Linda Linko

“However she channels her skill, the work she creates is incredibly identifiable — bold and bright but also playful.” — It's Nice That

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Biography

Not many illustrators take such a hands-on, thoughtful approach to their work as Helsinki-based Linda Linko. Her love for hand-painted typography, experimental collage and mixed media is behind her a rare approach to the sometimes restricted world of graphic design. “My work is simplified black ink or line drawing and/or colourful collage shapes,” says Linda. “My style a little bit rough and arty as I make everything by hand. I want to make my illustrations look joyful and carefree. I also do hand-lettering that look a bit quirky.” Despite her work passing for fine art over design, Linda has a long list of clients who keep returning to her for her effortless, unique arrangement of hand-drawn typography. “Here in Helsinki I am known for my posters and collage art,” Linda says. “I would love to do more things with patterns; textiles, wallpapers, and fashion.”

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Adidas, AnOther Magazine, Design Museum, ELLE Magazine, Eskimo Recordings, Finnish National Gallery, Frame Publishers, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marimekko, Mykita, RAY, Universal Music, Valio, Vanity Fair.

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Biography

Not many illustrators take such a hands-on, thoughtful approach to their work as Helsinki-based Linda Linko. Her love for hand-painted typography, experimental collage and mixed media is behind her a rare approach to the sometimes restricted world of graphic design. “My work is simplified black ink or line drawing and/or colourful collage shapes,” says Linda. “My style a little bit rough and arty as I make everything by hand. I want to make my illustrations look joyful and carefree. I also do hand-lettering that look a bit quirky.” Despite her work passing for fine art over design, Linda has a long list of clients who keep returning to her for her effortless, unique arrangement of hand-drawn typography. “Here in Helsinki I am known for my posters and collage art,” Linda says. “I would love to do more things with patterns; textiles, wallpapers, and fashion.”

Clients

Adidas, AnOther Magazine, Design Museum, ELLE Magazine, Eskimo Recordings, Finnish National Gallery, Frame Publishers, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marimekko, Mykita, RAY, Universal Music, Valio, Vanity Fair.

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Biography

Not many illustrators take such a hands-on, thoughtful approach to their work as Helsinki-based Linda Linko. Her love for hand-painted typography, experimental collage and mixed media is behind her a rare approach to the sometimes restricted world of graphic design. “My work is simplified black ink or line drawing and/or colourful collage shapes,” says Linda. “My style a little bit rough and arty as I make everything by hand. I want to make my illustrations look joyful and carefree. I also do hand-lettering that look a bit quirky.” Despite her work passing for fine art over design, Linda has a long list of clients who keep returning to her for her effortless, unique arrangement of hand-drawn typography. “Here in Helsinki I am known for my posters and collage art,” Linda says. “I would love to do more things with patterns; textiles, wallpapers, and fashion.”

Clients

Adidas, AnOther Magazine, Design Museum, ELLE Magazine, Eskimo Recordings, Finnish National Gallery, Frame Publishers, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marimekko, Mykita, RAY, Universal Music, Valio, Vanity Fair.

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Biography

Not many illustrators take such a hands-on, thoughtful approach to their work as Helsinki-based Linda Linko. Her love for hand-painted typography, experimental collage and mixed media is behind her a rare approach to the sometimes restricted world of graphic design. “My work is simplified black ink or line drawing and/or colourful collage shapes,” says Linda. “My style a little bit rough and arty as I make everything by hand. I want to make my illustrations look joyful and carefree. I also do hand-lettering that look a bit quirky.” Despite her work passing for fine art over design, Linda has a long list of clients who keep returning to her for her effortless, unique arrangement of hand-drawn typography. “Here in Helsinki I am known for my posters and collage art,” Linda says. “I would love to do more things with patterns; textiles, wallpapers, and fashion.”

Clients

Adidas, AnOther Magazine, Design Museum, ELLE Magazine, Eskimo Recordings, Finnish National Gallery, Frame Publishers, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marimekko, Mykita, RAY, Universal Music, Valio, Vanity Fair.

Fazer Visitor Centre One from a series of illustrations by Linda Linko to promote the opening of the new Fazer Visitor Centre.

