The Hanko-Hangö pine by Lotta Fors

The Hanko-Hangö pine by Lotta Fors

Originally published 2021
The Hanko-Hangö pine by Lotta Fors

Finalist in the MyFinlandPoster contest 2021!

In the words of the artist:

Last summer we went for a daytrip to Hanko. It was the first time as an adult. I liked the city with the old, beautiful treehouses, but it was the nature that really caught my eye. There was so much sand and pines! We visited a café based out on the cliffs, just by the sea, surrounded by pines. That is where I got my inspiration for the poster. And from late August evenings that paint the sky pink.

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 every year we 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 – and Hanko – 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.