Love Story #5 - Art & Design
, an illustration agency based in Helsinki and the first organization of its kind in Finland, was established in September 2007. Launched during Helsinki Design Week
, Pekka works both in Finland and abroad, promoting Finnish talent worldwide.
Of Pekkas 22 illustrators, 20 are Finns, and two are Finnish resident expatriates. "We tend to point out the fact that Pekka is a Finnish illustration agency. There is an amazing amount of talented illustrators in Finland, so its been a real challenge to keep the number of illustrators we represent at around twenty. While we wanted to offer our clients a broad range of styles, we also wanted to keep the package manageable"
, says Pablo Steffa
, Managing Director of Pekka.
is a college dropout. In his teens, Miika was named one of 20 most wanted web professionals in Finland. His style, however, was not bound to one media and nowadays he works as an illustrator, photographer and director. Miikas work can be seen on album covers, magazines, advertisements and music videos. His clients include Adidas, Blue1, CTRL Clothing, Digital Bloom, EMI Finland
and Kalevala Koru