Réka Király

Réka Király

The artist presents herself:

I am an illustrator, surface designer and children’s book author based in Helsinki, Finland. Driven by a constant fascination with modularity, I am inspired by colour combinations and patterns found in our surroundings. Starting with hand drawn or ink painted elements, I complete the final illustrations and surface pattern designs digitally. My work blends playful shapes with the colours affected by the Nordic light conditions. All taken with a spoonful of humour.

In the past 10 years, I have been working for the likes of Hakola Furniture Company, WSOY, Fisher-Price Ltd., Thames&Hudson, Design Museum Helsinki, Helsinki Design Week, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Paperchase, Come to Finland Publishing Ab Oy. All my work has a unique tongue-in-cheek style.

I come from a creative family – interior designer mother, furniture designer father – and I’m an alumnus of both the Fine Art Academy of Hungary as well as the Aalto University in Helsinki.

In addition to working as an independent designer, I am part of Etana Editions, a curious mix of an independent picture book publisher and a design studio.

I create work of various scale from commercial to non-profit, develop design concepts for print, exhibitions and events. I believe that illustrations and objects made with care and playfulness will light up our curiosity.

Bringing new life to poster art! The Finnish illustrator Réka Király is a part of Come to Finland’s effort to create a renaissance for the almost forgotten genre of poster art. Make reality of your own, or your business’, poster idea through Come to Finland with the artist of your choice. Mail us at posters@cometofinland.fi – together we’ll let creativity flourish!

Check out over 200 classic Finnish travel posters and read more about all the great Finnish poster artists in the digital version of our book ”Come to Finland” (found in three different editions; in English, French and German). After enjoying the posters a while we believe you are ready to order the real thing: the printed coffee table book.