EERO LAMPINEN JOINS NAPA AGENCY
It’s been a while since we last welcomed a new talent to our roster. Even though most of our illustrators are experienced professionals, it’s important for us also to introduce new emerging talents. Hereby we warmly welcome Eero Lampinen to join the Napa Crew!
Eero Lampinen (b. 1988) spent his childhood in Belgium. He’s now living in Helsinki and studying at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Eero’s most important tools are watercolors, paint brushes and ink. He likes to combine drawing techniques with computer graphics. Eero is interested in comics, screen-printing and designing printed matters. Old children’s books, pop culture and oddity of life inspires Eero.
See more of Eero’s work at his portfolio.
1:54 pm • 14 February 2013 • 5 notes
ILJA KARSIKAS FOR RUISROCK FESTIVAL
Ilja Karsikas was commissioned to illustrate a new visual identity for the Finnish music festival Ruisrock. Ruisrock festival is the oldest rock festival in Finland and also the second oldest in the whole of Europe.
Check out the website to see Ilja’s illustrations and to know more about the festival: http://www.ruisrock.fi
10:53 am • 6 February 2013 • 5 notes
COMING SOON! I just left a batch of selected images from my book VEDEN VALTIAAT (Rulers of the Water) to a printing house. In a short while they will be available for purchase as high quality postcards, either individually or as the whole series.
Also, the book itself will be available for direct purchase. At the moment it’s unfortunately available only in Finnish, but we’re currently looking for a foreign publisher.
More details in a few days!
12:52 pm • 5 February 2013 • 3 notes
FAIRY TALE CITY
This red elephant friend is called Keksijä Punainen (“Inventor Red”). He’s been illustrated by Ilja Karsikas for the book “Keksijä Punainen ja hatun varjo" ("Inventor Red and the Shadow of a Hat”) written by Heimo Hatakka.
The Helsinki City Planning Department’s exhibition space Laituri has organized an exhibition on theme “What would the city look like if children and childlike people were the ones to decide upon matters?”. The exhibition Satukaupunki (“Fairy Tale City”) is based on the book by Karsikas and Hatakka.
The Satukaupunki exhibition will be open at Laituri from 29 January to 16 February. Laituri will be giving out the fairy tale book “Keksijä Punainen ja hatun varjo” to the first 500 children who visit the exhibition and draw their own dream house.
Narinkka 2, Helsinki (Narinkka Square)
Tue - Fri 10-18
2:13 pm • 29 January 2013 • 8 notes
KASPER STRÖMMAN IS GRAPHIC DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Kasper Strömman has been awarded as Graphic Designer of the Year 2013 by Grafia – Associate of Visual Communication Designers in Finland! The title was announced today at Grafia’s and Ornamo’s (Finnish Association of Designers) Designer Awards 2013 held in Helsinki.
Grafia describes Kasper as “an ideapreneur, catalyzer, questioner, stand-up comic in the field of graphic design and a professional who has an ability to open the eyes of his colleagues”. Kasper is especially noticed for his humorous blog The Kasper Stromman Design Blog.
We’re really really happy for this selection! Not only Kasper being one of the talented illustrators in Napa’s roster, but also being our trusted graphic designer. Kasper has designed Napa Agency’s logo, visual materials, and last but not least the book “Yellow City” which was Napa’s contribution to World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. Click here to see Kasper’s illustration portfolio.
The award for the Graphic Designer of the Year is awarded annually without applying, primarily for outstanding work noted in the field of graphic design, or any other activity that enhances the level and appreciation of Finnish graphic design.
1:20 pm • 18 January 2013 • 15 notes
MARKO TURUNEN FOR LONG PLAY
Long Play is a new Finnish publication focusing on slow journalism. Long Play publishes exploratory articles, wide reportages, profiles and other long stories in digital form. Marko Turunen was commissioned to illustrate the cover and first article about football and corruption, which was published today!
2:11 pm • 16 January 2013 • 6 notes
BIG MOTHER # 3: RIIKKA SORMUNEN
Nobrow’s book series Big Mother is showcasing Riikka Sormunen’s work on its latest edition. The publication is a large A3 format of Riikka’s latest illustrations. There’s only a limited edition of 2000 copies available, so hurry up if you want to catch this beauty. Order your copy here!
3:52 pm • 10 January 2013 • 2 notes
JENNI TUOMINEN FOR FISKARS
Jenni Tuominen has illustrated packages for Fiskars. Fiskars is a leading global supplier of branded consumer products for home, garden and outdoors.
Agency: Wonder Helsinki.
12:50 pm • 9 January 2013 • 2 notes
THE ALBUM DESIGN BY JUSSI KARJALAINEN IS NOMINATED FOR THE BEST ALBUM COVER OF THE YEAR 2012 AT EMMA AWARDS
The nominees for the Finnish music industry awards “Emma Gaala” have been announced! If you take a look at the “Best Album Cover of the Year 2012" category, you’ll see that Jussi Karjalainen is on the race with his design for the Finnish band PMMP’s latest album “Rakkaudesta” (“About Love”). Audience will choose the winner by voting at here.
2:26 pm • 8 January 2013 • 2 notes
(Terhi’s worktable, photo by Terhi Ekebom)
ILLUSTRATOR OF THE MONTH / JANUARY 2013: TERHI EKEBOM
Terhi Ekebom is a Helsinki-based artist, graphic designer and illustrator. She graduated from the University of Arts and Design Helsinki in 2000 and EVTEK (now Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences) in 2002, after studying art and graphic design.
Terhi’s work has been displayed in various exhibitions e.g. at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki. She applies several different techniques and likes to do murals and comics. Her published comic albums include Cow’s Dream (2001), Stella di Natale (2004), Uusissa maisemissa (2005), Honeymoon Island (2007), and Voyage (2010). Her work is also included in a number of anthologies.
Please read Terhi’s interview here. Our “Illustrator of the Month” interview series is coming to an end at least for now after interviewing all the Napa illustrators.
TERHI’S SIX FAVOURITES:
Art equipment: Pencil 0,5 HB
Drawing subject: Flowers, plants, shoes, creatures, animals.
Artist: Material innovations by Anu Tuominen, staircase sculptures by Louise Bourgeois.
Book: Italo Calvino: ”Invisible Cities”
Travel Destination: Buenos Aires is very enticing.
Gallery/Museum: Hallwylska Museet in Stockholm. Especially the guided tour was mind-stirring.
3:06 pm • 2 January 2013 • 4 notes