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Amnesty International Poster by Tove and Lars Jansson (1980s)



It is said that Moomin creator Tove Jansson and her brother - the cartoonist Lars Jansson, who took on the Moomin comic strip in order to alleviate some of the burdens on his sister’s time - began working with a local branch of Amnesty International during the 1980s. During this period, the group was facing criticism from a number of foreign governments, including the USSR which accused it of conducting espionage. The Janssons were allegedly drawn to Amnesty’s ongoing campaigns against torture and on behalf of prisoners of conscience, collaborating with the group to produce this one-off poster of popular characters including Moomintroll, Moominmamma and Moominpappa locked behind bars.



Poster for Amnesty International by Tove and Lars Jansson (1980s)

via Lily.fi (photo by juliaihminen)

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