Hartiatoys is a Montreal, Canada-based graphic design company, whose name comes from combining "HARTIA" (the word for "paper" in certain Slavic languages) and "TOYS". It was founded in 2001 as a partnership between Atanas Mihaltchev and Maria Valkova. Hartiatoys produces Couplicoles (taken from the French for cut-fold-paste), paper toys which are easy and fun to make. Designed for arts & crafts lovers of all ages, they are perfect for group activities. Couplicoles are also a great way for parents and grand-parents to spend quality time with their children, teaching them how to cut, fold and assemble colorful 3D characters. The company's founder, Atanas Mihaltchev, is a professional graphic designer, who has won several awards for his original creations.