Eero Lampinen

Candy-coloured folklore blurring the lines between reality and fantasy by Eero Lampinen.

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Biography

Eero Lampinen’s work is a candy-coloured cauldron of folkloric characters and dark stories articulated in a style that meshes Studio Ghibli with My Little Pony with a dash of pop culture thrown in for good measure. “I incorporate elements of mythology and folklore into modern settings, often blurring the lines between reality and fantasy,” Eero says of his work. His passion for storytelling is evident in his body of work: even his editorial illustrations seem to tell stories deeper than the articles they represent. “I love to invent backstories for my illustrations and characters, so editorial work with a strong narrative aspect or commissions with a conceptual brief are my favourite,” says Eero. Inspired by comics and old children’s books, Eero uses watercolours and inks which are then edited digitally. In the future he’d love to work on some character design for an animated film or even create a series of “science fiction-themed illustrations for a fashion editorial.” Whatever Eero does, you know it’s going to be very special indeed.

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Condé Nast, Frame, The New Republic, Otava, RAY, Grafia, Roche, Finnish Association for Nature Conservation.

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Biography

Eero Lampinen’s work is a candy-coloured cauldron of folkloric characters and dark stories articulated in a style that meshes Studio Ghibli with My Little Pony with a dash of pop culture thrown in for good measure. “I incorporate elements of mythology and folklore into modern settings, often blurring the lines between reality and fantasy,” Eero says of his work. His passion for storytelling is evident in his body of work: even his editorial illustrations seem to tell stories deeper than the articles they represent. “I love to invent backstories for my illustrations and characters, so editorial work with a strong narrative aspect or commissions with a conceptual brief are my favourite,” says Eero. Inspired by comics and old children’s books, Eero uses watercolours and inks which are then edited digitally. In the future he’d love to work on some character design for an animated film or even create a series of “science fiction-themed illustrations for a fashion editorial.” Whatever Eero does, you know it’s going to be very special indeed.

Clients

Condé Nast, Frame, The New Republic, Otava, RAY, Grafia, Roche, Finnish Association for Nature Conservation.

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Biography

Eero Lampinen’s work is a candy-coloured cauldron of folkloric characters and dark stories articulated in a style that meshes Studio Ghibli with My Little Pony with a dash of pop culture thrown in for good measure. “I incorporate elements of mythology and folklore into modern settings, often blurring the lines between reality and fantasy,” Eero says of his work. His passion for storytelling is evident in his body of work: even his editorial illustrations seem to tell stories deeper than the articles they represent. “I love to invent backstories for my illustrations and characters, so editorial work with a strong narrative aspect or commissions with a conceptual brief are my favourite,” says Eero. Inspired by comics and old children’s books, Eero uses watercolours and inks which are then edited digitally. In the future he’d love to work on some character design for an animated film or even create a series of “science fiction-themed illustrations for a fashion editorial.” Whatever Eero does, you know it’s going to be very special indeed.

Clients

Condé Nast, Frame, The New Republic, Otava, RAY, Grafia, Roche, Finnish Association for Nature Conservation.

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Biography

Eero Lampinen’s work is a candy-coloured cauldron of folkloric characters and dark stories articulated in a style that meshes Studio Ghibli with My Little Pony with a dash of pop culture thrown in for good measure. “I incorporate elements of mythology and folklore into modern settings, often blurring the lines between reality and fantasy,” Eero says of his work. His passion for storytelling is evident in his body of work: even his editorial illustrations seem to tell stories deeper than the articles they represent. “I love to invent backstories for my illustrations and characters, so editorial work with a strong narrative aspect or commissions with a conceptual brief are my favourite,” says Eero. Inspired by comics and old children’s books, Eero uses watercolours and inks which are then edited digitally. In the future he’d love to work on some character design for an animated film or even create a series of “science fiction-themed illustrations for a fashion editorial.” Whatever Eero does, you know it’s going to be very special indeed.

Clients

Condé Nast, Frame, The New Republic, Otava, RAY, Grafia, Roche, Finnish Association for Nature Conservation.

New Scientist Editorial illustration to accompany an article about optogenetics.

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New Scientist

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Editorial illustration to accompany an article about optogenetics.

29th Helsinki International Film Festival Poster for the upcoming 29th Helsinki International Film Festival.

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29th Helsinki International Film Festival

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Poster for the upcoming 29th Helsinki International Film Festival.

NZCA LINES Portrait of NZCA LINES for Wired UK.

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NZCA LINES

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Portrait of NZCA LINES for Wired UK.

Flower Pattern

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Flower Pattern

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Mermaid

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Kinkajou

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Hohe Luft Editorial illustration for Hohe Luft magazine.

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Hohe Luft

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Editorial illustration for Hohe Luft magazine.

Stereotypia Album cover art for Stereotypia.

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Stereotypia

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Album cover art for Stereotypia.

Magic Ditch Cover illustration for the special issue of Grafia magazine and Kuvittaja magazine.

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Magic Ditch

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Cover illustration for the special issue of Grafia magazine and Kuvittaja magazine.

Feeding Hour

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Feeding Hour

Luonnonsuojelija Editorial illustration for the magazine of the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation, Luonnonsuojelija.

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Luonnonsuojelija

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Editorial illustration for the magazine of the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation, Luonnonsuojelija.

Sorcerer T-shirt print for The Illustrated Mind, special edition for Brighton Illustration Fair.

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Sorcerer

T-shirt print for The Illustrated Mind, special edition for Brighton Illustration Fair.

Ylioppilaslehti Editorial illustration for an article about Catholics who support women's right to abortion.

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Ylioppilaslehti

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Editorial illustration for an article about Catholics who support women's right to abortion.

Focus on Finland Editorial illustration for Focus on Finland magazine.

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Focus on Finland

Editorial illustration for Focus on Finland magazine.

Insect Collector

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Insect Collector

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Wolves Editorial illustration for Torso magazine.

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Wolves

Editorial illustration for Torso magazine.

Depletion

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Depletion

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Luxury Flush

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Luxury Flush

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Journalisti Magazine cover and editorial illustration for Finnish Journalisti magazine.

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Journalisti

Magazine cover and editorial illustration for Finnish Journalisti magazine.

Gardener

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Gardener

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Seeds

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Kulttuurivihkot Editorial illustration for Finnish Kulttuurivihkot magazine.

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Kulttuurivihkot

Editorial illustration for Finnish Kulttuurivihkot magazine.

The Frog Prince Concept art for an unreleased remake of a classic fairytale.

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The Frog Prince

Concept art for an unreleased remake of a classic fairytale.