HAPPY EASTER!

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Easter fills us with hope, joy and warmth and the perfect way to voice our sentiments: an endearing easter greeting that is as sunny as spring done by our Mikko Saarainen

Happy Easter everyone!

JUSSI KAAKINEN FOR THE FINNISH CULTURAL FOUNDATION

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Our dashing illustrator Jussi Kaakinen was commissioned to make several illustrations for The Finnish Cultural Foundation’s Regional Funds. Jussi made each of the 17 regional funds their own illustrations and they look amazing!

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Every last one of the illustrations is judiciously and skillfully made with the utmost artistic vision to represent the region, the cityscape and the personality of the area. Some of the illustrations depict cities of the region, some the most famous buildings but all of them reflect the feel of the area. Jussi Kaakinen really is the master of elegant illustrations!

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The Finnish Cultural Foundation’s activities cover all parts of Finland. The Foundation’s 17 regional funds concentrate on promoting and developing the arts, the sciences, and other fields of endeavor at the regional level through annual grants and awards, events and projects.

You can read more about the Finnish Cultural Foundation here and be dazzled by the illustrations here.

PAULIINA MÄKELÄ FOR KUUKAUSILIITE

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Our illustrator Pauliina Mäkelä brings the beauty into Kuukausiliite. Kuukausiliite made an article about Artificial Intelligence and commissioned Pauliina and two other illustrators to create illustrations for the story. Pauliina created a hauntingly beautiful illustration with a profound meaning for the article. Her illustration includes the phrase: ” Ceci nest pas l’amour” (This is not love). Her take on the subject is very distinct and the illustration is splendid. We think her illustration speaks for itself, no unnecessary praising acquired!! Whopping stuff Pauliina!

Kuukausiliite is published every first Saturday of the month (attached to Helsingin Sanomat) - it has exclusive and profound stories that make you cry, laugh and think. To read the article and check out the illustrations you can read the article online here or download the iPad version here.