Lotta Nieminen

“Lotta has succeeded in creating that trickiest of beasts; a unique, consistent and incredibly nuanced style which is malleable enough to fit almost any project going, and yet which will stay with the viewer for a long while yet.” — It's Nice That

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Biography

Hailing from Helsinki, ADC Young Gun award winner Lotta Nieminen lives and works in New York where she has been since an exchange to the Rhode Island School of Design during her time at Aalto University of the Arts. With her natural eye for graphic design, her work as an illustrator is exceptionally well put-together, drawing her attention from clients all over the world. Now Lotta is a designer, illustrator and art director, maintaining the same recognisable aesthetic in anything that she works on. “My work is colourful, generous, detailed and geometric with an affinity for a tactile feel,” says Lotta. “I find it easier to play with colours and patterns in illustration than in graphic design, where my taste is much more simple.” Working on editorial, packaging and advertising briefs, Lotta is keen to work on as many mediums as possible. “Those are the projects that force me to take my illustration style and process to a new level. I’ve had the chance to work on illustrations for a hand embroidered carpet, wine bottle labels, animated ads, cosmetics packaging, window installations and department store collateral,” she says. “These different mediums all require a different approach, which also help the style develop by posing new challenges.”

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Google, New York Magazine, Hermès, The New York Times, Volkswagen, IBM, United Airlines, Laneige, SHOP Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Monocle, Le Monde, Paulig, Chronicle Books, Suez Environnement, Wrap Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Biography

Hailing from Helsinki, ADC Young Gun award winner Lotta Nieminen lives and works in New York where she has been since an exchange to the Rhode Island School of Design during her time at Aalto University of the Arts. With her natural eye for graphic design, her work as an illustrator is exceptionally well put-together, drawing her attention from clients all over the world. Now Lotta is a designer, illustrator and art director, maintaining the same recognisable aesthetic in anything that she works on. “My work is colourful, generous, detailed and geometric with an affinity for a tactile feel,” says Lotta. “I find it easier to play with colours and patterns in illustration than in graphic design, where my taste is much more simple.” Working on editorial, packaging and advertising briefs, Lotta is keen to work on as many mediums as possible. “Those are the projects that force me to take my illustration style and process to a new level. I’ve had the chance to work on illustrations for a hand embroidered carpet, wine bottle labels, animated ads, cosmetics packaging, window installations and department store collateral,” she says. “These different mediums all require a different approach, which also help the style develop by posing new challenges.”

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Google, New York Magazine, Hermès, The New York Times, Volkswagen, IBM, United Airlines, Laneige, SHOP Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Monocle, Le Monde, Paulig, Chronicle Books, Suez Environnement, Wrap Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Biography

Hailing from Helsinki, ADC Young Gun award winner Lotta Nieminen lives and works in New York where she has been since an exchange to the Rhode Island School of Design during her time at Aalto University of the Arts. With her natural eye for graphic design, her work as an illustrator is exceptionally well put-together, drawing her attention from clients all over the world. Now Lotta is a designer, illustrator and art director, maintaining the same recognisable aesthetic in anything that she works on. “My work is colourful, generous, detailed and geometric with an affinity for a tactile feel,” says Lotta. “I find it easier to play with colours and patterns in illustration than in graphic design, where my taste is much more simple.” Working on editorial, packaging and advertising briefs, Lotta is keen to work on as many mediums as possible. “Those are the projects that force me to take my illustration style and process to a new level. I’ve had the chance to work on illustrations for a hand embroidered carpet, wine bottle labels, animated ads, cosmetics packaging, window installations and department store collateral,” she says. “These different mediums all require a different approach, which also help the style develop by posing new challenges.”

Clients

Google, New York Magazine, Hermès, The New York Times, Volkswagen, IBM, United Airlines, Laneige, SHOP Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Monocle, Le Monde, Paulig, Chronicle Books, Suez Environnement, Wrap Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Biography

Hailing from Helsinki, ADC Young Gun award winner Lotta Nieminen lives and works in New York where she has been since an exchange to the Rhode Island School of Design during her time at Aalto University of the Arts. With her natural eye for graphic design, her work as an illustrator is exceptionally well put-together, drawing her attention from clients all over the world. Now Lotta is a designer, illustrator and art director, maintaining the same recognisable aesthetic in anything that she works on. “My work is colourful, generous, detailed and geometric with an affinity for a tactile feel,” says Lotta. “I find it easier to play with colours and patterns in illustration than in graphic design, where my taste is much more simple.” Working on editorial, packaging and advertising briefs, Lotta is keen to work on as many mediums as possible. “Those are the projects that force me to take my illustration style and process to a new level. I’ve had the chance to work on illustrations for a hand embroidered carpet, wine bottle labels, animated ads, cosmetics packaging, window installations and department store collateral,” she says. “These different mediums all require a different approach, which also help the style develop by posing new challenges.”

