MAISTERIT  

Teemu Heinilehto

Graphic Design
1977, Finland

Tracing Kalevala -kirjake



Tracing Kalevala-kirjake is a study into a little known subject, a plan for a Finnish nationalistic typeface sketched by the artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela in the beginning of the twentieth century.
The story of Kalevala-kirjake is revealed by a research based on historical sources. What was the background behind Kalevala-kirjake and how did the project come to an end?

Furthermore, Kalevala-kirjake is brought into present day in a form of a new digital typeface based on Gallen-Kallela’s original sketches. The new font, named Joukahainen, is a composition of noble ideas of the past, principles of modern type design and the author’s own expression.

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VISUAL CULTURE
Ahlava, Joonas
Heinilehto, Teemu
Kaila, Tuukka
Koivisto, Kaisu
Lahti, Hanna
Lehtovirta, Tommi
Mandharachitara, Napin
Matikainen, Elisa
Meilahti, Sanna-Reeta
Merenlahti, Anu
Miljak, Cvijeta
Nykänen, Reetta
Pakaslahti, Hella
Ryynänen, Ulla
Valonen, Liisa
Vasko, Ea