Erik Bruun is a Finnish graphic designer born in Viipuri April 7th 1926. Bruun spent his childhood in Säiniö, outside Viipuri, since 1944 part of Russia. During the war the family moved to Helsinki where Bruun started to study graphic design at the University of Art and Design. He graduated as a graphic designer in 1950. In 1953 he founded his graphics company.Bruun has designed a numerous amount of logotypes, brand guidelines, posters, books, annual reports for Forest Industry companies stamps and even Finnish banknotes. His latest effort is the joint project of designing textiles with Vallila Interiors.His posters, postcards and stamps mainly describe the Finnish beautiful nature. He has designed the symbol for The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation, a Pro Bono -act that describes his deep love for the nature and his concern about it's sustainability. In 2007, Bruun in was awarded the Pro Finlandia medal. The Art's Council of Finland has granted him the title Professor, a tribute to Erik Bruun's long-term work in the arts.
PAPIER TIGRE was born in 2011.We are based in central creative Paris in the 3rd arrondissement at the number 5,rue des Filles du Calvaire. We conceive,manufacture and retail a growing range of lovely items for your desk,your house and your written correspondence.We are very sensitive to colors,patterns,basic materials and new technologies-and we try to mix all of these into our great products.Everything is made from our Paris based office and we handle the entire thing ourselves- from the idea to the sales.We also aim to pay a particular attention to creativity,materials,their origins,their quality.We try to go away as much as we can,often very far,often quite close to our every day life, to find new inspiration and give life to new ideas from our Paris office.