Graphic Designer

Marjo Malin

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Life as Art

Jan-Erik Andersson – Works and Collaborations
Book Design Marjo Malin
2019, www.parvs.fi
www.hs.fi/kulttuuri
ISBN 978-952-7226-42-1

The idea for the design of this book was to make it look like a stack of A4:s. For this reason, I ended up designing an open spine. When I had the opportunity, I also wanted to do something that is not usually done, a glued spine. The glue was also a reference to Andersson’s works, which often are made of everyday materials. On the cover, I used the three primary colors that Andersson often uses. The foil on the letters is a reference to his sculptures made of metal.
At the beginning of Andersson’s career, he made a work inspired by the look of the Beatles’ White Album. The Beatles also revolutionized the world of the young Andersson. I also wanted to refer to this classic record cover and I left the cover otherwise blank.

Dandelion Marjo Malin

Dandelion

Label design for Markus Aremon’s Dandelion beer
Design Marjo Malin
2018

 Kirjeitä mutta ei rakkaudesta  Translation: Jyrki Siukonen  Book Design: Marjo Malin, Jyrki Siukonen  Merz Sammonkatu Tampere  2019  ISBN 978-952-94-0892-4  ISBN 978-952-94-0893-1

ZOO

Kirjeitä mutta ei rakkaudesta

Translation: Jyrki Siukonen
Book Design: Marjo Malin, Jyrki Siukonen
Merz Sammonkatu Tampere 2019
ISBN 978-952-94-0892-4, ISBN 978-952-94-0893-1

The book is a translation from Russian by Jyrki Siukonen. The purpose was to design the book to look like the original book. The challenge was to find a font where the letters are wide and the x-height is large so that it resembles Cyrillic letters, but still fit the history of the book. I ended up using the Bookman Old Style font.
With Siukonen, we chose a beautiful shade of red alongside black.

My Way & The Highway

Art Book Jan Kenneth Weckman
Book Design Marjo Malin
www.parvs.fi
2016
ISBN 978-952-5654-85-1
Video

Logo for Oivalo Oy  2019

Logo for Oivalo Oy

Logo for Oivalo Oy
2019

Living in the Future

Revisiting Time of Roses

Jyrki Siukonen
2018
ISBN: 978-952-7131-59-6

Sometimes it’s nice when somebody else has taken care of the creative side, and you can focus on typography.
The advertising agency BOND has designed a brand identity for The University of the Arts Helsinki.
However, I always like to add something surprising.

Beautiful Mistake

Beautiful Mistake is my own company for which Jan-Erik Andersson has designed tables. Together with Andersson, we designed a trade fair stand for the Habit Fair 2015. This was my second trade fair stand and I think it was a really successful collaboration.

Kuva printmakers, layout Marjo Malin

Kuva Printmakers

Design Marjo Malin
Academy of Fine Arts
2017

UPP PUPU

French balcony railing, design for Life on a Leaf -house
2009

I wanted to make a text that is at the same time ornamental and says something for the balcony in the Life on a Leaf house. The challenge was to find words that have letters that function as outlines and are suitable for laser cutting. “Upp” means “up” in Swedish and the “pupu” is “bunny”.
I was thinking about the positivity of the Swedish-speaking Finns, when I designed the balcony plate. It relates to the language of the resident.
The French balcony also serves as an exit in case of fire. The sentence encourages climbing out if needed.

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Marjo Malin

Marjo Malin has been designing graphics for published, printed and electronic media. During her career she has designed books, corporate identities, websites, animations, multimedia, information graphics. Marjo’s graphic style, based on minimalism, is ideal designing books, especially art books. She also loves to make illustrations, which have a strange humoristic twist.

 

Clients

Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts
Fairtrade Finland
Biocity Turku
Municipality of Lieto
Åbo Akademi University
Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art
Eduskunta, The Parliament of Finland
Turku Art Museum
Frame – an organization promoting Finnish art.
City of Turku
Terveystalo
ProArtibus
Våga Media
Association Of Finnish Sculptors
Maahenki Publishing House
Schildt & Söderströms
Parvs Publishing Ltd

Minerva Publishing Ltd
Finlandssvenskt Filmcentrum rf
Life on a Leaf -association
Psychophysical Psychotherapy Association
MTV3Internet
Telia

Artists
Jan-Erik Andersson, Saara Ekström, Kati Immonen, Ipi Kärki, Frank Brümmel, Thom Vink

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