Kuvittajat – the Finnish Illustration Association

Welcome to the Finnish Illustration Association Home Page! The non-profit organization consists of approximately 400 talented professional illustrators and it strives to secure the position of the illustration sector in Finland. Our aim is to guard and promote the interests of illustrators in working life, in the artistic field and in relation to social security and cultural exports.

 

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Mikkeli’s 11th Illustration Triennial 10.6. – 10.9. 

For the 11th time, the illustration triennial will display the best works of Finnish illustrators and the extensive scope of illustration art. Mikkeli Art Museum organizes the illustration triennial in co-operation with Grafia − Association of Visual Communication Designers in Finland and Kuvittajat − The Finnish Illustration Association.

 

Triennial Artists List

Sari Airola, Anna Alanko, Terhi Ekebom, Jenni Erkintalo, Saku Heinänen, Milena Huhta, Maiju Hukkanen, Tuomas Ikonen, Juha Ilkka, Suvi-Tuuli Junttila, Jussi Kaakinen, Outi Kainiemi, Liisa Kallio, Ilja Karsikas, Satu Kettunen, Leena Kisonen, Réka Kiraly, Adam Korpak, Krista Kärki, Anna Emilia Laitinen, Eero Lampinen, Jenny Lucander, Harri Manner, Laura Merz, Tommi Musturi, Pauliina Mäkelä, Reetta Niemensivu, Christer Nuutinen, Marjo Nygård, Sanna Nylén, Kati Närhi, Pentti Otsamo, Ilona Partanen, Sanna Pelliccioni, Pipsa Pentti, Karoliina Pertamo, Nina Pirhonen, Julia Prusi, Lasse Rantanen, Christel Rönns, Daniel Stolle, Ville Tietäväinen, Jenni Tuominen, Marko Turunen, Anne Vasko, Elina Warsta and Sakke Yrjölä.

 

 

Photo: Ida Pimenoff, Päivälehti museum

Five Amazing Treasures Exhibition

We all remember our first ABC book. Many will remember the rhymes; some will even be able to recount the stories verbatim. Everyone remembers what the book looked like. Many learners have a visual memory. Illustrations also offer inspiration, surprises and combinations of things that would not be possible with texts or photographs. This makes learning more enjoyable and exciting.

The Finnish Association of Illustrators and the Päivälehti Newspaper Museum have brought together contemporary textbook illustrators and the books and learning materials they have illustrated for the “Five amazing treasures” exhibition. Interior designer Leena Carelse has designed the colorful and interactive world of the exhibition based on the illustrations. To complete the experience writer Jukka Laajarinne has scripted a storyline that will take visitors to Lapland, America and to the past centuries. And what are the five amazing treasures? That will be revealed at the end of the adventure!

Illustrations for the exhibition have admitted Carlos Da Cruz, Ossi Hiekkala, Maija Hurme, Lotta Kauppi, Katri Kirkkopelto, Johanna Lumme, Salli Parikka Walhlberg, Sanna Pellicioni, Ossi Pirkonen and Harri Tarkka.

Päivälehti Museum

Ludviginkatu 2-4, Helsinki

Opening hours: from Monday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and as agreed

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