Elli Maanpää

Art, Illustration, Film // Contact: elli@maanpaa.com

Elli Maanpää

Album Cover Illustrations

cd cover illustrations elli maanpää 2017

ALBUM COVER ILLUSTRATIONS

I’m grateful I’ve had the chance to work with lot of talented musicians to create visual for their albums. Here is some samples of the album cover illustrations I’ve created in last two years. These albums are Ville Karttunen’s Superradio, Ukkosmaine’s Ihan Ok! and Tuomas Peurakoski’s Kosmonautti.

Front cover - Ville Karttunen: Superradio. Published by Juki Records 2017

Front cover – Ville Karttunen: Superradio. Published by Juki Records 2017

Back cover - Ville Karttunen: Superradio. Published by Juki Records 2017

Back cover – Ville Karttunen: Superradio. Published by Juki Records 2017

CD cover illustration - Ukkosmaine: Ihan OK! Published by Juki Records 2016

Ukkosmaine: Ihan OK! Published by Juki Records 2016

CD Cover illustration - Tuomas Peurakoski: Kosmonautti. Published by Tuomas Peurakoski 2017

Tuomas Peurakoski: Kosmonautti. Published by Tuomas Peurakoski 2017

Hugging Trees

hugging trees illustration Elli Maanpää

HUGGING TREES

Hugging Trees is a personal illustration project where I wanted to express my affection to forest. There is a study that people are generally happier if they can see at least 10 trees from the home window. I also turned the illustration to tiling pattern. 2017

Illustration Hugging Trees Elli Maanpää Pattern design

Hugging Trees, Pattern by Elli Maanpää 2017

Hugging Trees illustration Elli Maanpää 2017

Hugging Trees, Illustration by Elli Maanpää 2017

Motion Graphic: L’Opéra de Lille

Elli Maanpää motion graphic illustration

MOTION GRAPHIC: L’OPÉRA DE LILLE

In the Spring 2017 I had a chance to participate in the Euranim Videomapping workshop that took part in Lille France as a part of Fête de l’anim animation festival. During the workshop over 50 students over the world created visuals to project onto the front wall on to the L’Opéra de Lille. I created these three circus themed motion graphic loops. I also made a travel vlog from the workshop if you want to see. March 2017.

Elli Maanpää illustration - Motion Graphic: Clown - 2017

Motion Graphic: Clown – 2017 – L’Opéra de Lille

Elli Maanpää illustration - Motion Graphic: Clown - 2017

Motion Graphic: Lion – 2017 – L’Opéra de Lille

Elli Maanpää illustration - Motion Graphic: Clown - 2017

Motion Graphic: Cannon Lady – 2017 – L’Opéra de Lille

Videomapping L'Opéra de Lille 2017

Videomapping: L’Opéra de Lille 2017

Dyykkariprinsessa

Dyykkariprinsessa illustration Elli Maanpää

DYYKKARIPRINSESSA – Children’s Book

Dyykkariprinsessa (Eng. Dumpster Dive Princess) is a children’s book written and illustrated by me. The story is about a girl who is wondering why some people have so much and some nothing at all. It’s also stating the fact that someone’s trash is someone’s treasure.  Arts Promotion Centre Finland supported the illustration work 2015.

Elli Maanpää illustration Dyykkariprinsessa

1st spread from the book Dumspter Dive Princess by Elli Maanpää

Elli Maanpää illustration Dyykkariprinsessa

Spread from the book Dumspter Dive Princess by Elli Maanpää

Christmas Piglets

Christmas piglets Joulukorttikauppa Elli Maanpää

CHRISTMAS PIGLETS

Don’t eat them but spend the Christmas with them. Christmas Piglets is a series of Christmas Card illustrations published by Joulukorttikauppa. Joulukorttikauppa is a Finnish online christmas card shop. 2014.

Thesis Illustrations

THESIS ILLUSTRATIONS

I graduated as a Master of Arts from Aalto University’s Fine Art Department from the Visual Culture programme in 2013. My Thesis work URHEILEVA SYDÄN studied “How acting is empowering?” with artistic methods. These illustrations were part of the written part of the work. I used watercolour and pencil. Here are three of the illustrations: Presence, To Be Seen and Multifaceted. 2013.

