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Eye-popping poster design inspiration from Finland's Linda Linko

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Many dare to bridge the gap between hand-rendered illustration and commissioned design pieces, but none so deftly as the delightful Linda Linko, a Finnish illustrator who has designed some of the most eye-catchingly original posters we’ve seen in a while. Her choice of canvas, a huge and bright scroll-like sheet of paper, combined with her deep black, hand-rendered typography (exclaiming excitement-inducing words such as ‘NYE Dinner’ and ‘Cosmic Boogie’) are probably the coolest promotional visuals you could ever have to promote your event.

Pekka Agency, who represent Linda, note that she is inspired by “imperfect shapes, large formats, black humor and basically everything that happens while she is away from her computer” – very wise words, and inspirational to anyone tackling a poster brief.

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    Linda Linko: Series of posters for Nerd Network. Autumn-Winter 2011.

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    Linda Linko: Series of posters for Nerd Network. Autumn-Winter 2011.

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    Linda Linko: Series of posters for Nerd Network. Autumn-Winter 2011.

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    Linda Linko: Series of posters for Nerd Network. Autumn-Winter 2011.

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    Linda Linko: Series of posters for Nerd Network. Autumn-Winter 2011.

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.