Clients

Google, New York Magazine, Hermès, The New York Times, Volkswagen, IBM, United Airlines, Laneige, SHOP Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Monocle, Le Monde, Paulig, Chronicle Books, Suez Environnement, Wrap Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek.

Lotta for Liberty Our favourite colourway of Lotta's print for Liberty.

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Lotta for Liberty

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Our favourite colourway of Lotta's print for Liberty.

Google Calendar Monthly header illustrations for Google’s new Calendar app.

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Google Calendar

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Monthly header illustrations for Google’s new Calendar app.

Google Calendar Monthly header illustrations for Google’s new Calendar app.

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Google Calendar

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Monthly header illustrations for Google’s new Calendar app.

Google Calendar Monthly header illustrations for Google’s new Calendar app.

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Google Calendar

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Monthly header illustrations for Google’s new Calendar app.

Google Calendar Monthly header illustrations for Google’s new Calendar app.

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Google Calendar

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Monthly header illustrations for Google’s new Calendar app.

Google Calendar Monthly header illustrations for Google’s new Calendar app.

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Google Calendar

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Monthly header illustrations for Google’s new Calendar app.

Volkswagen A poster illustration for Volkswagen’s UK showrooms.

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Volkswagen

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A poster illustration for Volkswagen’s UK showrooms.

Lagom Gift wrap design for UK-based paper goods company Lagom.

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Gift wrap design for UK-based paper goods company Lagom.

Secret Garden A silk scarf by Lotta for Finnish brand Marja Kurki.

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Secret Garden

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A silk scarf by Lotta for Finnish brand Marja Kurki.

Lagom Gift wrap design for UK-based paper goods company Lagom.

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Gift wrap design for UK-based paper goods company Lagom.

Laneige Illustrated special edition packaging for a South Korean cosmetics brand.

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Laneige

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Illustrated special edition packaging for a South Korean cosmetics brand.

Laneige Illustrated special edition packaging for a South Korean cosmetics brand.

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Laneige

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Illustrated special edition packaging for a South Korean cosmetics brand.

Animal Town A set of stamps by Lotta for the Finnish Post, entitled 'Animal Town'.

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Animal Town

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A set of stamps by Lotta for the Finnish Post, entitled 'Animal Town'.

Lotta Nieminen for House Lotta's Christmas collection, entitled 'Ensilumi', for Finnish brand House.

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Lotta's Christmas collection, entitled 'Ensilumi', for Finnish brand House.

Lotta Nieminen for House Lotta's Christmas collection, entitled 'Ensilumi', for Finnish brand House.

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Lotta's Christmas collection, entitled 'Ensilumi', for Finnish brand House.

Lotta Nieminen for House Lotta's Christmas collection, entitled 'Ensilumi', for Finnish brand House.

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Lotta's Christmas collection, entitled 'Ensilumi', for Finnish brand House.

Lotta Nieminen for House Lotta's Christmas collection, entitled 'Ensilumi', for Finnish brand House.

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Lotta's Christmas collection, entitled 'Ensilumi', for Finnish brand House.

Lotta Nieminen for House Lotta's Christmas collection, entitled 'Ensilumi', for Finnish brand House.

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Lotta's Christmas collection, entitled 'Ensilumi', for Finnish brand House.

Beautified Icons A set of icons for the Beautified app.

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Beautified Icons

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A set of icons for the Beautified app.

Walk This World A children’s book depicting a day-long journey around the globe.

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Walk This World

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A children’s book depicting a day-long journey around the globe.

Walk This World A children’s book depicting a day-long journey around the globe.

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Walk This World

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Walk This World A children’s book depicting a day-long journey around the globe.

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Walk This World

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Walk This World A children’s book depicting a day-long journey around the globe.

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Walk This World

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Walk This World A children’s book depicting a day-long journey around the globe.

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Walk This World A children’s book depicting a day-long journey around the globe.

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Walk This World A children’s book depicting a day-long journey around the globe.

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Walk This World A children’s book depicting a day-long journey around the globe.

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Walk This World

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Walk This World A children’s book depicting a day-long journey around the globe.

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Walk This World

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Walk This World A children’s book depicting a day-long journey around the globe.

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Walk This World A children’s book depicting a day-long journey around the globe.

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Walk This World

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Walk This World A children’s book depicting a day-long journey around the globe.

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Tryn Pattern Gift wrap design for Japanese brand Tryn.

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Tryn Pattern

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Gift wrap design for Japanese brand Tryn.

New York Magazine Set of section openers for New York Magazine’s bi-annual wedding issue.

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New York Magazine

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Set of section openers for New York Magazine’s bi-annual wedding issue.

New York Magazine Set of section openers for New York Magazine’s bi-annual wedding issue.

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New York Magazine

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Set of section openers for New York Magazine’s bi-annual wedding issue.

New York Magazine Set of section openers for New York Magazine’s bi-annual wedding issue.

