Kari Suomalainen was the most well-known Finnish caricaturist from the 1950s until 1990s, drawing for the biggest daily, Helsingin Sanomat. He covered politicians and made fun of institutions, but also observed the changes in society at a time when people were moving from the countryside to cities and the traditional family structure began to diversify. We wanted to pay homage to Kari´s black-and-white ink technique and the greyness of the era through the exhibition architecture and tried to include just a tiny bit of wry humour in it.
Team: Tuomas Siitonen, Johannes Nieminen
Location: Päivälehden museo, Helsinki
Client: Päivälehden museo