Peter de Sève is an award winning, legendary illustrator and character designer that straddles the line between timeless illustrations to modern, sharp designs. Having established a career over decades in designing for major feature films for studios like Pixar and Blue Sky Studios and publications like the New Yorker, we knew his designs would allow us to develop something truly unique and sentimental, rich with history and emotion.
With Peter’s help, Grandma and Grandson Rabbit’s designs feel connected to each other yet allow their distinct personalities to shine through. They’re opposites, and that’s written in everything from their different heights to different postures. But we can also see that they’re family. Their facial expressions and body language are bursting with the same emotional power and transcendence. They each have unique yet cohesive embroidered silk patterns, and when these unite with their fuzzy felt material, the characters’ evoke a whimsical tribute to the past that’s both charming and tactile.