The Helsinki Design Week official program is out and our illustration project The Catch is in it!

Come see us work on our #illustration piece at the Minna Parikka shop @ Aleksanterinkatu 36, Helsinki during 6-11 September. 

And when the piece is finished, we’d like to share a drink with you at the opening event! You’ll be able to join the event on Facebook here.

I’m so happy to announce that I’m now represented as an illustrator by Édition Paumes in Japan! 

Édition Paumes is a family-run publishing house based in Tokyo. They collaborate with artists and designers from Europe and publish wonderful books about design, interior and art - all of them are just pure eye candy. I’m thrilled to have the privilege to collaborate with them! 

The lovely people from Japanese womens #magazine #Lee were visiting us for a photoshoot. Such a sweet bunch! (paikassa My place)

I’m excited to be a part of a really fun project, The Catch, on Helsinki Design week in September.
I’ll team up with my talented friend Krista Kärki to create a window display illustration for the Minna Parikka Universum in Helsinki. The artwork is inspired by the Minna Parikka A/W 2014 collection called Whiplash.
Join us for the opening event on 11 September @ 6 pm. More info coming soon! I’m excited to be a part of a really fun project, The Catch, on Helsinki Design week in September.
I’ll team up with my talented friend Krista Kärki to create a window display illustration for the Minna Parikka Universum in Helsinki. The artwork is inspired by the Minna Parikka A/W 2014 collection called Whiplash.
Join us for the opening event on 11 September @ 6 pm. More info coming soon!

I’m excited to be a part of a really fun project, The Catch, on Helsinki Design week in September.

I’ll team up with my talented friend Krista Kärki to create a window display illustration for the Minna Parikka Universum in Helsinki. The artwork is inspired by the Minna Parikka A/W 2014 collection called Whiplash.

Join us for the opening event on 11 September @ 6 pm. More info coming soon!

Here’s my Midsummer Magic pattern with flowers and girls in night gowns for Isetan!

http://leenakisonen.com/

The Aimez le Style A/W14 washi tape collection is all about delicious colors. So happy to have my work included in it! The Aimez le Style A/W14 washi tape collection is all about delicious colors. So happy to have my work included in it!

The Aimez le Style A/W14 washi tape collection is all about delicious colors. So happy to have my work included in it!

Papercut black lips - this is what I seem to be doing on a friday night!

Q

martha-anne asked:

Hello! Very glad I found your blog. Earlier today I was feeling like I haven't found a new artist I love in ages, and you've just broken that. xx

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Thanks so much Martha-Anne – such a sweet comment!

Thank you everyone for joining us at the opening of our window display illustration last night at Kauniste! 
If you missed the party, you can see the illustration by Krista Kärki, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and me on the Kauniste shop windows in Helsinki until the end of May.

kauniste:

Thank you all for coming to the Beyonderground festival party despite the pouring rain! Leena Kisonen, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and Krista Kärki had been real busy bees cutting shapes for the windows, and the guests had fun adding the final touches to the decorations during the evening. Special thanks also to the DJ & Uploud Audio for bringing the sound systems and those cool fabric covered speakers.
Thank you everyone for joining us at the opening of our window display illustration last night at Kauniste! 
If you missed the party, you can see the illustration by Krista Kärki, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and me on the Kauniste shop windows in Helsinki until the end of May.

kauniste:

Thank you all for coming to the Beyonderground festival party despite the pouring rain! Leena Kisonen, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and Krista Kärki had been real busy bees cutting shapes for the windows, and the guests had fun adding the final touches to the decorations during the evening. Special thanks also to the DJ & Uploud Audio for bringing the sound systems and those cool fabric covered speakers.
Thank you everyone for joining us at the opening of our window display illustration last night at Kauniste! 
If you missed the party, you can see the illustration by Krista Kärki, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and me on the Kauniste shop windows in Helsinki until the end of May.

kauniste:

Thank you all for coming to the Beyonderground festival party despite the pouring rain! Leena Kisonen, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and Krista Kärki had been real busy bees cutting shapes for the windows, and the guests had fun adding the final touches to the decorations during the evening. Special thanks also to the DJ & Uploud Audio for bringing the sound systems and those cool fabric covered speakers.
Thank you everyone for joining us at the opening of our window display illustration last night at Kauniste! 
If you missed the party, you can see the illustration by Krista Kärki, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and me on the Kauniste shop windows in Helsinki until the end of May.

