Project

Finlandica

Designer(s)

Niklas Ekholm, Juho Hiilivirta , Jaakko Suomalainen

Information

On a trajectory informed by Finnish industrial history, Finlandica reflects this facet of Finland.

Its strong and compressed shapes embody a traditional virtue in Finnish culture: honest and resilient determination – “Sisu”. Ink traps like cuts from a blunt ax, makes the typeface reliable in small sizes and gives it character in large headlines. Like the Finnhorse it’s a breed suitable both as riding horse and workhorse.

In the spirit of “Jokamiehenoikeus” this typeface is Open Source. The latest update to this Finlandica is a full set of Cyrillics.