Tales from the Post Hunter

Follow the adventures, and the thinking, of the Finnish poster hunter here. Each month the hunter reveals something almost breathtaking…

The Champagne Lady has been revealed!

The most iconic poster in the Poster Hunter’s collection is by far The Champagne Lady. This was the poster that started the whole adventure twenty years ago. The poster hung alone in the window of a Helsinki antique shop, just waiting for her savior. There and then, the Poster Hunter was born. But during all these years, this question has been bothering him: who is this Champagne Lady? The Poster Hunter knows that he has to get an ...

The poster isn’t lying

August – the International Holiday Month! Tourists from all over the world are flowing to Finland from near and far. Or as we can read in a brochure from the 1930s: “GLORIOUS, thrilling and healthy holidays can be spent in Finland” … Well, of course not this year. But so you can understand why Finland normally is such a popular travel destination, let the Poster Hunter shed some light on the matter. The Finnish Tourist ...

The French Lady is coming home

Sometimes the Poster Hunter leaves his beloved archive to go hunting. He is a hunter, after all. This happened recently when an auction house in France called for a poster auction with hundreds and hundreds of original, international travel posters. Among all these goodies the poster hunter had seen a true gem. There, in the middle of the catalogue was a poster, actually the only one, from Finland. The Ghost Lady. Our beloved ghost lady. In ...

All you need is a (stylish) travel buddy

Summer 2020 is here! So now, as the world traveler you are, you might be walking around dreaming about, let’s say, Berlin, Balaton or the Bahamas? Well, we all know that international travelling isn’t in the books for this summer. But instead, let’s think higher, better, and more exotic. Let me take you on a journey through the land that has it all – Finland. How, you may wonder? Every truly successful journey requires a traveling ...

It’s better to spread joy!

You have probably noticed it at your post office, employees hauling bags filled with postcards? Yep, we have rediscovered a wonderful tradition. And no one is happier than me. Because, as a poster hunter, I know that many of Finland’s most stylish postcards are created by illustrators who worked both as poster and postcard artists at the time. In addition, our poster artists also knew that the images they painted by hand must always work ...

99 reasons to stop staring at the screen

We only have two questions for you today: Do you feel like you’ve spent too much time in front of the screen lately? Did you know that we at Come to Finland have an art treasure that can be yours? Here is our recommendation: Put away your device. Forget Game of Thrones and Instagram for awhile. Instead, focus on your home and on how you can give it a completely new look by simply putting up some art. Already a single classic Finnish ...