July 24, 2013

I'm curious about Marüshka

I know I've seen it. I've loved it.  It's bold, graphic, inspired by nature, and by now considered vintage. I think my aunt has one or two. I just never knew the name – Marüshka.

Marüshka is the name of a local silk screen company founded in 1971 right here in west Michigan (Grand Haven to be exact). I love the story of Richard Sweet, the founder, a high school art teacher who quit his job to follow his passion and start the company. I've seen prints hanging on walls and I know there was clothing but I am also told there was fabric you could buy  – how cool would that be?!

Want to know more?

Check out:
• A blog devoted to Marüshka prints
• A post by Apartment Therapy
• Introduction to Marüshka by Study Hall

Want to buy some?

Check out:
Limited edition reprints by a company called Study Hall
Marüshka Handprints – offering clothing


  1. Pretty sure my parents have one in their basement...it's been there forever and I never knew the name. So funny! Guess I'll have to appreciate it more now ;)

  2. Mom and Dad had one hanging in our old house in the living room for years! I wonder what happened to it...