UPDATED: MinaLima Announces New Illustrated Classic and Opens Tokyo Pop-up
MinaLima is adding another beautifully designed illustrated classic to their collection! The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales will be published on March 22, making it the fourth reimagined storybook creation in their recent series of illustrated fairy tales.
The illustrated collection is published by Harper Design and currently contains Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, and Beauty and the Beast. The latest addition is an unabridged version of Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 collection of beloved fairy tales. The hardcover book contains 13 of Andersen’s most popular children’s tales, including “The Little Mermaid,” “Thumbelina,” “The Snow Queen,” “The Princess and the Pea,” “The Ugly Duckling,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”
All of the illustrated classic stories contain specially commissioned, elegant, and elaborate artwork, creating appeal with lovers of art as well as literature. The intricate design of these classics also makes them valuable items in the eyes of many collectors. The books are unique from other children’s books since they contain multiple interactive features that are engaging and hands-on in addition to being intricately crafted. The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales advertises ten exclusive interactive features, including a dial of six dancing mermaids, a duckling transforming into a swan, a mattress that pulls away to reveal a pea, and the Snow Queen’s magical palace.
To celebrate the launch of their latest book, MinaLima is opening a themed gallery to the public within their London-based House of MinaLima on April 25, 2018. The event will feature the book’s artwork as limited-edition prints as well as prints from all three of their previously published illustrated classics. During the release party, 250 editions of each print, numbered, embossed and signature-stamped, will be available for guests to purchase.
Copies of The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales signed by Eduardo Lima and Miraphora Mina can be pre-ordered online for £20.00 on MinaLima’s website.
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Along with the recent announcement of the addition of their latest illustrated classic, MinaLima is also currently hosting a series of pop-up events in Japan. The first one is taking place right now in Tokyo from March 15 to April 16, 2018.
The event is being held at the Tokyo Sky Tree in Solamachi. For the event, MinaLima will present a curated selection of their iconic designs from both the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films as well as their three currently available Harper Design illustrated classics and pieces from their Collective Noun series. At the pop-up, guests will be able to purchase limited-edition prints, stationery, and other accessories.