kauniste:

Thank you all for coming to the Beyonderground festival party despite the pouring rain! Leena Kisonen, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and Krista Kärki had been real busy bees cutting shapes for the windows, and the guests had fun adding the final touches to the decorations during the evening. Special thanks also to the DJ & Uploud Audio for bringing the sound systems and those cool fabric covered speakers.
Thank you everyone for joining us at the opening of our window display illustration last night at Kauniste! 
If you missed the party, you can see the illustration by Krista Kärki, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and me on the Kauniste shop windows in Helsinki until the end of May.

kauniste:

Thank you all for coming to the Beyonderground festival party despite the pouring rain! Leena Kisonen, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and Krista Kärki had been real busy bees cutting shapes for the windows, and the guests had fun adding the final touches to the decorations during the evening. Special thanks also to the DJ & Uploud Audio for bringing the sound systems and those cool fabric covered speakers.
Thank you everyone for joining us at the opening of our window display illustration last night at Kauniste! 
If you missed the party, you can see the illustration by Krista Kärki, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and me on the Kauniste shop windows in Helsinki until the end of May.

kauniste:

Thank you all for coming to the Beyonderground festival party despite the pouring rain! Leena Kisonen, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and Krista Kärki had been real busy bees cutting shapes for the windows, and the guests had fun adding the final touches to the decorations during the evening. Special thanks also to the DJ & Uploud Audio for bringing the sound systems and those cool fabric covered speakers.
Thank you everyone for joining us at the opening of our window display illustration last night at Kauniste! 
If you missed the party, you can see the illustration by Krista Kärki, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and me on the Kauniste shop windows in Helsinki until the end of May.

kauniste:

Thank you all for coming to the Beyonderground festival party despite the pouring rain! Leena Kisonen, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and Krista Kärki had been real busy bees cutting shapes for the windows, and the guests had fun adding the final touches to the decorations during the evening. Special thanks also to the DJ & Uploud Audio for bringing the sound systems and those cool fabric covered speakers.
Thank you everyone for joining us at the opening of our window display illustration last night at Kauniste! 
If you missed the party, you can see the illustration by Krista Kärki, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and me on the Kauniste shop windows in Helsinki until the end of May.

kauniste:

Thank you all for coming to the Beyonderground festival party despite the pouring rain! Leena Kisonen, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and Krista Kärki had been real busy bees cutting shapes for the windows, and the guests had fun adding the final touches to the decorations during the evening. Special thanks also to the DJ & Uploud Audio for bringing the sound systems and those cool fabric covered speakers.
Thank you everyone for joining us at the opening of our window display illustration last night at Kauniste! 
If you missed the party, you can see the illustration by Krista Kärki, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and me on the Kauniste shop windows in Helsinki until the end of May.

kauniste:

Thank you all for coming to the Beyonderground festival party despite the pouring rain! Leena Kisonen, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and Krista Kärki had been real busy bees cutting shapes for the windows, and the guests had fun adding the final touches to the decorations during the evening. Special thanks also to the DJ & Uploud Audio for bringing the sound systems and those cool fabric covered speakers.

Thank you everyone for joining us at the opening of our window display illustration last night at Kauniste

If you missed the party, you can see the illustration by Krista Kärki, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and me on the Kauniste shop windows in Helsinki until the end of May.

kauniste:

Thank you all for coming to the Beyonderground festival party despite the pouring rain! Leena Kisonen, Anna Sofia Vuorinen and Krista Kärki had been real busy bees cutting shapes for the windows, and the guests had fun adding the final touches to the decorations during the evening. Special thanks also to the DJ & Uploud Audio for bringing the sound systems and those cool fabric covered speakers.

We’re working on our piece for the Beyonderground festival with my friend Krista. The first element is done and it’s a big, fat shark! 

We hope to see you at the opening party on Friday 9 May at 7 pm. The evening will include music, finger food, drinks and nice people. You can also take part in finishing the artwork during the evening. The place is the Kauniste Shop on Fredrikinkatu 24, Helsinki.

Here’s the event on FB!