Iku-Turso - A malevolent sea monster in Finnish mythology, mentioned in the Finnish national epic Kalevala

Iku-Turso - A malevolent sea monster in Finnish mythology, mentioned in the Finnish national epic Kalevala - my namesake!

"Taikamylly" (Sampo, the magical mill; Kalevala) by Marimekko.

Decorate your walls with Marimekko Taikamylly wall hangings from cotton with brushed aluminum rails for easy mounting.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931): Lemminkäisen äiti, 1897.  (Kuvalähde: Kuvataiteen keskusarkisto)

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Lemminkainen`s Mother, 1897

Kalevala: the Finnish national epic ~ The first edition of the Kalevala appeared in 1835, compiled and edited by Elias Lönnrot on the basis of the epic folk poems he had collected in Finland and Karelia. This poetic song tradition, sung in an unusual, archaic trochaic tetrametre, had been part of the oral tradition among speakers of Balto-Finnic languages for 2,000 years.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, illustration of Kalevala, the Finnish national epic.

Lapinlintu ~ Silk screen print designed and hand printed by Sanna Annukka. by Sanna Annukka

Lapinlintu - by Sanna Annukka. One amazing design out of many! Sanna is a…

Cardboard Tube Monsters | 22 Cool Kids Crafts You Can Make From Toilet Paper Tubes

A wicked little art project that can accompany your reading/writing monster theme! Use toilet paper rolls and other recycled materials to create little monsters in art class.

kalevala

The Defense of the Sampo (Sammon puolustus) is a 1896 Romantic nationalist painting by Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The painting illustrates a passage from the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic compiled by Elias Lönnrot in the century.

finnish illustrations.

I wanted to feature few awesome Finnish illustrators who have had great impact on Finnish design.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela

One of my favourite artists is Akseli Gallen-Kallela. He was a Finnish romantic period artist who used the recently published Kalevala as his inspiration.

Aarrearkku ja kulta-avain.

Aarrearkku ja kulta-avain.

Ihmemaa print by Sanna Annukka for Marimekko.  Illustrates the Kalevala (Finnish national epic).

Ihmemaa print by Sanna Annukka for Marimekko. Illustrates the Kalevala (Finnish national epic).

Marimekko

Marimekko Kanteleen Kutsu PVC Fabric We are sorry but this fabric is sold out and no longer available. Unique and engaging, the Kanteleen Kutsu pattern by Sanna Annukka abounds with rich detail.

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