Thursday, 30 December 2010

Ho ho ho!

Napa Illustrations wishes y'all a merry christmas, and an illustrative new year!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Jenni Rope / Pienen iltahetki

Jenni Rope illustrated this beautiful CD booklet for The Parish Union of Helsinki. The CD booklet, commissioned by Dynamo Advertising, consists a CD, a songbook and a poster. Pienen iltahetki CD is given as a gift for Helsinkian families with newly born babies.

Jenni, what was the brief of the commission?

"The brief was to make record cover illustration for a CD booklet of traditional children's songs remakes."

What kind of technique did you use for this work?

"The art director Jere Saulivaara suggested me one of my techniques, the pencil texture drawing style. I was happy to go with it, as I hadn't used it for a couple of years. Illustrating something like angels and Christian symbols felt easy for me with this style. I added some collage bits to the style to make it more colorful and happy."

You were asked to make a remake of this traditional painting of angel guiding two little kids over the bridge. Was it hard to make your own version of it?

"First I thought it would be a tough one, but actually when I got into it, it came out very fresh I think. To some parts of it I was working with a light table and some part I went just freehand. It's a bit different looking than my drawings usually and I was surprised that it felt good doing it."

How was the commission in over all?

"This work was very interesting and challenging for me. I'm happy with the result! The booklet is sent to thousands of Helsinkian families with newly born babies and I guess a lot of people will be looking at it and listening to it. I'm sure it will be a nice present for them.

The CD booklet is part of the Pienelle parasta campaign. Jenni has also illustrated the web site and brochure for the campaign.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Terhi Ekebom / Multicoloured Dreams

Have you noticed that construction site walls in Helsinki look somehow nicer than usually? It might have something to do with Multicoloured Dreams, a visual movement taking over the temporary constructions and fabrications and turning them as street art galleries.

Our illustrator Terhi Ekebom was asked to participate in Multicoloured Dreams' project Serie 2-Miesten Viiko. Go and check out Terhi's wall painting Palikkakaupunki on Kiseleff's house construction site wall, right next to The Senate Square.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

New arrivals at the Kasper Stromman Exclusive Webshop

With christmas just around the corner, what better way to do your christmas shoppping than by clicking your way to the Kasper Stromman Exclusive Webshop? With new and exciting products hand picked by Mr. Stromman himself, the discerning customer will be sure not to leave the site empty handed.

“Our clientele will no doubt be more than pleased byt these new arrivals” muses Kasper Stromman, “so much in fact, that we feel this new range of goods is almost like a christmas present in itself”.

This enchanted yuletide journey starts at

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Jenni Rope / The Open Daybook

Jenni Rope was invited to design one page for The Open Daybook, published by Mark Batty Publishers in November 2010. All the original work from the book will be also exhibited at LACE in Los Angeles from January 5, 2011.

"The Open Daybook, edited by David P. Earle, is both compilation of original art work and a functional perpetual calendar. Over the course of a single year, three hundred and sixty five artists were assigned a date and given 24 hours to create a work of art. Each artist's day is a page in the book. The design of each dated page allows users to record their life and engage artistically with this diverse array of wonderful artists."

NYC launch at Printed Matter - Saturday, December 11th, 5 - 7pm