Tourist-on-a-bike by Ivan Durakov

Tourist-on-a-bike by Ivan Durakov

Originally published 2021
Tourist-on-a-bike by Ivan Durakov

Finalist in the MyFinlandPoster contest 2021!

In the words of the artist:

I have always liked Finland. Kalevala, independent comic shops and Lapland. I chose a vivid image of a modern young man in my poster. It is precisely the orientation towards modernity that is lacking in most urban spaces around the world. The font I created for this poster is also focused on boldness and brightness.

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.