Every month, we present illustrations made by our favourite artists around the world. Each artist was asked to create something inspired of our yearly themed while keeping his own style.
Their illustration are exclusive to Baltic Club and sold through a limited edition run.
Artist of July
Lotta Maija is a visual designer and illustrator from Helsinki, Finland. She first gained international attention for her distinctive fruit and floral illustrations and signature color palette. Inspired by all things organic and cute, her characteristic aesthetic comes to life in playful patterns on various products ranging from stationery to home textiles and fashion. Lotta Maija’s bubbly vibe and personal interests are perfectly reflected in all her creative outlets. Her background in textile design has sparked a love of flat-color surfaces and simple shapes, often prominent in her work. In addition, she finds great joy and inspiration in considered details and lovingly assembled installation. Her main medium is highly pigmented Gouache paintings transferred into digital form.
We asked Lotta a few questions
The perfume Neroli Oranger by Matiere Premiere and the classic Nivea sunscreen smell like summer and vacation to me.
I'm very organized with a hint of messiness. My superpower would be that whenever I put an object down, it would automatically find its way to its own place.
Lotta as a sandwich would be filled with mozzarella, juicy Italian tomatoes and fresh basil with a hint of pepper and olive oil.
This summer, I've worked a lot with Sakura Koi's bush pens. I love the amount of pigment the pens have and the tip is firm but at the same time gives room for a natural texture and chance that hand movement creates. Another favourite tool would be my iPad which allows me to draw and work with the illustrations by hand for quite a long before changing to a desktop to finalize the artwork.
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