“The illustration world would be a gloomier place without Antti Kalevi.”
— It's Nice That
Antti Kalevi is an artist and illustrator based in Helsinki, Finland. Loose, expressive and chock-full of happy fruits, animals, humans and cheeky shapes with eyes, Antti’s work is sunshine by way of a graphic tablet. As much as you could believe that Antti Kalevi’s drawings are made from scraps of fluorescent and primary coloured paper, they’re actually all created digitally. “I like to use humour in my pictures every now and then, but I also try to make beautiful images,” Antti says. “If you look my work from far away it’s often very simple, but close up is full of small details.” An Aalto graduate, Antti spent time working in Reykjavik and dreams of taking his studio on the road. For now, he’s concentrating on editorial illustration, textile design, ceramics and other commissions, and is happy with his work as long as he retains his trademark playfulness. In the future, he’d like use his fun, analogue and digital skills to create large, indoor murals and design and illustrate his own set of umbrellas. Antti's had the pleasure of working with world-renowned brands including Apple, Marimekko, It's Nice That, and The New York Times.
Apple, Marimekko, Häagen-Dazs, Goop, The New York Times, Finlandia Vodka, YOOX, It’s Nice That, Arjowiggins, The Plant Magazine, Wired, Vanity Fair, Universal Music.