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Fazer Visitor Centre

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One from a series of illustrations by Linda Linko to promote the opening of the new Fazer Visitor Centre.

Fazer Visitor Centre One from a series of illustrations by Linda Linko to promote the opening of the new Fazer Visitor Centre.

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Fazer Visitor Centre

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One from a series of illustrations by Linda Linko to promote the opening of the new Fazer Visitor Centre.

Equinox Manifesto Equinox commissioned a set of typographic pieces from Linda to celebrate the premium fitness club's 25th anniversary.

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Equinox Manifesto

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Equinox commissioned a set of typographic pieces from Linda to celebrate the premium fitness club's 25th anniversary.

Finnish Design Shop Linda created a pattern for Finnish Design Shop's Nordic design event in London.

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Finnish Design Shop

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Linda created a pattern for Finnish Design Shop's Nordic design event in London.

The Glamour Spring Edit Beauty Box Linda designed this spring's edition of Glamour's Beauty Box.

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The Glamour Spring Edit Beauty Box

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Linda designed this spring's edition of Glamour's Beauty Box.

Finpro at Mobile World Congress 2016 Linda Linko created the visual identity for Finpro’s presence at the Mobile World Congress 2016. Our friends at Anima Boutique brought Linda's designs to life as a compelling animated loop.

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Finpro at Mobile World Congress 2016

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Linda Linko created the visual identity for Finpro’s presence at the Mobile World Congress 2016. Our friends at Anima Boutique brought Linda's designs to life as a compelling animated loop.

Alma Jodorowsky Linda illustrated actress and model Alma Jodorowsky for Another Magazine.

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Alma Jodorowsky

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Linda illustrated actress and model Alma Jodorowsky for Another Magazine.

Wallpaper A wallpaper created for the new Radio Helsinki studio.

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Wallpaper

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A wallpaper created for the new Radio Helsinki studio.

Justiina Laskee Koskea Hasan & Partners asked Linda Linko and two other artists to design a poster for a Valio cheese in their signature style.

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Justiina Laskee Koskea

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Hasan & Partners asked Linda Linko and two other artists to design a poster for a Valio cheese in their signature style.

Frame #100 Cover for the 100th issue of Frame Magazine.

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Frame #100

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Cover for the 100th issue of Frame Magazine.

Frame #100 Illustration for the 100th issue of Frame Magazine.

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Frame #100

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Illustration for the 100th issue of Frame Magazine.

RAY Portraits A series of portraits for Finland's Slot Machine Association RAY's "Humane News" campaign.

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RAY Portraits

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A series of portraits for Finland's Slot Machine Association RAY's "Humane News" campaign.

RAY Portrait A series of portraits for Finland's Slot Machine Association RAY's "Humane News" campaign.

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RAY Portrait

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A series of portraits for Finland's Slot Machine Association RAY's "Humane News" campaign.

RAY Portrait A series of portraits for Finland's Slot Machine Association RAY's "Humane News" campaign.

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RAY Portrait

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A series of portraits for Finland's Slot Machine Association RAY's "Humane News" campaign.

RAY A poster for Finland's Slot Machine Association RAY's "Humane News" campaign.

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A poster for Finland's Slot Machine Association RAY's "Humane News" campaign.

Hotel Indigo Wallpaper A Helsinki-inspired wallpaper for the local Hotel Indigo branch.

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Hotel Indigo Wallpaper

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A Helsinki-inspired wallpaper for the local Hotel Indigo branch.

Hotel Indigo Wallpaper A Helsinki-inspired wallpaper for the local Hotel Indigo branch.

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Hotel Indigo Wallpaper

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A Helsinki-inspired wallpaper for the local Hotel Indigo branch.

Hotel Indigo Wallpaper A Helsinki-inspired wallpaper for the local Hotel Indigo branch.

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Hotel Indigo Wallpaper

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A Helsinki-inspired wallpaper for the local Hotel Indigo branch.

“Vimma” Postcard A series of four postcards designed for Restored, a designer boutique in Amsterdam.

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“Vimma” Postcard

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A series of four postcards designed for Restored, a designer boutique in Amsterdam.

