Shadows & Lights of Helsinki by ilkka kärkkäinen

Two award-winning and recognized graphic designers, Aimo Katajamäki and Ilkka Kärkkäinen, presented themselves at the inaugural exhibition of the Culture Hall. Yhe theme was “Sideprojects” as for both of these makers the side paths of their profession have become an important form of expression. The exhibition was open from 24

You are what you read -stamps

Literacy is a human right that enables an individual’s development, education and utilization of their full potential. Literacy promotes understanding, tolerance and equality and develops critical thinking skills. This year, the UN’s International Literacy Day in early September is celebrated with stamps featuring a drawing-like design by Ilkka Kärkkäinen that

MALJA & asetti for lokal kollektion

MALJA is a simple and subtle porcelain cup, designed by Veera Kulju, is well suited to use for both cold and warm drinks. The shape and material makes alternative uses possible. The cup is high-fired and glazed, so as to make the washing of it effortless. Malja is designed by

Fine Finland

A book project on Finland – A country full of the unexpected Editor: Mila Pentti • Graphic design: Ilkka Kärkkäinen / so_helsinki • Photography: Anton Sucksdorff and Kanerva Mantila • Publisher: Aho&Aho FINE FINLAND presents the different seasons of Finland in Lapland, the Archipelago and Helsinki. It includes Finnish traditions, culture,

SO_VALUES

SO GOODOur core values are humanity and kindness. We love to share and the best thing we know is to work together with other peace lovers. We can do good to our clients by joining forces with the best in the field. Our mission is to do good for humans

Helsinkitones

What does the summertime in Helsinki sound like, and which are the colours that reflect from it’s rooftops at sunset? How does it feel to see the endless open sea in the shore of Kaivopuisto? Which Helsinki moments are forever left in our memories? Helsinki Tones, the summer exhibition of

Giclée print meets letterpress

We shot a small serie of black and white photos, from the streets of Helsinki. First we giclée printed them on Hahnemuhle paper to size A3+ and then letterpressed them with one color. This piece in called “The Cowboy” and has been shot in the ferry of Suomenlinna.

OLO throw for LOKAL Collection

The soft and inviting OLO wool blanket is designed by Veera Kulju. It is an ideal throw on your sofa or bed, and is also a loyal companion in the chilly summer evenings in the garden. The subtle nuances of its beautiful colours resonate in almost any home, echoing the

ILO kitchen towel for LOKAL Collection

The both chic and practical ILO (joy) tea towel is designed by Veera Kulju. Its uses are many and versatile, and the linen softens gorgeously with usage. The subtle nuances of its beautiful colours resonate in almost any home, echoing the spirit of Veera Kulju’s textile artwork. Veera has designed

Visuals for the Finnish Craft and Design Fair

  We created the visual campaign around Veera’s ceramic pieces that where ordered specifically to create the Fairs theme in 2019. The four-leaf clover is a sign of “onni” Finnish word for luck, happiness or blessings. The theme of the fair was freely translated “The lasting happiness, joy of making”

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