Vintage: Wooden Artwork
The Gateway to Finland
- Gunnar Forsström
- Originally published
- 10 x 15 cm
- Product Code
They say that the forest is the green gold of Finland. That’s why we have wooden versions of our postcards. They are, naturally enough, printed in Finland – on Finnish birch plywood.
Best of all: You can use them as ordinary postcards! Thickness: 3 mm.
These are prints that stand the test of time. Every product is unique – it’s printed on real wood! So please note: variations in colour and structure might appear.
About the artwork
In 1930 the artist duo Gunnar Forsström and Göran Hongell captured the maritime Helsinki with the Cathedral in the background. Both posters were published in several different languages, at least German, Finnish, Swedish, English and French.
Who said Finland wasn’t international already back then?
This thing about the Helsinki Cathedral is by the way quite interesting. There is no other building in the whole nation depicted so often in travel posters.
A few years ago, when we asked the tourist information in Helsinki what the modern poster for today’s Helsinki should depict the answer came immediately: ”The cathedral, please.”