Imatra by Gallen-Kallela

December 7, 2018 12:08 pm Published by

It was the year 1893. The roaring Imatra Rapids in eastern Finland represented the country’s primordial mother, its beauty, everything. New lighting systems that illuminated the rapids and a brand new hotel served to spread the message to the whole world. But how do you do that? By using the equivalent of the internet at […]

Koli en France

December 7, 2018 11:57 am Published by

Most of the regions, cities and travel companies in Finland created posters and images of their own, just like the classic and popular destination Koli in eastern Finland. The idea was naturally to lure travels from near and afar to Finland. We continuously seek more information about all images in our product range, so please […]

Olavinlinna by Kai Nordberg

December 7, 2018 11:55 am Published by

We asked photographer Kai Nordberg to tell the story behind this poster in his own words: ”In the summer of 1958, I was 22 years old then, I worked as an assistant at the photo studio Aho & Soldan. When summer was up I told photgrapher Heikki Ahtola that I’m heading for Savonlinna for a […]

Pays de la Romance

December 7, 2018 11:19 am Published by

Take a deep breath. Because now we have reached the very essence of these cheerful greetings from Finland. We’re talking about this masterpiece by Helge Mether-Borgström’s, where a ship sails into the land of thousand lakes from the west. So simple, but oh how mesmerizing. Mether-Borgström isn’t any old graphic designer. It was he who […]

The Crayfish Season by Erik Bruun

December 7, 2018 11:17 am Published by

Erik Bruun (born 1926) is a merry rascal whom everyone gets along with. He is the grand old man of poster art in Finland and the question is if anyone else has done more than he has to attract travelers to Finland. In Bruun’s posters one can always sense his typical tongue in cheek attitude, […]

The Happy French Traveler

December 3, 2018 1:15 pm Published by

Heikki Ahtiala’s funny fellow will always have a special place in our heart. While researching for the book we found the English version of this poster (”To Finland with me”) in Washington and we where taken by it straight away. A year later a French collector who had this version in French contacted us. Needless […]