Erik Bruun Sketches MT Washi Tape
Colorful and simple, washi tape can be torn by hand and is easy to reposition. The tape can be used on paper, objects and walls. Washi tape is ideal for temporary decoration, for tiny objects to entire rooms, and for ordinary or special occasions throughout the day, from sealing a lunch bag to making a wrapped gift look special. Not only that but it is made from paper so it is biodegradable and compostable.
This washi tape design is a part of a special collaboration with Finnish graphic designer Erik Bruun who was born in Viipuri (a part of Russia since 1944) April 7th 1926. During the war he moved with his family to Helsinki where he 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.
- one roll of MT brand washi tape
- 30 mm wide x 7 m long
- 1.25 inches wide x 23 feet long
- made in Japan
Meet the Makers
MT is the original brand of washi paper masking tape, created by the 100 year old paper adhesives company Kamoi Kakoshi and produced in Japan. In 2006, the company offered a tour to three women in Tokyo who were using their industrial tapes for beautiful craft projects. Amazed by this surprising and wonderful usage, Kamoi Kakoshi was inspired to develop an entirely new and original category of tape: MT brand washi tape. The superior level of ‘just right’ adhesion allows MT to be easily repositioned on most objects and to be used on painted walls without damaging paint.