can order the original work shown on this website. Most books have standard prices. Black Bear posters are very scarce and this effects prices. This is also the case with prints in limited editions or hand signed prints.

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