Nostalgia and modern life go hand in hand in the work of illustrator Janne Iivonen

Date
15 October 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

We first wrote about illustrator Janne Iivonen’s work earlier this year and he has kept himself busy with a steady stream of commissions, all of which reiterate his skill for on-point references and nostalgia. With their Tintin haircuts, muted colour palettes and jiggle marks, Janne’s drawings could easily be straight out of an illustration archive from anywhere between 1950 and the 70s if it wasn’t for the modern-day escapades of his characters.

His illustrations are tech-heavy, and precariously surrounded by flying coffee cups; depicting office life, deep sea diving, BBQ outfits and decrepit apartments. Janne has been commissioned by Lexus, American Airlines, Creative Review, Wired and The Guardian and continues to go from strength to strength.

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Janne Livonen: Atlanta Magazine

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Janne Livonen: Commission

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Janne Livonen: Wired

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Janne Livonen: Wired

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Janne Livonen: Das Magazin

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Janne Livonen: SZ Magazin

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Janne Livonen: SZ Magazin

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Janne Livonen: Creative Review

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Janne Livonen: Commission

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Janne Livonen: Commission

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Janne Livonen: Commission

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Janne Livonen: American Airlines

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About the Author

Billie Muraben

Billie studied illustration at Camberwell College of Art before completing an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art. She joined It’s Nice That as a Freelance Editorial Assistant back in January 2015 and continues to work with us on a freelance basis.

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