Today is the UHANALAISET -exhibition opening in Karhulinna in Korkeasaari Zoo at 4pm-6pm. See you there maybe! 🙂virgin-snow_elli-maanpaa_Uhanalaiset_2015_10



The European Parliament Election went already but you can still make a difference by voting my Cool Cat -design in the Paulig’s Frezza poster contest (has nothing to do with the European Parliament Election). The voting goes on until the 12th of June. Please vote by liking the poster here and share the link ☞ http://www.paulig.fi/kampanja/frezza/julisteet/638/ Thank you!coolcat_frezza_ellimaanpaa_2014_netti

Penny Lane

Penny Lane is a Beatles themed musical perfromed by show choir Partita. They performed the show three times this Spring in Kulttuuritalo Grand in Porvoo. Below (2nd picture) is couple of press photographs from the colorful and joyful show. I designed the graphic material for the perfromance: from the poster and facebook graphics to the playbill. pennylane_ellimaanpaa_2014_poster_3.jpg


I took some pictures of the playbill on our courtyard yesterday. The playbill is the flyer/booklet the audience get when they’re coming to see the show. There you have all the information about the crew, cast, music and sponsors. The playbill I designed fro Partita was horizontal A4 with four pages. I wanted it to look like a vinyl cover from the 60’s. I used the same colors and visual elements that I used in the poster which you can see it in the beginning of the post. I got really lovely feedback from the playbill – the Penny Lane performers and audience had liked it a lot.

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P.S. If you didn’t manage to see Penny Lane show yet you still have a chance to see it next Autumn. Partita has promised to organize some extra shows but they haven’t released the dates yet. You can stay tuned on their facebook page.

Cool Cat

Now I need you’re help! I’ve participated in a poster design contest organized by Paulig Frezza. Frezza is a cold coffee drink which comes in 4 different flavors: Latte, Forte, Mocca, Vanilla. Their slogan is Viilenny Frezzalla which means Get Cool With Frezza. In my poster illustration (below) I combined visual elements I love: cat, mustache and a little bit retro feel. The brown shades I borrowed from the new Frezza bottle colors and brighten the color map with pink and turquoise. You can see my design below. Like it?

Good! Now please also like it here since the winner is chosen by the amount of likes. The voting goes on until the 12th of June. The winner gets her design displayed as a huge print to the centrum of Helsinki next Summer and 5000€. Would be pretty cool! If I win I’ll offer all the people who vote and share my design coffees (Frezza of course) in our workroom Heya in Helsinki! Thank you for your support!coolcat_frezza_ellimaanpaa_2014_nettiP.S. Below is additional making of photograph. I love love love the fact I can carry my office anywhere with me. This time I worked in the Turku Library since I’m in town visiting my parents. I wonder if the young man in the right corner is taking a picture as well? If you’re visiting Turku I highly recommend visiting the library – it’s simply a lovely place.coolcat_makingof_ellimaanpaa_2014