Kuvittajat (The Finnish Association of Illustrators) was established in 2002. The non-profit organization consists of approximately 300 professional illustrators. Kuvittajat aims for: improving the conditions of employment for illustrators and the standing of the illustrative arts.
Kuvita! Helsinki Illustration Festival 2012 is the first festival of its kind held in the Nordic countries
Design gallery 12 of the Design Museum, April 13th to 15th, 2012
Something quite out-of-the-ordinary will take place in April, when Design Gallery 12 will host the first ever illustration festival organized in the Nordic countries. A full line-up of Finnish illustration will be on display during the three-day festival. The jam-packed programme includes appearances by illustrators, numerous workshops, illustrators at work, and much more. The festival will showcase over 100 illustrators from different fields.
The main theme of the festival is illustration in junction with art and design. The Finnish Association of Illustrators wants to emphasize the identity and status of illustration work in a changing media environment. Today, illustrations can be found everywhere, and illustrators face both the challenges and the opportunities of new media. As the world is turning more and more visual, controlling visual communication is a growing concern.
The daytime programme on Friday is aimed specially at professionals and students in the field. Saturday is full of fun events and visual delights, while Sunday offers activities for the whole family.
* Activities and workshops including Dr. Sketchy’s Burlesque croquis, Café Karikatyr, electronic book workshop, and Atelieri O. Haapala.
* Special guests: Karl Grandin (Sweden), Mauri Kunnas, Sanna Mander, Ville Tietäväinen, and Julia Vuori.
* Exhibitions: Tommi Musturi’s flying couch and Tartu kuvaan (Seize the Image) exhibition of object illustrations.
And much much more! See entire programme.
For more information, contact:
Kuvittajat – The Finnish Association of Illustrators
tel. +358 50 567 8434
Korkeavuorenkatu 23 00130 Helsinki
Open Thu-Sun 11–18,
Tickets: adults 8€, pensioners 7€, students 3€, primary school students and children for free.