Tove Jansson’s poster for Amnesty International

Throughout her career Tove Jansson allowed Moomins to be used by different organizations that aligned with her values. One of these organizations was Amnesty International that even today reflects Tove Jansson’s values and her belief in equal rights. These projects not only show who Tove Jansson was as an artist but also who she was as a human being.

In the 1980s Tove Jansson illustrated a postcard for Amnesty International and together with her brother Lars Jansson she made also a poster for good cause. This co-operation between Amnesty’s Swedish-speaking local group and Tove and Lars Jansson was in the early 1980s when the local volunteer group number 23 in Kauniainen, Finland, acted actively to release the prisoners of conscience.

Tove Jansson Amnesty International

Because the themes and values in Tove Jansson’s Moomin stories are relevant even today, Amnesty International has reproduced the Moomin poster from the 80s. This beautiful poster can now be bought from Amnesty International’s webshop. The delivery is within the EU countries.


Photos: Amnesty International