How the bear lost his tail?
Inspired by a classic international fable, about a naive bear and his shrewd friend, the fox!


This design is inspired by the theme of Romanian and also international folklore, in particular that of animal tales. In this case, we were inspired by the famous children’s story How The Bear Lost His Tail.

Which animal(s) did you choose as a visual and why?

The Fox and The Bear, because they are the main characters of the story

What culture or region does the animal stand for?

Romanian culture

What story does your design tell?

In this story, children are told why the bear has such a short tail. The story goes: one winter day Bear asked Fox how he got a hold so many fish. “Oho.” said the Fox (who knew a sucker when he saw one) “Just use your tail!” said he. So Bear - ever the patient fellow - stood with his tail in the lake waiting for the carp and salmon to bite. And he waited and waited, ‘till the lake froze over (as The Fox knew it would) and poor Bear lost his tail!

What style did you choose for your design and why?

Illustration, natural feel, because it's my favourite and it fits best with the design.

Please make sure you have filled out your country of origin in your profile! It’s important that the regional Victorinox team understands the cultural background of your design.

Romania, Iași

Have you used any third-party material? Even if you’ve modified or combined it, please know that in this project no stock material is accepted. See “Guidelines, regulations & comments” (in the brief)

No, I didn't

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We are a husband & wife team who are passionate about design and illustrations!

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