Emmi Jormalainen
Book of Friends

Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
The pandemic made me feel extremely lonely and longing for my friends in far away countries. Since we couldn’t meet, I created this warm and kind story where we get to travel again and meet new people along the way.

How was the illustration used:
Illustrations for a silent book

How did you make this work:
The book has 56 pages and six chapters. On every chapter a new animal friend joins the group of travellers. The story goes from European cities to the forest, from the Arctic to a jungle in Asia. Images for the book are done with color pencils on paper. The book itself is printed with offset and published as a small edition of 400 copies.

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Currently Based:
Helsinki, Finland

Emmi Jormalainen is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer and artist from Helsinki, Finland. She loves to experiment with visual storytelling and different drawing techniques. She has illustrated more than 20 children’s books and made several self-published silent books and artist books.