Koe Satakunta by Ellen Portin

Koe Satakunta by Ellen Portin

Originally published 2016
Koe Satakunta by Ellen Portin

Honorary mention in the poster contest ”Come to Satakunta” (2016)!

In the words of the artist Ellen Portin:

I chose some different elements that represented Satakunta and tried to create a picture out of them. Since sea buckthorns are the landscape flower and also really beautiful I wanted them to be the centre of the picture.

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.