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 in reduced form as well: as brochure covers, as postcards, as luggage patches.
Take Ingrid Bade and Aukusti Tuhka as examples. In the 1930s, Bade captured the joy of travelling in Finland. Aukusti Tuhka did the same, especially with Finnish Lapland. They are two different artists with completely different styles. But their iconic motifs have survived all the trends and different movements, and now they are ready to give joy to your friend in quarantine: either to a neighbor or to someone on the other side of the globe.
So let’s celebrate with a special offer:
(valid until May 14th, 2020)
Don’t worry, you’ll most certainly find designs you like: we have 189 different postcards for you to choose from.
Oh well, let’s hope that those postal workers start training their biceps.
Please keep in touch! magnus.londen(at)cometofinland.fi
PS. Thank you for all your happy comments after my last letter! Let me know if there is anything special about Finnish travel posters you want me to write about in the next letter, it will be a summer special!