Children’s and young adults’ books

A cover and a spread of the book Tähtienlaskijan runoja.

Tuulia Aho
Tähtienlaskijan runoja

  • Published by WSOY
  • Graphic design Aino-Maija Metsola
  • Reproduced by Keski-Suomen Sivu Oy
  • Printed and bound by Livonia Print
  • Paper Munken Lynx 150g/m2
  • Typeface Hand lettering, Baskerville 10 Pro, Bodoni Std

This beautiful children’s book is true to its form from cover to cover. Every opening is a balanced entity, where humorous illustrations travel smoothly along with the poems. Disciplined colour palette has been used with skill – midnight black and blue are an exciting combination. Nevertheless, the book is by no means gloomy!

A cover and a spread of the book Tatu ja Patu, syömään!.

Aino Havukainen - Sami Toivonen
Tatu ja Patu, syömään!

  • Published by Otava Publishing Company Ltd
  • Graphic design Aino Havukainen, Sami Toivonen
  • Reproduced by Aste Kirjat Oy
  • Printed and bound by Otava Book Printing Ltd
  • Paper LumiSilk gloss 130g/m2, Edixion 120g/m2
  • Typeface ITC Veljovic

There are very few charging their books so voluptuously with small treats as does the working team of Havukainen&Toivonen. Their book on “how to eat, what to eat and why to eat” comes in a handbook form. Compact size and humorous infographics on the beginning of each chapter set the context. The book itself is like an exquisite smorgasbord; nourishing, stimulating, and waking the appetite without overstuffing, not at least on the first readings.

A cover and a spread of the book Yksi vielä.

Réka Király
Yksi vielä

  • Published by Etana Editions
  • Graphic design Réka Király & Jenni Erkintalo
  • Reproduced by Aste Kirjat Oy
  • Printed and bound by Livonia Print
  • Paper Amber Graphic 200 g/m2
  • Typeface Futura

This is a book that’s full of beans fit for tiny toddlers. Cloth binding and metal foil printing tune up simple and loose illustrations. The colour scheme is happy and energetic. Primary colour palette is extended with hints of coral and mint, whereas the blue is so heavy with pigment that it almost adds an extra dimension on the pages.

A cover and a spread of the book Miljoona biljoona joulupukkia.

Hiroko Motai - Marika Maijala
Miljoona biljoona joulupukkia

  • Published by Schildts & Söderströms
  • Graphic design Marika Maijala
  • Reproduced by Aste Kirjat Oy
  • Printed and bound by Jelgava Printing House
  • Paper Munken Polar R 170g/m2, Rainbow 160g/m2
  • Typeface Futura Medium, hand lettering

A virtuoso, grainy and lucid wax-crayon style is the defining factor in this book’s outward appearance. Tiny text columns almost touch the illustrations and the edges of the page. Layout varies from opening-sized full-gray cityscape to a nearly empty page, with fun and controlled style.

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