Children’s and young adults’ books

A cover and a spread of the book Syksyn salaisuus.

Mirkka Eskonen
Syksyn salaisuus

  • Published by Esa Books
  • Graphic design and illustration Mirkka Eskonen
  • Reproduced by Chromatic Print Studio
  • Printed and bound by Tallinna Raamatutrükikoja Oü
  • Paper Munken Lynx 150 g/m2
  • Typeface Hand lettering

Heartfelt, sweet picture book with mixed medium illustrations and handwritten texts, forming a coherent entity with
a story that’s rippling with tender shades. Uncoated warm white paper reproduces the colours of illustrations well and
a calico spine finishes the appearance.

A cover and a spread of the book Mur ja mustikka.

Kaisa Happonen - Anne Vasko
Mur ja mustikka

  • Published by Tammi Publishers
  • Graphic design Laura Lyytinen
  • Illustration Anne Vasko
  • Printed and bound by Livonia Print Ltd.
  • Paper Munken Lynx 150 g/m2
  • Typeface Emily Brush, Campkid, Baskerville 10 pro

Collage artwork plays with both the scale and clear shapes. The blueness of a blueberry meets the reddish brown of the bears, as the yellow of the landscape intertwines with the silhouettes in graphic black. Sizable text body and its emphasized words slip into the illustrations without a challenge. The result is well-balanced, prestigious and stylish.

A cover and a spread of the book Pelottelun (ja pelon voittamisen) käsikirja.

Marjatta Levanto - Julia Vuori
Pelottelun (ja pelon voittamisen) käsikirja

  • Published by Teos Publishers
  • Graphic design Tiina Ripatti
  • Illustration Julia Vuori
  • Reproduction by Petri Kuokka / Aarnipaja
  • Printed and bound by Otavan Kirjapaino Oy
  • Paper Munken Lynx 120 g/m2
  • Typeface Great Lakes Lettering, Fournier MT

Despite of its scary subject this children’s handbook is suitably fun and playful. Enchantingly wild illustrations have enough space and pictures, even though of wide variety, succeed in creating a wholesome entirety. Small material treats support the lightness of the layout and lure into reading.

A cover and a spread of the book Ruusun matka / Rosie springer.

Marika Maijala
Ruusun matka / Rosie springer

  • Published by Etana Editions, Förlaget M Oy Ab
  • Graphic design Jenni Erkintalo
  • Illustration Marika Maijala
  • Reproduced by Jenni Erkintalo / Etana Editions
  • Printed and bound by Jelgava Printing House
  • Paper Munken Lynx, 170 g/m
  • Typeface Mrs Eaves

This tome gets its strength through its large form that supports well the bold and lively illustrations. Expressive full of life oil pastel drawings, clear design, Roman typesetting and uncoated paper form together an ageless, breathing entity that speaks of finding oneself and the call of freedom, the message of the book.

A cover and a spread of the book Minna! - Minna Canthin uskomaton elämä ja vaikuttavat teot.

Leena Virtanen - Sanna Pelliccioni
Minna! - Minna Canthin uskomaton elämä ja vaikuttavat teot

  • Published by Teos Publishers
  • Graphic design and illustration Sanna Pelliccioni
  • Printed and bound by Meedia Zone Oü
  • Paper Munken Lynx 150 g/m2
  • Typeface A831-Roman, A780-Deco

A charming easily approachable children’s textbook grabs its readers old and young. Half-French binding, calico spine and subtle colours give the book the respectability, which is then broken through riotous use of pictures, joyful typography and illustrations combining a variety of techniques. The Committee is eagerly looking forward to the next issue in the series of Finnish Superwomen!

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