Monday, 28 September 2009

Luxurious online shopping

Kasper is happy to announce the launch of the
Kasper Stromman Exclusive Webshop
, a new
luxurious concept for online shopping.

”We are a premium webshop specializing in unique
products” says Kasper, ”finally there's an outlet for
the most distinctive of products, acquired from all
over the globe”.

The Kasper Stromman Exclusive Webshop is open
as from today on

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Kasper @ the Pecha Kucha Night (Sep 9th)

Kasper gave an excellent speech at the Helsinki
Design Week's Pecha Kucha Night (Sep 9th)!
Pecha Kucha is a forum for creative people to talk
about creative things. Kasper's performance was
by far the best!! Read more here.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Illusive. Contemporary Illustration Part 3

Ilja is really happy to be among the world-class illustrators
featured in the third volume of Illusive, a series published
by the Die Gestalten Verlag. According to Gestalten, Illusive.
Contemporary Illustration Part 3 is “a definitive reference
and veritable guide to the best in illustration today”. The book
features a nice selection of Iljas illustrations that are originally
published in HUB (Helsinki University Bulletin).
Illusive. Contemporary Illustration Part 3 is available now.
For details visit

Exhibition: Keksijä Punainen ja Hatun varjo

Ilja Karsikas' exhibition of the illustrations for the children's book.
Keksijä Punainen ja hatun varjo (Inventor Red and the Shadow of
a Hat) is in
Napa Gallery from September 30th to October 25th. In
the exhibition there's guache paintings and wooden figures of the
The book is written by Heimo Hatakka and it's
published by publishing house Tammi. The book is available in
Tammi webshop and in bookstores around Finland. See some
example spreads in

Monday, 21 September 2009

Jenni Rope: My Forest

This little catalogue shows Rope's new paintings made for the
My Forest exhibition touring in Chicago, Berlin and Tokyo in
2009 - 2010. It also works as an intimate documentary
introducing us to her studio, ways of working and inspirations.
Available at Napa webshop

Saturday, 12 September 2009

El Esteban wins Helsinki Comic Festival Independent Publishing Allstars -prize

Kasper's self published El Esteban -magazine has won the
non-prestigious Independent Publishing Allstars -price at
the Helsinki Comics Festival this weekend.

The jury found El Esteban to be ”Brilliant, clever and fun”
which made the editor blush a bit.

The jury also thought El Esteban is ”on it's way to become
a real classic” which made the editor blush some more.

El Esteban is not really available anywhere, but if you really
want to you can have a look here. Sorry, Finnish only.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Illustrator Hippo found at charity shop

How happy was I to find this illustrator hippopotamus
wearing a wrestling suit at a local charity shop?
”But wait a minute” I hear you ask, ”what on earth
makes you think this little fellow is an illustrator?”

That, my friends, is of course a real no-brainer: why else would
he be carrying around a pen in his back pocket? Oh, and nice
buttocks by the way.