I made these works for Helsinki Traditional Jazz Dancers group for use in a poster (Jazz History Through Times being the name of the performance). They liked the style so much I even reused the first image as their logo. The texts were made directly with an ink bottle pipette, which turned out to be a good way to keep fluidity and randomness in the letters.
Illustrations from Stanley Kubrick’s movie The Shining, made for architect Juhani Pallasmaa’s book The Architecture of Image. The images are made with wax crayons, ink and scratching on board. The originals are about 12 x 9 cm, most were halved in size for the book. There are around 20 illustrations in total, about half of which are posted here.
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A title sequence & program identity for a Finnish National Broadcasting show about bloggers. The show was called Blogistania, which sounds like a country name, so we made a promotional video showing the landscapes and scenery of the country. We used elements from the series (for example crafts and baking). The logo was made from one continuous line, which also allowed its use physically in the background of the end titles (video below). Concept & execution of the program identity was done with Riikka Kurki, logotype & cinematography by me.
Artova is a neighborhood association in Helsinki, comprising of the Arabianranta, Toukola and Vanhakaupunki areas. Since the association works with a very wide variety of subjects, one fixed logo would have felt a little restrictive. So, I set out to design a flexible logotype. Inspired by the Korean hangul writing system, I designed “new letters” for each of the three syllables in the word Artova that can be redrawn by hand or from existing typefaces.
The case study video below explains the concept a bit further, with some examples.
Finnish economy-themed newspaper Kauppalehti organizes a yearly gala and this year they commissioned a cover lettering from me for their Optio-magazine. “Suuri Gaalanumero” is Finnish for “Grand Gala Issue“. The lettering is based on a hand-drawn sketch and uses numerous thin lines to add a slightly three-dimensional shape to the final letters. The inspiration for the lines was the intaglio printing technique seen in paper currency and old prints.
The lettering is printed in silver ink while the magazine name is in transparent varnish, so the look was quite distinctive in the shelves.
A collection of handmade lettering from my times in a game company. There was often a plenty of time to make fancy headlines for meeting notes, and some of those turned out pretty nice, so I kept them in my archives. Here’s a small collection of scans from the notes. Most are made with felt-tip & ball-point pens.
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An informational animation made for RAY (Raha-automaattiyhdistys, Finland’s Slot Machine Association) explaining the basics of their Livekasino -web casino. All visuals & animation done by me, sounds came from RAY.
Music video for producer duo Koti6’s song Hollilla. The overlaying of familiar and exotic video material creates a strange world, different parts of it are explored as the song moves forward. Cinematography & editing by me.
The logo for Swedish Green Party Youth organization event. The concept was bringing together & connecting different shades of green.
Logo design for a London-based game company. The typography is hand-drawn. The company makes mostly casino games, such as slots, and the vertical placement of the letters is inspired by slot machines.