I’m Mikino. Nice to meet you -- By Carolina Melis

In celebration of the anniversary of the first release of the early Mickey Mouse sketch (known as Steamboat Willie) and its entry into the public domain in 2024 after Disney's copyright expiration, Carolina created her own character, Mikino.


The collection consists of 100 variations of the character design Mikino and combines some of her greatest passions: traditional cartoons and the Memphis Design Movement. Following the research on geometries, compositions, and variations started with Kubikino, Carolina extended the work into a collection that deliberately references and quotes popular culture through one of the most symbolic icons of all time. 

In this work, the handcrafted meets the digital age, symbolically representing the evolution of popular art culture over 100 years.