Tuesday, 8 February 2011

COME TO FINLAND!

Posters and postcards from the Come To Finland book; a book about vintage travel posters for Finland. I love old travel posters, and well, old posters in general. It's also interesting to see branding for Finland from back in the days.

You can browse the book as a whole online - I found some posters I remember form my childhood that were on the walls of our summerhouse (they still are actually). You can buy the posters and cards separately too, but I'll go for the book (and I actually intend to get it now, and not wait for some years like I unintentionally did with the Jaffas...)

EDIT : I have to add, as I realized many of you do not know; it's interesting and a bit sad too perhaps to see the poster for Wiipuri - Finland lost that big and old city to Soviet after the war, and tens of thousands of people had to leave their homes, buildings and businesses behind. Some of my family lived there in the early 1900's too.

14 comments:

Fiona Timantti said...

Cool!
This is also:
http://www.bulgariamagazine.com/helsinki.html

sacramento said...

I thought you were inviting me to go to FINLAND...HAHAHHA.
I also love these fabulous old posters.
Besos guapa.
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the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Fiona : nii, eri meininki. Mut oon aina tykänny!

Sacramento : But you are of course very welcome to come here too :)

Betty Bottom said...

My spose got the book for the Christmas present a couple of years ago from my mom (and I didn't even tell her to do so :). I love it! I could tear off and hang on my wall many of the posters in it... Or not. I love books too much to do anything like that. :)

Betty Lou said...

Helt fantastiska! Skulle mer än gärna vilja ha dom som affischer på väggen!

CurlyChronicles said...

How pretty these are, so artsy!

I get tired of the typical California posters and postcards of the beach..these are cooler!

Miss Margarita said...

Thanks for sharing, very nice posters! Its interesting to see how Finland promoted it self, even if the graphic style is similar to what many other countries did :)

ina said...

How can this be!!!??? I'm just about to post a similar post on my blog about the very same project (in my case the calender) when I see you did this post only the evening before!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I need to come up with something else! :D

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Betty Bottom: :)

Curly Chronicles: yes, a little different scenery from California :D

Ina : Naaah, just go ahead and post! It's almost a little bit funny! Great minds think alike. I think a similar thing happened some year ago with Betty Lou; she had just posted about Kitty Daisy & Lewis when I was a bout to or so...

Elina said...

These really would be a great idea on the walls of our new home - in a 1950's house with lots of the original feeling & ideas still left :)

Aiju said...

I love the picture with the blood red sky, full moon, dark forest and the ghost lady!

Nolita said...

Finnish designs rock!

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Ms Wanda said...

What a brilliant set of posters. The London Transport museum also has some like this. I bought this one recently for my dining room.

http://bit.ly/fPY7QO

I also really like this French one:

http://bit.ly/fA459A

VildesVerden said...

Cool! Love Helsinki, have had so much fun over there!