The cheery and expressive illustrations of Finnish illustrator Antti Kalevi

Date
16 June 2016
Reading Time
1 minute read

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.

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Antti Kalevi: 27 degrees

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Antti Kalevi: Dandelions

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Antti Kalevi: Dreams and Reality, The New York Times

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Antti Kalevi: Peach Flower

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Antti Kalevi: White Flower on Black and White Background

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Antti Kalevi: White Flower on Black and White Background

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Antti Kalevi: Dreams and Reality, The New York Times

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Antti Kalevi: 27 degrees

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Antti Kalevi: Elle Horoscopes

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Antti Kalevi: !?

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Antti Kalevi: Heaven’s on Fire

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Antti Kalevi: Heaven’s on Fire

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Antti Kalevi: Blue Flower

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Antti Kalevi: Blue Flower on Red Dotted Background

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Antti Kalevi: Blue Flower on Red Dotted Background

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About the Author

Rebecca Fulleylove

Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.

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