The Armas Festival brings an exhibition of Finnish graphic design “Grand Old Man” Erik Bruun‘s works to the Valssaamo Hall of the Cable Factory.
Bruun, who turned 95 in the spring of 2021, still works from his home in Suomenlinna. Known as one of the world’s most prolific graphic artists, Bruun began his career as an advertising designer in 1940 and became a freelancer ten years later.
Bruun has designed stamps, banknotes and logos, but the most famous of his works are posters. Among other things, the Jaffa posters and the Saimaannorppa of the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation were born from his pen. Among contemporary graphic artists, Bruun is a rarity: he has never owned a computer, and he creates his work entirely by hand, right down to the bookmarks. Bruun has also designed the logo for the Armas Festival. In addition to the posters, the exhibition features his original drawings.
Opening hours Mon-Fri 10-18, Sat 12-18, Sun 12-16. // Free admission // Valssaamo Hall, Cable Factory