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Vintage poster with a glass of Finnish beer and a selection of Finnish fish

Finland – Country with Good Beer

April 25, 2024 2:35 pm Published by

Beer and fish, that’s the obvious gourmet combo, isn’t it? At least according to this Finnish vintage poster. The poster highlights the rich variety of different types of fish in the Finnish lakes and in the sea. And then, to everybody’s surprise, it’s promoting Finnish beer (the label on the beer glass translates as “Finnish, […]

Sauna in Summer by Christina Hägerfors

September 20, 2023 3:24 pm Published by

Finalist in the contest My Finland Poster 2023. The theme was SAUNA. The artist presents her art work: I wanted the poster to be joyful, fresh, positive and with loads of detail. I have, amongst other colors, used white and blue, representing Finland. My inspiration comes from Finland in the summer, and all the water […]

Kar-air by Erik Bruun

April 23, 2019 2:20 pm Published by

Three brothers. A hen house. A motorcycle engine. A few decades later, an airline, a factory and a whole community. The brothers Niilo, Valto, and Uuno Karhumäki were certainly not your common idle fellows. At first they built kites, then model planes and later on real airplanes: Karhu I, Karhu II and Karhu III. Not […]

Finnland – für den paddler

December 7, 2018 3:14 pm Published by

As early as 1915, the chairman of the Finnish Tourist Society thought it was high time to brush the dust off the old canoe and head off to exlore Finland. However, it was only at the end of the 1920s that promotional efforts were directed at foreigners and brochures and posters started to proclaim the […]

Finland-Finnair

December 7, 2018 3:05 pm Published by

Redan år 1915 talade ordförande för Turistföreningen om att det är dags att plocka fram den gamla goda kanoten och bege sig ut på upptäcktsfärd i Finland. Men först i slutet av 1920-talet vände man sig till utländska turister med broschyrer och affischer om de oändliga möjligheterna som Finland ju faktiskt kunde (och kan) erbjuda. […]

The Archipelago Route

December 7, 2018 3:02 pm Published by

This poster was designed to market the first ferry between Finland and Sweden able to take cars onboard. Viking Line started this route going from Galtby in the Finnish archipelago passing via the Åland islands and then on to a small harbour in Sweden. Nowadays Viking Line runs from Turku, Naantali or Helsinki mainly to […]

Res i Finland

December 7, 2018 2:58 pm Published by

It was at the end of the 1930s that the Finland Travel organisation decided to raise their profile in Sweden and call upon a bard, the great Finno-Swedish poet Elmer Diktonius to be exact. He was set to formulate the new siren calls from the east in the new brochure, while top graphic artist Aarne […]

Sjövägen till Finland

December 7, 2018 2:50 pm Published by

One of the most active producers of poster art and graphic travel brochures in Finland was the Finland Steamship Company. The artist for this artwork is unknown. But we continuously seek more information about all posters and images in our product range, so please write us if you think you know something interesting about this […]

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.