“Vimma” Postcard A series of four postcards designed for Restored, a designer boutique in Amsterdam.

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“Vimma” Postcard

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A series of four postcards designed for Restored, a designer boutique in Amsterdam.

“Garden” Postcard A series of four postcards designed for Restored, a designer boutique in Amsterdam.

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“Garden” Postcard

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A series of four postcards designed for Restored, a designer boutique in Amsterdam.

“Grateful” Postcard A series of four postcards designed for Restored, a designer boutique in Amsterdam.

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“Grateful” Postcard

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A series of four postcards designed for Restored, a designer boutique in Amsterdam.

“You!” Postcard A series of four postcards designed for Restored, a designer boutique in Amsterdam.

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“You!” Postcard

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A series of four postcards designed for Restored, a designer boutique in Amsterdam.

Happy Holidays A window display design for German eyewear company Mykita.

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Happy Holidays

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A window display design for German eyewear company Mykita.

Happy Holidays A window display design for German eyewear company Mykita.

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Happy Holidays

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A window display design for German eyewear company Mykita.

Red Bull Music Academy : Daphni Linda's artwork for the Red Bull Music Academy event featuring Daphi in Helsinki.

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Red Bull Music Academy : Daphni

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Linda's artwork for the Red Bull Music Academy event featuring Daphi in Helsinki.

Club Bangles Club night poster design.

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Club Bangles

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Club night poster design.

Kaiku Visual identity for Club Kaiku.

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Kaiku

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Visual identity for Club Kaiku.

Kaiku Visual identity for Club Kaiku.

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Kaiku

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Visual identity for Club Kaiku.

Kaiku Visual identity for Club Kaiku.

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Kaiku

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Visual identity for Club Kaiku.

Flame Personal work.

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Flame

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Personal work.

My o My Installation A window display design for designer boutique My o My.

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My o My Installation

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A window display design for designer boutique My o My.

Map of Helsinki A map of Helsinki for the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA).

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Map of Helsinki

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A map of Helsinki for the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA).

666 Poster for Anti Denim's 666 Frames project.

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Poster for Anti Denim's 666 Frames project.

666 Poster for Anti Denim's 666 Frames project.

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Poster for Anti Denim's 666 Frames project.

Mudd Part of a poster set for Club Nolla.

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Mudd

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Part of a poster set for Club Nolla.

Gimme Back My Back Personal work.

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Gimme Back My Back

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Personal work.

My o My Illustration for designer boutique My o My.

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My o My

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Illustration for designer boutique My o My.

Secret Spot Linda took part in Antalis' Papercard campaign which showcased the work of 12 international artists with 12 different papers and printing techniques over 12 months.

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Secret Spot

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Linda took part in Antalis' Papercard campaign which showcased the work of 12 international artists with 12 different papers and printing techniques over 12 months.

Jens Lekman Poster for Jens Lekman's gig in Helsinki.

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Jens Lekman

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Poster for Jens Lekman's gig in Helsinki.

Marimekko Personal work.

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Marimekko

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Personal work.

Paris Personal work.

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Paris

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Waves Personal work.

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Waves

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The Long Lost Friend Linda's typography for a personal project.

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The Long Lost Friend

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Linda's typography for a personal project.

Brigitte Bardot Poster of Brigitte Bardot.

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Brigitte Bardot

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Poster of Brigitte Bardot.

Helsinki Helsinki-inspired personal piece.

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Helsinki

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Helsinki-inspired personal piece.

Julia Holter Editorial illustration of Julia Holter for the Flow Festival magazine.

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Julia Holter

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Editorial illustration of Julia Holter for the Flow Festival magazine.

Mykki Blanco Editorial illustration of Mykki Blanco for the Flow Festival magazine.

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Mykki Blanco

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Editorial illustration of Mykki Blanco for the Flow Festival magazine.

Rap Music Personal work.

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Rap Music

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Pattern N°3 Linda's pattern design.

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Pattern N°3

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Linda's pattern design.

Pattern N°2 Linda's pattern design.

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Pattern N°2

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Linda's pattern design.

Pattern N°1 Linda's pattern design.

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Pattern N°1

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Linda's pattern design.