Architect Usko Nyström studied in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1890. Later he became a teacher of Helsinki University of Technology, including teaching Alvar Aalto. This beautiful Nyström’s artnouveau house “Kointähti” was built in 1907 to Pietarinkatu 9, Ullanlinna area, Helsinki. Beautiful typography on the wall is made of tiles.

Architect Usko Nyström studied in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts in

Beautiful art nouveau typography on the wall of Suvantola. The light yellow house is situated in Pietarinkatu 5, Ullanlinna area.  It was  built in 1904 and designed by finnish architect Onni Tarjanne.

Beautiful art nouveau typography on the wall of Suvantola. The light yellow house is situated in Pietarinkatu Ullanlinna area, Helsinki It was built in 1904 and designed by Finnish architect Onni Tarjanne.

The famous Arabia factory was founded in 1873. Currently, the largest ceramics factory in the Nordic countries is part of the Fiskars Group. Both Arabia and Iittala products are developed and produced in this old factory at Hämeentie 135, Helsinki. I took a photo with my Leica D-lux from the letter “A” on the wall, which is skillfully made of tiles.

The famous Arabia factory was founded in Currently, the largest ceramics factory in the Nordic countries is part of the Fiskars Group. Both Arabia and Iittala products are developed and produced in this old factory at Hämeentie Helsinki.

The old Kino Ritz movie theatre neon sign from late 30´s is one of finest in Helsinki. It was named after Lauri Reitz, the builder and owner of the house. Cinema screenings ended in 1986 and since then the house has served as a billiard hall. Fortunately somebody understood to conserve this unique piece of sign.

The old Kino Ritz movie theatre neon sign from late is one of finest in Helsinki. It was named after Lauri Reitz, the builder and owner of the house. Cinema screenings ended in 1986 and since then the house has served as a billiard hall.

Beautiful, old-fashioned name, typography and decorations on the wall of big “jugendstil” -house at Kalevankatu 7, Kamppi area, Helsinki.

Beautiful, old-fashioned name, typography and decorations on the wall of big “jugendstil” -house at Kalevankatu Kamppi area, Helsinki.

Helsingfors Borg is a beautiful grey art nouveau building at the corner of Linnakatu 7 and Vyökatu 2, Katajanokka, Helsinki. It was built in 1904 and drawn by Albert Nyberg. As you see, at that time architects were very skillful typographers, too.

Helsingfors Borg is a beautiful grey art nouveau building at the corner of Linnakatu 7 and Vyökatu Katajanokka. It was built in 1904 and drawn by Albert Nyberg. Maybe Albert designed the Borg typeface, too -it´s also very lovely.

Post House is a former Post and Telecommunications headquarters in the center of Helsinki, next to Kiasma. This yellowtone building represents the functional architecture, and was designed by Kaarlo Borg, Jorma Järvi and Erik Lindroos, and built in 1938. The neon lights suits perfectly to the building and are one of the most beautiful in Helsinki.

Post House is a former Post and Telecommunications headquarters in the center of Helsinki, next to Kiasma. This yellowtone building represents the functional architecture, and was designed by Kaarlo Borg, Jorma Järvi and Erik Lindroos, and built in 1938. The neon lights suits perfectly to the building and are one of the most beautiful in Helsinki.

Joutsen apteekki (Swan pharmacy) began operations in 1912. It is the only Finnish pharmacy, which has been all the time in ...

Joutsen apteekki (Swan pharmacy) began operations in It is the only Finnish pharmacy, which has been all the time in .

I really like the colour combination of this old art nouveau building at Kruununhaka, Helsinki. It was buildt in 1910 and designed by Oskari Holvikivi. You can find this golden letter A at Snellmaninkatu 16.

I really like the colour combination of this old art nouveau building at Kruununhaka, Helsinki. It was buildt in 1910 and designed by Oskari Holvikivi. You can find this golden letter A at Snellmaninkatu

You can find this Porras -sign at Kalevankatu 31, Kamppi area. It´s in the courtyard of functionalist small industry building  built in 1937...

You can find this Porras -sign at Kalevankatu Kamppi area. It´s in the courtyard of functionalist small industry building built in

Lilla Teatern Helsinki City Theatre, founded in 1964, has currently six stages and one of these is Lilla Teatern at Yrjönkatu 30. Lilla Teatern is producing plays mainly in Swedish. I really love this three-dimensional, beautifully worn sign and typography

Lilla Teatern Helsinki City Theatre, founded in has currently six stages and one of these is Lilla Teatern at Yrjönkatu Lilla Teatern is producing plays mainly in Swedish. I really love this three-dimensional, beautifully worn sign and typography

This simple AUTOTALLI (CARAGE) signpost is one of my favourites. I really like the 60-70´s typography of it. You can also locate this yellow one at Meritullinkatu 24, Kruununhaka districh.

This simple AUTOTALLI (CARAGE) signpost is one of my favourites. You can also locate this yellow one at Meritullinkatu Kruununhaka districh.

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