The cheery and expressive illustrations of Finnish illustrator Antti Kalevi
- Rebecca Fulleylove
- 16 June 2016
Helsinki-based Antti Kalevi’s happy characters are all created digitally despite their cut-out, paper-like appearance. In this update of work we see friendly plants and blocky greenery with cheeky figures smelling flowers, riding bikes and lazing in the sun.
Antti’s work still has the same sense of humour as last time we featured him, which was for his series of familiar art gallery scenes. His most recent characters have a lackadaisical yet cheery nature to them, heightened by the pops of primary colours that explode from them. A focus on large, formless shapes gives Antti’s work a warmth and expressiveness that is free to roam the page.
About the Author
Rebecca Fulleylove is a freelance writer and editor specialising in art, design and culture. She is also senior writer at Creative Review, having previously worked at Elephant, Google Arts & Culture, and It’s Nice That.