Illustration by Anna Virtanen, Anna’s worktable
ILLUSTRATOR OF THE MONTH / NOVEMBER 2012: ANNA VIRTANEN
Anna Virtanen is an illustrator and animation director living in Helsinki. She likes to work by drawing, doing collages, and by cutting tiny paper figures. Her animations and illustrations are inspired by unexpected color combinations, odd situations, surprises and accidental inventions. During her free time, Anna likes to visit museums and to stare at people at trams.
Anna’s drawn animations “Lauantai” (“Saturday”, 2005) and “Kuolema keltaisessa talossa” (“Death in a Yellow House”, 2008) have been featured at international festivals, winning awards in Finland, Sweden and Czech Republic.
You’ll find Anna’s interview here.
ANNA’S SIX FAVOURITES:
Art equipment: Ball point pen
Drawing place: Kitchen table
Artist: Sophie Calle
Museum: I have heard of the secret egg museum at the Helsinki University. I would like to be able to visit it.
Café: “Kahvisiskot” at the Hakaniemi Market