Kuopion talvikisat

December 7, 2018 2:56 pm Published by

Most of the regions, cities and travel companies in Finland created posters and images of their own, just like the city of Kuopio in the region of Savo has done here. The idea was naturally to lure travels from near and afar to Finland. We continuously seek more information about all images in our product […]

The Traveling Couple

December 7, 2018 2:29 pm Published by

As Päivi Hovi demonstrates in her excellent book MainoskuvaSuomessa (The Advertising Image in Finland), the artist was clearly inspired in this classic and much-loved Furuhjelm poster by his stay in Munich in 1905 and the style of the satirical magazine Simplicissimus.


December 7, 2018 1:37 pm Published by

s/s Arcturus was built already in 1899 and made the trip to Copenhagen during the 1920’s and 1930’s. In one of the biggest Finnish maritime tragedies s/s Arcturus collided with Finland Steamship Company’s s/s Oberon in the fog on Kattegat 1930 – the sea claimed 43 lives onboard Oberon. The fact that the ships’ captains […]

Savonlinna Opera Festival

December 7, 2018 11:58 am Published by

The birth of the Savonlinna Opera Festival ties in closely with the emerging Finnish identity and Finland’s striving for independence at the beginning of the 20th century. Attending a political meeting in Olavinlinna Castle in 1907 (the year in which Finland democratically elected its first Parliament by universal suffrage), the Finnish soprano Aino Ackté, already […]


December 7, 2018 11:25 am Published by

The ship Bore (later Bore I) is – to out it simply – a legend. She was built in 1898 in Denmark and delivered to the company Bore in Turku (Åbo) in Finland. She served the route Turku-Mariehamn-Stockholm but was lost already in 1899 after running aground. But, Bore wouldn’t be Bore if she hadn’t […]

The Smoking Ships

December 3, 2018 2:11 pm Published by

In the past, the natural northern sea route went between the cities Stockholm-Turku (Åbo)-St Petersburg. The Finland Steamship Company (FÅA) held a frontline position. In the poster the pride and joys of the steamers Oihonna and Tarmo can be seen. The poster is unique because it offers small, sweet caricatures that follow the European model. […]