Elli Maanpää illustration - Thesis illustration: Presence - 2013

Thesis illustration: Presence – 2013

Elli Maanpää illustration - Thesis illustration: Presence - 2013

Thesis illustration: Many Mes – 2013

Elli Maanpää illustration - Thesis illustration: Presence - 2013

Thesis Illustrations: To Be Seen – 2013

Logo: Korkeasaaren Teatteri

Logo design Korkeasaaren Teatteri Elli Maanpää

LOGO: KORKEASAAREN TEATTERI

I got the commission to create a logo design for the theatre of the Helsinki Zoo Korkeasaaren Teatteri. Korkeasaaren Teatteri performs plays to raise awareness about the conservation programmes of the the Zoo in an entertaining way in the events of the Zoo. Into the totem I added animals from the most loved performances including frogs, owls, chimpanzees and tigers. Published by Helsinki Zoo 2013.

logo, korkeasaaren teatteri

Korkeasaaren Teatteri – Design by Elli Maanpää 2013

logo, korkeasaaren teatteri

Korkeasaaren Teatteri – Design by Elli Maanpää 2013

Royal Animal Portraits

animal portraits painting elli maanpää

ROYAL ANIMAL PORTRAITS

Royal Animal Portraits are inspired by Dutch 17th century portraits. I painted sphynx, bulldog and frog with their favourite present. I’ve painted them with acrylics on cardboard and published as Christmas cards by Joulukorttikauppa 2016.

Portrait: Sphynx Cat - 21cm x 29cm - 2016

Royal Animal Portrait: Sphynx – 21cm x 29cm – 2016

Elli Maanpää Art - Royal Animal Portrait: Frog - 21cm x 29cm - 2016

Royal Animal Portrait: Frog – 21cm x 29cm – 2016

Elli Maanpää Art - Royal Animal Portrait: Bulldog - 21cm x 29cm - 2016

Royal Animal Portrait: Bulldog – 21cm x 29cm – 2016

Uhanalaiset

Art painting Elli Maanpää Uhanalaiset

UHANALAISET / ENDANGERED

UHANALAISET (Eng. Endangered) was a solo exhibition raising awareness of endangered animals conserved by the Helsinki Zoo Korkeasaari. I created it in a collaboration with the Zoo. It included a series of acrylic and ink paintings which were inspired by famous works of Finnish fine artist like Edelfelt, Tove, Simberg and Tukiainen. The exhibition was held in the Helsinki Zoo Korkeasaari in August 2015.

Elli Maanpää Art - UHANALAISET: Red Panda of Finland - 50cm x 50cm - 2015

UHANALAISET: Red Panda of Finland – 50cm x 50cm – 2015

Elli Maanpää Art - Uhanalaiset: Virgin Snow - 80cm x 65cm - 2015

UHANALAISET: Virgin Snow – 80cm x 65cm – 2015

Elli Maanpää Art - UHANALAISET: Echo From Amur - 65cm x 80cm - 2015

UHANALAISET: Echo From Amur – 65cm x 80cm – 2015

Elli Maanpää Art - UHANALAISET: Toipuva keisari - 80cm x 65cm - 2015

UHANALAISET: Toipuva keisari – 80cm x 65cm – 2015

Uhanalaiset Elli Maanpää 2015 art

Unelmointia Amurista, 2015, 50x50cm, Inspired by Jansson

Uhanalaiset Elli Maanpää 2015 art

Elonaali, 2015, 27x35cm, Inspired by Leinonen

Uhanalaiset Elli Maanpää art

Berberie, 2015, 50x50cm, Inspired by Tukiainen

Uhanalaiset Elli Maanpää 2015

Ahman jaardi, 2015, 35x27cm, Inspired by Palmu

Uhanalaiset Elli Maanpää 2015 art

Haavoittunut ukuli, 2015, 80x65cm, Inspired by Simberg

Uhanalaiset Elli Maanpää 2015 art

Ad Leo Astra, 2015, 50x50cm, Inspired by Gallen-Kallela

Catism

catism elli maanpää art painting

CATISM

Acrylic paintings and prints: Elli Maanpää 2012

Catism series was my 2nd take on making the art history more animalistic. This time I shared my love for cats. I was inspired by artists I admire:  Magritte, Matisse, Kahlo, Schjerfbeck and Warhol. Series was exhibited in Pori Arzz art exhibition in Generaattorigalleria in Pori and later in Runo in Tampere 2012.

Elli Maanpää Art - CATISM: Kitten of a Cat - 40cm x 50cm - 2012

CATISM: Kitten of a Cat – 40cm x 50cm – 2012

Catism, cat, art

Cathol: Catbell’s Cat Food Can, 2012

Catism, cat, art

Cathol: Catbell’s Cat Food, 2012

Catism, cat, art, painting

Schjerfcat: I’m a Cat, 2012, 40 x 50 cm

Catism, cat, art, painting

Cathlo: Los dos gatos, 2012, 50 x 40 cm

Catism, cat, art, painting

Makissa: Kissanpolkka, 2012, 50 x 40 cm