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Weekend Wrap

Smooth summer melodies, funding rounds and Finnish legends

Jesse Markin is in his zone with new LP, NOIR.

Tero Ahonen

Musicians are noted, design and gaming bring in moolah and icons are on deck. Click on any photo and take a look at recent creativity from Finland.

Games People Play sets its eyes on the Scandinavian Film Festival. (Photo: Vilja Harala/Tuffi Films)

The Klovharun island was an endless pool of inspiration for Tove Jansson. (Photo: Per Olov Jansson) Read Guardian’s story

Finland kicks off in the big league (Photo: Alamo) Read ThisisFINLAND’s article

Juhani Silvola jams it up with Sarah-Jane Summers. (Photo: Johannes Selvaag) Read The Scotsman’s story

Design belongs to everyone – even birds. (Photo: Katri Kapanen/Studio Pidät) Read Financial Times’ story

Quicksave Interactive gets a cash injection to make games indifferent to platforms. (Photo: Täydenkuun Kuva) Read Venture Beat’s story

Light electric vehicle maker Skand is on the right track with new funding. (Photo: Facebook/Skand) Read tech.eu’s story

A Finnish-German feature film, Power of Love, will dig into the question of how equal can a relationship really be. (Photo: StickUp Filmproduktion) Read Cineuropa’s story

Jesse Markin’s new LP is “intimate” and “hauntingly beautiful”, according to Atwood Magazine. (Photo: Antti Närhi) Read Atwood Magazine’s story

Everlasting design is cooking up in Yrjö Kukkapuro’s studio. (Photo: Facebook/Yrjö Kukkapuro Collection) Read Wallpaper’s story

Eero Koivistoinen is an absolute legend in Finnish jazz. (Photo: Facebook/Eero Koivistoinen saxophonist and composer) Read Music Finland’s story

Published on 11.06.2021