Summing up the year 2011, pt. 2. Little bit of painting, other outdoor stuff, festival and t-shirt graphics, funny little things like that.
JCDeacaux had a campaign here in Finland, where they ask people what they want to see on the streets. I was one of the four professional illustrators that took part of the campaign. I wanted to see “Tolerance, peace and brotherhood.”
I chose Mini Moog synthesizer and Gibson SG, the legendary rock guitar, to be the characters, since the poster was first up in the Flow Festival, in Helsinki. The festival is known to bring a lot of indie rockers and electronic music fans under the same lovely music-roof during a weekend. So that’s why the brotherhood.
^ Teuvo – Maanteiden Kuningas
This illustration was a t-shirt design made for an up and coming Finnish ad agency. They had an idea of making t-shirts out of legendary Finnish rock songs. I chose Teuvo – Maanteiden Kuningas, Teuvo – King of the Road.
Teuvo – Maanteiden Kuningas is a song by Leevi and the Leavings, a famous 80-90’s Finnish rock band. It tells a story of a young man who wrecks several cars within the course of the song and Finally wakes up from the final crash, crying and spitting blood.
The car is in the picture and also the writer of the song, heavily bearded Finnish guy, the leader of Leevi and the Leavings, now passed, Göstä Sundqvist.
^Animatricks Animation Festival 2011
Graphics for Finnish animation festival. Done in collaboration with Sami Viljanto. We designed and made the characters, took the pictures, did all of the marketing material, posters, postcards, catalog and such. Working with Hama-pearls was fun.
^Animatricks Window Painting
In the middle of Helsinki during the Animatricks animation festival there was an animation doll exhibition. I did the painting to the window.
^Peace / Multicoloured Dreams
In the summer I painted a 2 x 2 m wall painting right behind the Helsinki Music Center. The theme was Peace and the painting was part of a Multicoloured Dreams -project. (http://mcdreams.wordpress.com/)
I had an idea of painting a painting about peace in a city in an indigenous, urban totem style.