Suomi!

Finland and Sweden have much in common but there are also big differences. Especially when it comes to war and peace. Finland is a young nation and we feel that the fighting spirit is still present.  Another big difference is the SAUNA that is a part of the daily life in Finland but in Sweden it’s just something that is offered at the public swimming pool.

When we visit Finland it’s always summer, we are off grid more or less all the time and no one is in a hurry. So we can say that our picture of Finland is a bit romanticized. Maybe that’s why our prints based on photos taken over there have a special room in our hearts.

Anyway.

Today we want to say Happy Birthday Suomi Finland !

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Sauna Vihta

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Tvättbrädan and Sisar

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Sauna

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Jollygoodfellow + HearteartH

We have made some prints in cooperation with Marie-Louise Hellgren, Heartearth. They were shown at Tent London 2017.

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This is the stool Lilla Snåland, made of leftovers from the classic chair Lilla Åland, together with our interpretation/screenprint on the wall.

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Close up of the screenprint.

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The triangels on the right is the raw material for Lilla Snåland (and the parts that are removed in the production of Lilla Åland).

 

The print will be available in the jollygoodshop soon, we are just wating for Marie-Louise to come and sign them first : )

 

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As Marie-Louise have designed lots of nice tea cups during the years and showed her newest at Tent London we stareted to think about steam. We worked in two days trying to catch steam,  it was difficult but fun. Finally we transformed it to a screenprint as well, this is Steam!

 

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Here you can find a press relese about the exhibition Press release (pdf)

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Finland 100 years!

 

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This is Sauna Vihta, our tribute to Finland who celebrate 100 years of independence.

 

 

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For us Finland is sauna. Every summer when we are on our way to the cottage on the Finnish countryside we cross our fingers and hope that the sauna will be intact and ready for some fire. But it’s important to heat slow and during the waiting it’s good to make a sauna vihta!

Size: 40 x 50 cm
Paper: Munken Pure 240g

Edition: 100

Available in the jollygoodshop!

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Picnic at FORMEX

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This time we exhibited together with scandinaviaform at Formex. It was a very good choice since we could enjoy a little meadow, which felt so nice together with the prints.

 

 

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Jolly Good Lördag – May

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Sunshine, books, vases, airplants, natural dyed textiles and a lot of prints! It was a very nice #jollygoodlördag and here are some pictures for you that live too far away to come by in person ; )

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We served the kids with a lots of cork cubes to build and play with.

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The print we call Allemansrätten on the wall. Yes we´re open!

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Aeroteket brought a lot of nice airplants and ceramic bowls that are a perfect match with our Concrete Bowl #1 :-).

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Scandinaviaform‘s vases look great even without flowers in them!

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Slightly imperfect cork cubes from our Urban Cube Calendar are recycled as toys.

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Premiere for our natural dyed textile on wall.

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A rack full of Unique fellows!

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Action in the playground in front of the house.

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After work – play!

 

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Unique Fellows

In a way the idea of printmaking is to get more of the same, but we were curious about working on the basis of happy accidents!

So we started the project: Unique Fellows!

We dig into the piles of proofs, select a few favorites and some of them inspire us to new experiments. Every single one is photographed and presented separately and gets its own number.

You find them in our jollygoodshop, some of them are already sold but be patient, more is coming.

 

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Jolly Good Lördag – Premier!

This spring we have decided to open up the studio some more, we call it Jolly Good Lördag.  For us it’s a chance to let our local friends and customers come and see some more of what we do and how screen printing works, buy something from us without shipping cost, or just drink coffee with us : )  Here is some pictures from the first #jollygoodlördag which had the theme “skate”.

 

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Flying V

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More birds on their way. Last year we made a screenprint called Birds Migration. We have a huge collection of photos of birds flying over the studio. This is Flying V – which actually was the working title from the beginning.

We tried hard to find “the image of ” birds on their way, and this one we think is pretty close.  And maybe you find a music reference as well ; )

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