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New York Magazine

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Set of section openers for New York Magazine’s bi-annual wedding issue.

New York Magazine Set of section openers for New York Magazine’s bi-annual wedding issue.

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New York Magazine

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Set of section openers for New York Magazine’s bi-annual wedding issue.

New York Magazine Set of section openers for New York Magazine’s bi-annual wedding issue.

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New York Magazine

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Set of section openers for New York Magazine’s bi-annual wedding issue.

New York Magazine Set of section openers for New York Magazine’s bi-annual wedding issue.

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New York Magazine

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Set of section openers for New York Magazine’s bi-annual wedding issue.

Volkswagen A poster illustration for Volkswagen’s UK showrooms.

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Volkswagen

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A poster illustration for Volkswagen’s UK showrooms.

Gloss

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Paulig Illustration for a special edition coffee tin for leading Finnish coffee company Paulig.

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Illustration for a special edition coffee tin for leading Finnish coffee company Paulig.

Travel Happy Animation for Union Pearson Express, a new rail link service connecting Toronto Pearson International Airport and Union Station in downtown Toronto.

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Animation for Union Pearson Express, a new rail link service connecting Toronto Pearson International Airport and Union Station in downtown Toronto.

Meidän Perhe Illustration for a campaign for Meidän Perhe, a Finnish magazine targeted at families.

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Meidän Perhe

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Illustration for a campaign for Meidän Perhe, a Finnish magazine targeted at families.

Aeon Cover illustration for Aeon, a Japanese retail group publication.

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Aeon

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Cover illustration for Aeon, a Japanese retail group publication.

Paulig Illustration for a special edition coffee tin for leading Finnish coffee company Paulig.

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Illustration for a special edition coffee tin for leading Finnish coffee company Paulig.

Le Monde Illustrated map for a supplement to the French newspaper Le Monde about things to do in Paris and its surroundings.

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Le Monde

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Illustrated map for a supplement to the French newspaper Le Monde about things to do in Paris and its surroundings.

Le Monde Cover for a supplement to the French newspaper Le Monde about things to do in Paris and its surroundings.

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Cover for a supplement to the French newspaper Le Monde about things to do in Paris and its surroundings.

Cityscapes From a series of limited-edition posters produced for Lotta's first solo show at Printa Gallery in Budapest, Hungary.

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From a series of limited-edition posters produced for Lotta's first solo show at Printa Gallery in Budapest, Hungary.

Tomtom Gardens Illustrations for a bespoke brochure for Tomtom Gardens , a private property development in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Tomtom Gardens

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Illustrations for a bespoke brochure for Tomtom Gardens , a private property development in Istanbul, Turkey.

Tomtom Gardens Illustrations for a bespoke brochure for Tomtom Gardens , a private property development in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Tomtom Gardens

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Illustrations for a bespoke brochure for Tomtom Gardens , a private property development in Istanbul, Turkey.

Tomtom Gardens Illustrations for a bespoke brochure for Tomtom Gardens , a private property development in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Illustrations for a bespoke brochure for Tomtom Gardens , a private property development in Istanbul, Turkey.

Nobrow N°7 Illustration for Nobrow N°7 : Brave New World.

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Nobrow N°7

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Illustration for Nobrow N°7 : Brave New World.

Casamica Editorial illustration for Casamica, the design supplement to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.

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Casamica

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Editorial illustration for Casamica, the design supplement to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.

Hermès Window display illustrations for Hermès.

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Hermès

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Window display illustrations for Hermès.

Hermès Window display illustrations for Hermès.

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Hermès

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Window display illustrations for Hermès.

Suez Environnement Illustrations for the annual report of Suez Environnement.

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Suez Environnement

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Illustrations for the annual report of Suez Environnement.

Suez Environnement Illustrations for the annual report of Suez Environnement.

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Suez Environnement

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Eurostar Map of Batignolles for Eurostar's Metropolitan magazine.

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Eurostar

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Map of Batignolles for Eurostar's Metropolitan magazine.

Global Agenda 2011 Cover illustration for the International Herald Tribune’s Global Agenda 2011 issue.

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Global Agenda 2011

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Cover illustration for the International Herald Tribune’s Global Agenda 2011 issue.

The Where, The What & The How Book illustration for The Where, The What & The How, published by Chronicle Books.

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The Where, The What & The How

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Book illustration for The Where, The What & The How, published by Chronicle Books.

Helsinki Maps Illustrated maps for the Parish Union of Helsinki.

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Helsinki Maps

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Illustrated maps for the Parish Union of Helsinki.

Barossa Label illustrations for Marks & Spencer’s range of Australian wines.

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Barossa

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Label illustrations for Marks & Spencer’s range of Australian wines.

Helsinki Maps Illustrated maps for the Parish Union of Helsinki.

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Helsinki Maps

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Illustrated maps for the Parish Union of Helsinki.