Thursday, December 03, 2009


Anna's studying "busy". I took the liberty to publish the great drawing.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Seminar drawings

My interpretation of Creative Business. Very productive day!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Some tuhrus I made for Taru Varpumaa's film Edith.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Alison Schulnik rules

Another good one from Alison Schulnik for Grizzly Bear music video.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Great weekend indeed

Ami's Halloween animation in Minna Havukainen's Exitus-exhibition

Animaatio syntyi Minna Havukaisen Exitus-näyttelyn Pyhäinpäivän tapahtumassa 31.10. Animaatio on nähtävissä näyttelyn yhteydessä Galleria Titanikissa

The Premiere of Elina's Show Camouflages at Peri

Elinan Maastoutumisia-näyttelyn avajaiset Perissä . Lisää näyttelystä täällä

Ami was presenting her films and work at
The Regional Arts Council of South-West Finland

Ami esitteli animaatio-ohjaajan työtä Varsinais-Suomen Taidetoimikunnan Apurahojen illassa.

Tuhrun Aikamatkustajat näytillä Tyttöjen talolla

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Ami voitti Taide Sairaalassa -kilpailun!

Kilpailussa etsittiin sarjallisesti toteutettavia teoksia rakenteilla olevan Turun T-sairaalan yli 140 potilashuoneeseen ja osastojen aulatiloihin.

Ensimmäisen palkinnon jakavat:
Ami Lindholm ehdotuksella "Peukut pystyyn"
Marjatta Nuoreva ehdotuksella "Archipelago"

Kolmannen palkinnon saa:
Erika Adamsson ehdotuksella "Kädet"

Teokseni koostuu viidestä kuvasarjasta, jotka tulostetaan suoraan seinään tai kattoon. Kuvasarjoja käytetään sekä yksittäisinä kuvina että kokonaisina sarjoina sijoiteltuna käytäviin ja potilashuoneisiin.

Ami won the "Art in a Hospital" competition. I made these big sympatic figures, who stay or visit the hospital. The art will be placed on walls of the new Turku Hospital.

Lue lisää
Turun sanomat

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bott Scarry

Hella nice animation frames from Bott Scarry.

His other stuff is just as cool:

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Loving the harpsichord!


via you have been here sometime

Monday, August 31, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Ami's latest illustrations

in Olivia

and Tiede

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Plastic bags are happening in Turku


Two artists whose work I've been loving in the internet for a long time are visiting Finland next week. Good times!

They are:
Jason Rosenberg
Emily Ryan

I'm looking forward to Jason's plastic Bag Happening that he's putting up in B-galleria on Monday 22nd. The happening is a celebration of the colors, ideas and textures of plastic bags. There's also a small expo of Emily's whimsical drawings. Please come and join us if you are in Turku!

Here's the info:


PLASTIC BAG HAPPENING is a plastic bag exchange, in which you are
invited to come with a plastic bag and leave with a different one. The
time in between these two actions has many possibilities also.

PLASTIC BAG HAPPENING is also an exhibition, which celebrates plastic
bags from around the world, so bring one in, and participate in the
exchange and cross-pollination of textures, colors, and ideas.

Show us your favorite plastic bag! Or trade it in for a new one! Or
purchase a plastic bag creation! Or just come in and look around!

It is only a one day affair this time, so please come say hello!

MONDAY, JUNE 22 2009
2–8 PM (KLo 14-18)
20100 TURKU

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Stage Fright / LOOP Videoart festival / Barcelona

We forget to announce about 90% of the festivals where our graduation animations have been shown the past year.


Stage Fright is screened at LOOP videoart festival in Barcelona.
You can see it everyday at Duduá gallery/shop, owned by the very best Alícia Rossello. The festival seems real nice, videos are screened around the city in more than 100 venues, galleries, museums, shops...

Picturing this happening makes me miss Barcelona a lot.. .. sigh.


Stage Fright by Elina Minn
at Duduá
21st-31st of May 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

9 book on Book By Its Cover

The book we put out late last year is now featured on one of our favorite blogs!

9 book on Book by Its Cover

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Illustration for Tulva / Elina Minn



I made these illustrations for the current issue of feminist mag Tulva. It's so nice to illustrate a magazine with such a nice crisp layout.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Chalk animation

Firekites - AUTUMN STORY - chalk animation from Lucinda Schreiber on Vimeo.

Hmmm. I can't say I like it that much but it feels like a relevant video to post about.

