First picture: First poster for Popcult Helsinki. Second picture: Small figurine of Popcult’s mascot Silmä (“Eye”).

Popcult Helsinki is a new convention to be held in Helsinki spring 2015. I’m heavily involved in the background forces and absolutely having a blast. We have a group that’s motivated, talented and wonderful to work on this. 

In Popcult Helsinki I work as the Head of Marketing & Communications Team and also as our graphic designer. I’m very eager to put all the stuff I learned last year on good use and I aim to improve. Keep your watch on us because I spy with my little Eye that we all – organizers, partners and visitors – are going to have a great ride with this brand.

KUUMAA! Soup Kitchen & Art Gallery TODAY @ Albertinkatu 19, Helsinki!
It’s Restaurant Day again and I’m participating with my classmates! We are holding an one-day-kitchen and art show serving some spicy pumpkin soup, glögg and contemporary art. All edible things are VEGAN. We open at 11 AM and keep the shop open till we run out of food. We are prepared for something 100 servings. 
I created this little cover picture for our FB event with the help of a lovely traditional Japanese stock paper. What’s more important concerning this blog’s topic is that at At KUUMAA! you can see some of my works, such as Napoleon kaivamassa napaansa and Veinnoksia live. Don’t worry – someone else has the lead when it comes to cooking. 

KUUMAA! Soup Kitchen & Art Gallery TODAY @ Albertinkatu 19, Helsinki!

It’s Restaurant Day again and I’m participating with my classmates! We are holding an one-day-kitchen and art show serving some spicy pumpkin soup, glögg and contemporary art. All edible things are VEGAN. We open at 11 AM and keep the shop open till we run out of food. We are prepared for something 100 servings. 

I created this little cover picture for our FB event with the help of a lovely traditional Japanese stock paper. What’s more important concerning this blog’s topic is that at At KUUMAA! you can see some of my works, such as Napoleon kaivamassa napaansa and Veinnoksia live. Don’t worry – someone else has the lead when it comes to cooking. 

(Portraits of Fanfest 2013’s Guests of Honour Rhianna Pratchett and Timo Vuorensola sketched after some press photos.) 

Graphic Instructions for Fanfest 2013 – see the .pdf here! Please let it download 100% before you give it a closer look.

Fanfest 2013 was my first big graphic design project and this is the first graphic instruction I’ve ever gathered. I learned awfully lot from the project … Both from the mistakes and good things I made. Can’t wait to put my new knowledge to use. 

Fanfest 2013: Overview & Atmosphere Photos

© Iija Eloranta

Pop culture convention Fanfest was held for the first time 5.-6.10.2013 in Paasitorni, Helsinki. I was among the organizers as the graphic designer and an overall helper whenever situations turned tricky.

My intention was to take a lot of photos but after running the stairs up and down for the first day I didn’t feel like carrying my camera with me anymore. Luckily, I was able to have a handful of lucky shots!