Video about Ilkka’s letterpress by talented Marko Rantanen, 2021

Manus hand + festus tangible = manifestum, declaration

Manifesto.21 champions handcrafting and analogue printing using contemporary art as a way to visualise the disappearing tradition of the letterpress method and the power of words. The exhibition presents artwork by various artists made with an old letterpress machine. 

The letterpress method is an old, endangered method formerly employed in the printing of avantgarde posters. Now, the artists of the Manifesto.21 exhibition showcase how this invaluable tradition can be preserved, made visible, and even be renewed for the present day.

Artists: Hanna Anonen, Jasmin Anoschkin, Inka Bell, Ilari Hautamäki, Teemu Järvi, Kaapo Kamu & Heikki Vienola, Otto Karvonen, Aimo Katajamäki, Eino Korkala, Ilkka Kärkkäinen

Consept, curatotors & production: so_helsinki / Veera Kulju, Ilkka Kärkkäinen

Writings: so_helsinki / Selina Vienola

Photo by Ilkka Kärkkäinen / 2019

Now on show at the Glasshouse Helsinki Gallery, Aleksanterinkatu 13, Helsinki.

OLO Throw for Lokal Kollektion / 2019
Fine Finland Book / 2020
ILO Tea Towel for Lokal Kollektion / 2017–2020
Fermentation Pot for Nordkraut / 2019
Freedom of Speech –stamp 2021
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