Saturday, June 02, 2007

Klaus Haapaniemi: Monsters.








Klaus Haapaniemi: Monsters. Klaus Happaniemi and Rosa Liksom. Gingko Press, 2004. 96pp., 135 colour illustrations, 7.2 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches.

The wonderful Finnish illustrator and designer Klaus Haapaniemi, who's range "Taika" for Iitala I've written about before, has his work displayed in this wonderful new book (book found via Bloesem) - not to be missed!

"Klaus Haapaniemi’s new monograph features illustration and design that draws on a surprising variety of influences that range from Finnish tribal culture to Scandinavian design and the works of French artist Toulouse Lautrec. Developing ideas put forward in his first book, Quattro Stagioni, Haapaniemi uses six distinct forms to explore a world that is baroque, hallucinogenic and startlingly inventive. This richly illustrated book also features a story by Finnish novelist Rosa Liksom which is based on a series of Haapaniemi’s surreal images – images that have seemingly been snatched from children’s stories and subjected to his own unique method of digital distortion."

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