Children’s and young adults’ books

A cover and a spread of the book Koira nimeltään kissa.

Tomi Kontio - Elina Warsta
Koira nimeltään kissa

  • Published by Teos Publishers
  • Graphic design and illustration Elina Warsta
  • Printed, reproduced and bound by Bookwell Oy
  • Paper Munken Lynx 170 g/m2
  • Typeface Candida Std Roman

The strength of this tender picture-book is in controlled colours and the alternating flow of the illustration. The combined effort in the cover typography, image, line and colour accompanies convincingly to face the heterogeneity. All ages of readers get rewarded through variety in both pictorial and topic. However, the typography on pages could follow the example set in the cover.

A cover and a spread of the book Boggan och Kyösti Kekkonen.

Minna Lindberg - Linda Bondestam
Boggan och Kyösti Kekkonen

  • Published by Schildts & Söderströms
  • Graphic design and illustration Linda Bondestam
  • Printed, reproduced and bound by Bookwell Oy
  • Paper G-print 150 g/m2
  • Typeface Arno Pro, Anarchy Sans

Picture-book of an unique voice carries many inventions in layout. The composition tickles and tells a story. Pictures and the story intertwine effortlessly, colours radiate on the right spots. The entire content is so wild that it leaves one slightly missing the same rhythm and glow in the cover. Illustrative style is simple on the surface, but reserves many details for the young reader to find.

A cover and a spread of the book Tyttö sinä olet....

Jenni Pääskysaari
Tyttö sinä olet...

  • Published by Otava Publishing Company Ltd
  • Graphic design Tiia Javanainen
  • Illustration Nana Sjöblom
  • Reproduced by Aste Kirjat Oy
  • Printed and bound by Otavan Kirjapaino Oy
  • Paper Ensocoat tp 230 g/m2, LuxCream 1.8 80 g/m2
  • Typeface Avenir LT Std

Small yet big strength book for girls that looks and feels as it should. Both size and binding is designed so that the book invites to browse and travels well. Typography and illustrations are nimble without being overly cute: important things in a superb package.

A cover and a spread of the book Piano karkaa.

Juha Virta - Marika Maijala
Piano karkaa

  • Published and reproduced by Etana Editions
  • Graphic design Jenni Erkintalo, Réka Király
  • Illustration Marika Maijala
  • Printed and bound by Livonia Print
  • Paper Amber 200 g/m2
  • Typeface Futura

Meticulous musical fantasy is perfect in every detail. A fantastic story starts from the special printed colours on the sleeve. This is a fresh and fertile way to use today’s retro iconography and encapsulate the reader inside its world with every page.

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