NDCN award 2020 Japan

Emmi Jormalainen – Nordic Design Competition for New Designer 2020 award.  My illustrations “Midsummer Night: Picking flowers with forest animals” has won the Japanese design competition NDCN 2020. The winning illustrations can be found from the cover of Lifte Magazine vol. 3. The competition was organized […]

Illustrator Emmi Shop

You can order all my self published books at Illustrator Emmi Shop:https://holvi.com/shop/illustratoremmi/ The books will be shipped from Finland.If you have any questions about ordering, please contact me.emmi@fastmail.com Wholesale prices and publishing rights on request.

Drawings from the Forest

I have spent a lot of time in the forest. These images are drawn from those trips. The book Drawings from the Forest is self-published collection of forest drawings (and ghosts). Drawings from the Forest (2022) Self-published book Available at my webshop on October 2022.

Koli National Park

During spring 2022 I created set of images for Koli National Park in Finland. Illustrations have been used to tell stories about the history of the path as well as geological change in the area since the Big Bang. Illustrations for summer trails at Koli […]

Ystäväkirja – Book of Friends

Book of Friends is a story about a girl and animals she meets find along her travels. The visual story takes you to the places which are inspired by Emmi’s travels to Europe and Asia. This story is for children and adults alike. Story and […]

Bat Zine

Identifying the bats of Pier2 area駁二蝙蝠追追追

Memory disorders Campaign

Illustrations for campaign to support families with memory disordersClient: Suomen muistiasiantuntijat ry2019

Children’s book: Tikkumäki

Illustrations for a children’s novel about horses and how to treat animals with respect. Author: Reetta NiemeläIllustrator: Emmi JormalainenTitle (in Finnish): Tikkumäki ja vauhdikas varsakevätPublisher: Otava2020

jello ja nolo nokkahuilu lastenkirjan kansi

Children’s book: Jello

Author: Veera SalmiIllustrator: Emmi JormalainenTitle (in Finnish): Jello ja nolo nokkahuiluPublisher: Otava2019

Midsummer party

Editorial illustration about violence at tango festivalClient: Helsingin Sanomat2019

Union Workers

Commissioned illustration about union workers  Client: JHL2019

Children's book: Opossum 2

Author: Johanna VenhoIllustrator: Emmi JormalainenTitle (in Finnish): Opossumi ja sata tykkäystäPublisher: WSOY2019

Eksyksissa Being Lost Book Cover for Silent Book

Eksyksissä – Being Lost Silent Book

Silent book about a horse and a bird and their travels through forests,Icelandic mountains and dreamland. Black and white story is fully illustrated and has no text. Artist’s book with black and white drawings. Dusk jacket with full color Language: Silent / No words. Publisher: Emmi Jormalainen Year 2019 ISBN: […]

Illustration where fairytale and fantasy figures jump out of the book.

Espoo City Public Library

Illustrations for “Europe reads!” campaign Houkutus – Lukuviikko Espoossa / Lockelser – Läsveckan i Esbo Client: Espoo City Library, Finland2019

Svalbard Exhibition

Results of two weeks residency period in Gallery Svalbard (Norway), July 2018. “Elämäksi muuttunut tähtipöly” Exhibition of selected works in Gallery Lennätin, Harakka island, Helsinki in August 2018.

SunSpelt Packaging

Illustrations & graphic design for SunSpelt Cereal Packaging “Vuoden luomutuote 2018” – Awarded the Best Organic Product 2018 for product & packaging Client: SunSpelt, Finland 2018

Silent books Workshops & Exhibitions

Article about my works and silent books in Japanese Illustration magazine illustration (イラストレーション) 2017年 9月号 Summer 2017 Emmi Jormalainen: Puu (“The Tree”) in the Silent Book Exhibition UAEbby and Ibby Italy collection of Silent Books around the world Flying Saucer, Sharjah, UAE 2017 Silent Book Workshop […]

Children’s Book: Classic Fairytales

Classic Fairytales Illustrations for a children’s book Edited by: Anja Salokannel, Laila Hirvisaari Illustrator: Emmi Jormalainen Title (in Finnish): Suomen lasten iltasadut Publisher: Otava 2015

Lost – ongoing project

Drawings and sketches from ongoing project for a silent book Lost. Exhibition at Galleria Kuvitus (The Finnish Illustration Association, Helsinki, Finland) in February 2018. The book will be published later in 2018 or 2019.

Children’s book: NollaBullaNolla

NollaBullaNolla Illustrations for a children’s book. Author: Veera Salmi Illustrator: Emmi Jormalainen Title (in Finnish): Puluboi = agentti NollaBullaNolla ja kamukiemurat Publisher: Otava 2018

Children’s book: Opossumi repussa

    Opossumi Illustrations for a children’s book. Author: Johanna Venho Illustrator: Emmi Jormalainen Title (in Finnish): Opossumi repussa Publisher: WSOY 2017

Children’s book: Tikkumäki

     Star Hill Stables (Tikkumäki) Illustrations for a children’s book. Author: Reetta Niemelä Illustrator: Emmi Jormalainen Title (in Finnish): Uljas ja surullinen Sandra Publisher: Otava 2018

Book Cover and Spread for Atlas Part 1 Islands Artist's Book

Atlas Part 1: Islands

“Every time I start planning a trip, I read maps and weather reports. Still I’m always surprised by the unknown landscapes and the beauty of the remote places.This book is about four journeys to islands which have enchanted me. Hillesøya (Norway), Taiwan, Yakushima (Japan) and […]

Color pencil drawing of a house in Reykjavik

Reykjavík Colors of Winter

Drawings made during an artist residency at SÍM Reykjavík on January 2017. The works have been exhibited in a group exhibition “It helps to anticipate things that have not happened” in SÍM Gallery, Reykjavík.

Silent Book “Puu” (Tree)

“Puu” is a silent full color children’s book. (“Puu” is a Finnish word for tree.) The experimental story plays with the form of the book. It’s a visual story of a tree – and birds who live in it. Finnish / English (no text) 2013 ISBN […]

Black and white illustration of a dead king rising from the sea for Tufunus children's book

Children’s Book: Tufunus

Illustrations for a children’s book. Author: Heikki Lehikoinen Illustrator: Emmi Jormalainen Title (in Finnish): Tufunus I: Kuningas Faravidin testamentti Publisher: Teos 2016

Black and white cover for art zine Distant Island

Distant Island -zine

Distant Island art zine. Drawings are done in an artist residency on the island of Hrísey in Northern Iceland during October 2013. The zine is printed with riso printing in 2014. Numbered edition of 150 copies.

Artist book Home Taiteilijakirja Koti

Artist Book “Koti” (Home)

“Home” is a silent artist’s book. (“Koti” is a Finnish word for home.) The story takes the reader through 16 apartments where the author has once lived. “Home” shifts from a teenager’s room to a student flat and from fully packed studio apartment into temporary […]

Puluboi ja Poni yhdessä ystävinä

Children’s Books: Puluboi

           Puluboi & Poni Illustrations for a serie of children’s books. Author: Veera Salmi Illustrator: Emmi Jormalainen Titles (in Finnish): Puluboin ja Ponin kirja, 2012 Puluboin ja Ponin loisketiivis kirja, 2013 Puluboin ja Ponin pöpelikkökirja, 2014 Puluboin ja Ponin tsompikirja, 2015 Puluboin ja […]