Tag Archives: Suomi

In The Garden of Death

I’ve been a fan of the Symbolist painter Hugo Simberg (1873-1917) since I first saw his work in his native Finland decades ago. His best known work The Garden of Death¬†(above) was created for the Tampere Cathedral along with a … Continue reading

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Climate Crisis

Finland’s Helsingin Sanomat newspaper has created a free and downloadable variable font that aims to make the urgency of climate change tangible by mirroring the declining amount of Arctic sea ice in its disappearing letterforms. While a regular typeface has … Continue reading

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Why We Talk This Way

I tried to explain the evolution of human languages to our third grader the other day and did a poor job of it. Hopefully, this wonderful infographic created by Swedish writer and comic artist Minna Sundberg will do the trick.

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Call me Touko Korpela

Inspired by the Travoltafy name generator that lampooned John Travolta’s Oscar presentation flub, Visit Finland has launched the Finngenerator¬† app which allows users to discover their “Finnified” names. Just chose a gender and type in your name and hit generator. … Continue reading

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