Fintan is a character of the Embassy of Finland in Tokyo. This approximately 7-year old boy with blond hair and blue eyes likes to wear a lion costume as the animal is also featured in the emblem of Finland. Fintan can be found tweeting in the popular @FinEmbTokyo twitter account, as well as in three short animes featuring Finnish-Japanese relations and produced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Finnish independence in 2017. Fintan got his looks from Kenji Itoso, a Japanese animator and graphic designer, in 2012.
Fintan sticker set features 16 expressions Finns typically use in day-to-day situations. The girl in some of the stickers, Yuki, is Fintan's friend and was introduced in the short anime series published in 2017.
Cecilia Kugler (b.1995,Mór,Hungary)
Puki-nyan is an adventurous cat-like alien from a distant planet who found Earth while exploring the universe. Seeing the current state of our environment and nature Puki-nyan decided to help humans to save it.
This sticker set is part of a project in Aalto University. Cecilia is currently working on a children’s book about sustainability issues, using this character and its backstory to teach children about the importance of recycling and saving natural resources in a fun way.
Cecilia is now doing her Master’s degree at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Jasmin Anoschkin (b. 1980, Pori, Finland), Sculptor
Graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts in 2004
Jasmin makes colourful wooden sculptures and ceramics which looks amusing at first glance but they also reveal much about the world around us. The roots leads to the imaginary world of childhood, plays and toys. Jasmin is a sparkling expressionist who doesn’t bow down for the unwritten laws of the art of sculpting nor follow the modernist tradition. Her exhibitions are usually total installations where story-telling plays an important role. She sometimes combines ready-made objects to some of her works and she has also done different kinds of mixed media installations. She also paints portraits and makes croquis with acryl and ink.
Katja Tukiainen (b. 1969, Pori, Finland)
Katja Tukiainen is a Finnish contemporary artist. Her adventurous pink GIRL GANG performs in her oil paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations. Katja's primary language is painting and her basic color is pink since the mid-1990’s. With her cute and strong girls, bright oil colors and eloquent brush strokes she talks about serious matters with humor. She paints her dreamy landscapes for anyone to step in. She holds Master degrees from both Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and University of Art and Design. She studied painting also in the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Italy, a place where she always returns. Her paintings are included in many prestigious collections like KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art collection and Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation collection.
Dr. Matti Hagelberg (born on the latter part of 20th century in Finland)
Dr. Matti Hagelberg is a writer and artist working on the field of comics. He has published several books mostly in France and Finland since 1992. His major works include the trilogy: Holmenkollen (2000), Kekkonen (2004) and Silvia Regina(2010).
At the moment he is working on a 1500-page book called Läskimooses which will reveal all the well kept secrets of the universe and the unknown roots of the Finnish people.
Dr. Hagelberg has been teaching comics at the Aalto University since 1998.
He lives and works in Helsinki, the capital of Finland.
Supercell is a mobile game developer based in Helsinki, Finland, with offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai. Its games are available for tablets and smartphones using both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems. Since its founding in 2010, Supercell has brought four games to the market - Hay Day, Clash of Clans, Boom Beach and Clash Royale.