Summer in Helsinki by Kalle Särkkä

Summer in Helsinki by Kalle Särkkä

Originally published 2020
Summer in Helsinki by Kalle Särkkä

Finalist in the My Finland Poster 2020 contest!

In the words of the artist:

My summer Helsinki is made up of several pieces. The poster shows the contrasts between nature and urban culture, which in Helsinki support each other instead of excluding each other. In my work I also wanted to give the viewer room for interpretation, as well as the opportunity to discover new things every time you look at the poster.

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.