Tove Jansson. The creator of Moomin characters. Helsinki. Even though she was a swede/finn I think Moomi's are one of the best finnish things ever. Design, caracter, story, moral and emotional appeal wise.
“My mission in life is to make everybody as uneasy as possible. I think we should all be as uneasy as possible, because that's what the world is like.” ― Edward Gorey, Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey