ELINA MINN: MINUS GREEN
"Pink is what’s left over from white light when you take out the green"
Elina Minn's installation Minus Green will be exhibited at Napa Gallery in Helsinki from 1st to 24th November. Welcome to the oppening TODAY at 6 pm!
Napa Gallery & Shop
Eerikinkatu 18, Helsinki
Tue-Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10:29 am • 31 October 2012
CHRISTER NUUTINEN & RULERS OF THE WATER
Christer Nuutinen’s wide illustration project, the book called "Veden valtiaat: totta ja tarua" (“Rulers of the water: facts and fictions”) was published just recently. Christer made over 80 amazing illustrations for this book written by a writer and anthropologist Marjut Hjelt.
"Rulers of the water" is an absorbing plunge into the fabled world of mythical aquatic beings. The book gives readers a detailed introduction to an international panoply of gods, including ancient Greek, Hindu, Sumerian, ancient Egyptian, Aztec, Roman and Scandinavian sea gods.
Christer and Marjut will be talking about the book TOMORROW at the Finnish Literature Society SKS’s presentation day at 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm. If you’re around, please stop by to hear how the illustrations for the book was made!
SKS Presentation Day: Christer Nuutinen & Marjut Hjelt
Hallituskatu 1, Helsinki
12:24 pm • 30 October 2012 • 4 notes
JUKKA PYLVÄS FOR THE BOOK “MAD MANNERS”
Jukka Pylväs has made infographics for a fresh new book called “Mad Manners - Seikkailijan etiketti" ("Mad Manners - Adventurer’s etiguette"). The book is written by the Finnish Madventures duo, well-known for their popular adventure show "Madventures". The book is a humorous etiguette guide for all travellers. The guide will teach you how to survive in all kinds of embarrassing situations while travelling through different cultures.
See more Jukka’s illustrations at our reference page.
12:05 pm • 25 October 2012
WALL ART BY JENNI ROPE AND TERHI EKEBOM
Jenni Rope and Terhi Ekebom have made this long and beautiful artwork to the Helsinki University Main Library Kaisa House. "Pienet maailmat" ("Small Worlds") artwork is made on the 19 meters long wall at the library’s hallway with prints and by painting. The project was commissioned by the Finnish State Art Collection and the artwork belongs to the State Art Collection.
See more pictures at Jenni Rope’s website. You can download the press release here (in Finnish).
Helsinki University Library - Main Library
Kaisa-talo / Kaisa House
Fabianinkatu 30, Helsinki
Mon-Fri 9 am - 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm.
3:30 pm • 22 October 2012 • 6 notes
INSTALLATION BY ILJA KARSIKAS TO THE HELSINKI CENTRAL STATION
The “Kaivopuisto” installation by Ilja Karsikas will be seen at the Helsinki Central Station starting on Monday October 8th. Ilja has made the installation in co-operation with Finnish author Antti Nylén and musician Samae Koskinen.
The installation is based on Antti Nylén’s text which he wrote to our “Yellow City – Illustrated Strories from Helsinki” book. Inspired by the nature of the Kaivopuisto park and the text by Nylén, Ilja did a five-piece illustration for the book. Later on, that provided the basis for the large scale panorama.
For the exhibition, Ilja asked singer-songwriter Samae Koskinen to design the surrounding sound scape. Samae took to the task and composed a simultaneously majestic and minimalist piece for the piano. In the background you can hear sounds recorded in Kaivopuisto.
The essay, the illustrations, plus the music form a unique and a coherent whole when displayed together. What we get is the result of three artists joining their forces to present their combined vision of Kaivopuisto park.
The “Kaivopuisto” installation will be exhibited at the Helsinki Central Station for 2 weeks until 21st of October.
3:28 pm • 5 October 2012 • 6 notes
(Christer’s work table. Illustration by Christer Nuutinen.)
THE ILLUSTRATOR OF THE MONTH / OCTOBER 2012: CHRISTER NUUTINEN
Christer Nuutinen has graduated as Master of Arts at the Aalto University in Helsinki in 2002. He has put his digital media skills to good use over the years but traditional illustration is also close to his heart.
You can read Christer’s interview here.
CHRISTER’S SIX FAVOURITES:
Art equipment: Wacom and modeling clay
Drawing subject: Mythological creatures
Music: Klaus Nomi: Simple Man
Movie: Nicolas Roeg: The Man Who Fell To Earth
Comic: David Collier: Portraits from Life
12:44 pm • 4 October 2012 • 7 notes
POSTER ILLUSTRATION BY MARKO TURUNEN
Marko Turunen illustrated the latest poster for Helsinki Roller Derby. Next bout will be played on Saturday October 6th at Pasila Sporthall in Helsinki. Tickets for the game can be bought from Tiketti.
Click here to see all the posters we’ve made for HRD so far.
3:39 pm • 3 October 2012 • 7 notes
MARKO TURUNEN AT THE COMICFESTIVAL HAMBURG
Marko Turunen's exhibition is part of the Comicfestival Hamburg's program! Marko's works can be seen at the Vorwerkstift on Sept 29–30. The opening will be tomorrow at 8 pm. Marko will be there too so if you’re around, go and say hello to him!
We’ve got more good news especially for all the German speaking comic fans! Some of Marko’s comics has been published in German by Mami Verlag. You can buy your copy here.
Vorwerkstraße 21, 20357 Hamburg
4:28 pm • 27 September 2012 • 2 notes
JENNI ROPE’S WORKS AT THE BEGINNINGS GALLERY
Jenni Rope's works will be exhibited at the Beginnings gallery in New York starting tomorrow! The Beginning group show is representing works of nearly thirty international artists. If you're around, be sure to stop by the opening tomorrow at 7-10 pm. Find out more information at the gallery’s website.
The Beginning, Sept 27 — Oct 17
11am – 7pm
Thursday – Sunday
110 Meserole Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
cntmpryart: Jenni Rope, Oksalla (2011)
1:34 pm • 26 September 2012 • 31 notes
INFOGRAPHICS BY JUKKA PYLVÄS
Jukka Pylväs makes infographics utilising technique using scale models. We asked Jukka to tell us little about this technique.
"It’s a sort of a low tech trick illustration. I like illustrations with perspective, three dimensional features and shades, just like in real life. I still don’t want to use 3D programming because of the artificial feeling they create. I prefer a handcrafted way of doing things, which often translates into quality, as well. Often I’m also required to to do illustrations which are informative and journalistic in their content, which is why I have used the technique in infographics.
I take photographs of small settings which I have composed. The backdrop, the blueprint and the objects are graphically clear. The objects have been made by wrapping suitable wooden objects into mapped graphics. That way, I’m able to take pictures from the air without a helicopter. I can shoot an ocean liner in my living room in the setting and lighting I wish, should the need arise. The crux here is similar to vintage film techniques for trick photos. The pictures appearing like they were taken from air have this certain kind of a Hollywood-esque feeling to them.
The process has many phases and it requires a lot of delicate craftsmanship. It’s a nice change for drawing, which is just essentially sitting at one spot. The end result is an illusion of reality, in which objects have been simplified in a funny way.”
See more Jukka’s illustrations here.
1:05 pm • 18 September 2012 • 5 notes