Close your eyes by Adrienn Széll

Close your eyes by Adrienn Széll

Originally published 2017
Close your eyes by Adrienn Széll

3rd place: Finnish Travel Poster of the Year 2017!

The artist presents her poster:

When we lived in Finland some years ago, my daughter told a story about a girl, whose hair is so long that she can reach from Finland to Mexico. Her tale inspired me to draw this daydreaming girl, with a little bit shorter hair, covered with lots of small pieces of our Finnish memories.

Surely travel posters can’t simply remain a cry from the past?

Absolutely not. We live in a completely visual world where the picture is stronger than ever. That’s why the following question hit us: How would contemporary artists depict Finland of today?

We could not let that thought go, so since 2016 we continuously arrange international travel poster contests and we’ve also asked specific graphic designers and artists to create new Finnish travel posters for us.

So now Finland once again attracts travellers with glamour and cries of joy from paradise. With the help of the travel poster!

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.