Easily comparable to Blu, the most referenced animation phenomena of 2008, but still very different. This is like Blu minus the social dimension. More turning into itself with the music emphasizing the melancholy. The traces of chalk on the board are nice but watching it I can't help wishing it would get more abstract all the time and extend itself beyond the chain of chalkboards.

What do you think?

Friday, May 01, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Kummallista valoa

Magical light at our studio today.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hyvää pääsiäistä

Hyvää pääsiäistä

Hyvää pääsiäistä

Happy Easter!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Faces in Places

For those of you who still miss Naamakerho, here's Faces in Places.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Max Fleischer's Betty Boop cartoon from 1933

One of the single most beautiful animation sequences I've ever seen starts from 4:18 when Koko the Clown a.k.a Cab Calloway sings the blues. Warning, watching it may be hypnotising and addictive and mind-blowing.

Found via Coal Black Filly

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Random drawing 13

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Where we work

Friday, March 27, 2009

Looking at art in Turku

Yesterday was the vernissage of ILMAinen art exhibition by Katri Sipiläinen at Titanik. The show is up until 19th of April.


Anna & I especially liked the goyaish painting close to the door.

More: Turun Sanomat

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tere, matemaatiika!

My pal Karo has a great sense for finding treasures at thrift shops, like this Estonian Math Book from 1975. The title could be translated into..

Hello Mathematics!

Heippa Matematiikka!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


I appreciate how Noora Isoeskeli has her links list narrowed down to the essentials.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Collage collaboration

Elina and Anna made a picture together

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The 9 Book / Duduá

The 9 book is now available online at Duduá online shop!


Buy it here:


New 9-book stockists in Spain:

c/Rosic 6, Barcelona, Spain

Laie CCCB Libros
c/Montalegre 5, Barcelona, Spain

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Random drawing 12

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Monday, March 09, 2009

Ei toriparkkia pliis

Voisko sen toriparkin jo jättää rakentamatta?
Maanantaina 9.3. mielenosoitus toriparkkia vastaan! Tule vaatimaan kansanäänestystä!

Maanantaina 9.3. uuden valtuuston asialistalla on ensimmäistä kertaa toriparkin sisältävä keskustan asemakaava. Turhuuksien toriparkki -kampanja järjestää tuolloin toriparkkia vastustavan mielenosoituksen

Kaupungintalolla (os. Aurakatu 2) klo 17.30 alkaen


Friday, March 06, 2009

Tuhru films at Tampere Film Festival

Kuolema keltaisessa talossa
ohj. Anna Virtanen
Tampereen filkkareiden kotimaisessa kilpailussa

pe 6.3 klo 18 Plevna
la 7.3. klo 20 Plevna

The Year I Cut My Hear ohj. Ami Lindholm
Tampereen filkkareilla

la 7.3. klo 12 Plevna

Uups, Stage Fright (ohj. Elina Minn) meni jo...


Death in the Yellow House by Anna Virtanen
in the Finnish competition of Tampere Film Festival

Friday 6.3 at 18.00 Plevna
Saturday 7.3. at 20.00 Plevna

The Year I Cut My Hear by Ami Lindholm
at Tampere Film Festival

Saturday 7.3. at 12.00 Plevna

Oops, the screening of Stage Fright by Elina Minn already passed...

Death in The Yellow House in NYT!

Annan Kuolema keltaisessa talossa aamun NYT-liitteessä s. 16. Hihii, se on kirjoitettu Kuolema keltaisessa laaksossa...

Mukana myös muita laatuelokuvia kuten Antti Laakson Viimeinen elefantti ja Simo Ruotsalaisen Keppostelija.

Lue koko juttu


Anna's film Death in the Yellow House in the morning paper! The whole article in Finnish here.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Eyeliner drawing

By Swedish fashion blogger Hanna Fridén

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Long live Jenny!

Closing a circle... the first post on our blog was about Jenny Wilson and now there is reason for another as her beautiful second album Hardships! finally came out. The whole thing is up on her myspace. As is often with records that I've waited for years to come out, it took a couple of listens to truely get into it. Now I'm in love hands down and will go look for the double vinyl version of it tomorrow.

The logo of Wilson's self established record company is also super sweet:

Ongoing collaboration / Elina Minn and Jaakko Pallasvuo

Some paintings I made with Jaakko Pallasvuo.

Photos by Jaakko