I am very excited to announce the coming launch of a new line of “lucky 5” mugs, stickers and posters by Marguerite&Gribouilli.
The idea came about at the end of last year, after I came back from a trip to Morocco, the country where I grew up. As I was enjoying the sunny weather, heart-warming cuisine and local crafts markets, I started thinking about the Moroccan graphics. Moroccan art has a lot to offer in terms of intricate and elaborate patterns. But I realized that the local craftsmanship had seen very few changes. As if these traditional patterns were almost sacred.
Back in Hong Kong, I moved into my new office and was looking for a good luck charm to hang by the door. Since I moved to Hong Kong seven years ago, I have become increasingly aware of the importance of the good luck charms in the Chinese culture. And so in order to embrace the ways of my host country, I decided to revisit one of the oldest talismans in Moroccan culture, the khamsa (which literally means five, as in five fingers of the hand). This very ancient symbol is known to ward off bad fortune.
I had a lot of fun playing with different color combinations and mixing up the patterns. The resulting design has inspired a collection of posters, stickers and mugs which will be available on the online store on the 25th of March!