Pauliina Mäkelä

Cover illustration & design for a book by Finnish author Tanja Tiekso

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Commissioned | Professional

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Fantasma by Tanja Tiekso is a travelogue, essay and voyage of discovery. I was inspired by the qrotesque ornaments of ancient Rome, where human, animal and plant motifs blend together to form hybrid creatures. The images were drawn with pencil on paper, scanned and digitally coloured. I have also designed the typography for the cover. The work was commissioned by S&S publishing house.

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Anna Kivekäs
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PAULIINA MÄKELÄ is an artist from Finland working between illustration, visual arts, comics and performing arts. Pauliina is known for her rich and ambiguous pencil drawings that blur the line between reality and imagination. Pauliina received the Finnish Illustrator of the Year Award in 2021. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums in Europe, Japan and USA.