Category: Graphics


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

Freedom of speech –stamp

Posti is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Union of Journalists in Finland with a poster-style stamp designed by Ilkka Kärkkäinen. The stamp is about the freedom of expressing one’s opinion and the right to take part in discussions. The simplified stamp design has the letter J and two speech bubbles

urban food exhibition & satellites

Urban Food exhibition in Helsinki City Museum (15 May – 27 September 2020) offered glimpses into the future of urban food. The exhibition posed a question to visitors: Can cities be pioneers in creating new, more sustainable food production?  The exhibition concept focuses in a dialogue in which specialists and actors in various

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

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,


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


Metsä Palaa / Forest Returns poster concept for art exhibition: Concept by SO-Helsinki / Video by Ananya Tanttu   NAKU: visual identity for art exhibition by Ilkka Kärkäinen    


In the end of 2016 we worked together with the Arabia Art Department Society to start a new era in the Art Department’s journey.  Veera was working as their visiting artist 2017-2018. She also worked as their coordinator for six months: designing and consulting new small scale production, adding social


Kasvu, Tillväxt, Growth, The Onoma annual summer exhibition of 2016 Specialist member of the exhibition group and producer of satellite exhibition in Helsinki: Veera Kulju / SO-helsinki Visual identity: Ilkka Kärkkäinen / SO-helsinki Trailer here! Trailer concept idea & visual image Veera Kulju & Ilkka Kärkkäinen Graphic design: Ilkka Kärkkäinen

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