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Klaus Haapaniemi

The Finnish illustrator and artist Klaus Haapaniemi embraces the pagan Mysticism of his native culture, but instills it with distinctly contemporary
Twist. Perhaps it is the very wilderness of the local landscape that invokes the vividness of Finnish folklore: the extremity of the seasons – the awesome, terrifying proximity of nature – conjures up a magical parallel universe populated by worms, demons, trolls and monsters.

The international WGSN trend analysis service has dubbed him as one of the most important rising stars in illustration and design.

2009 Berlin