Pommi by Annika Mannström

Pommi by Annika Mannström

Originally published 2019
Pommi by Annika Mannström

5th place, Finnish travel poster of the year, 2019!

The artist presents her artwork:

My poster is inspired by a bike ride from Mikkeli to Savonlinna. I made the trip with a friend of mine, and the day was so warm and beautiful so we just had to stop in Sulkava for a refreshing dip. We enjoyed it in different ways, one of us was happy to float around calmly while the other one wanted to make spectacular impacts on the mirror-like surface. In reality the roles were changed, but I wanted to draw the situation like this. ⁣⁣

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 annually 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.