Things we love for kids: mini & maximus

mini & maximus spring 2012 collection rock paper scissors

Mini & Maximus stands out as one of my favorites for children because of it’s unique sense of super cool kiddie style that celebrates the creativity & whimsy of children. I also love its dedication to collaborations with not just fantastic adult artists, but superb mini-artists as well. Each season Mini & Maximus produces a collaborative effort with an established or up and coming artist (the Mini & Maximus ArtCollab) and also produces some pretty fabulous child art collaborations for its t-shirts too (Art Tees for Kids by Kids). The result is a very stylish line of tees and prints that will make everyone feel very, very cool. Below is a selection of images from the new Rock Paper Scissors collection. My favorite is this collection’s Art Tees for Kids By Kids, Fly Sky High, but all are highly unique, creative and lots of fun, everything children’s clothing should be.

This season’s collaborations include one with Novella Royale, a recycled luxury handbag & clothing line that uses recycled leathers and vintage fabrics to create one-of-a-kind pieces. The collaboration has resulted in the fringe tees and genie pants that you’ll find within the Rock Paper Scissors colleciton. Other ArtCollab Pieces include those from artists Frida Wannerberger and Maia C. Larkin.

Be sure to check out the selection from past collections, Imperfectly Perfect (I adore the Stop Monkeying Around Tee), La Gang de Rebelles (You can still find a tank with the fantastic Masked image from Fee Harding) and Fictitious Figures (I wish Sasha’s Scribbles & Yola’s Little Tiger came in my size), for a whole lot more fun.  The Prints are a great way to add some of this fabulous art to your children’s room or playroom. (3 of my favorite posters just happen to be in the shot included below, so I dropped it in too.) Daily exposure to fabulously, creative images is the best way to inspire your children to have a love of art and to express themselves. While visiting the site, you can view the full gallery of images from this & past collections (I love that green tongue shot & the angel wings) and also read interviews with the collaborating artists plus read more about Mini & Maximus’ aim to celebrate what makes a child a child through a love of art, which is pretty fantastic. And if you’ve got your own super fabulous artist, you can even submit artwork for consideration. Everything Mini & Maximus produces is pretty fantastically cool, but what I love the most is their dedication to bringing art and a love of art to children in a way that encourages them to hold on to what makes them so exceedingly special from the very start. (you can go directly to our gallery of images here if the slideshow is acting up)