The Finnish Post annually chooses what to celebrate or show about our time and society. The 100th anniversary of the Finnish parliament was a milestone not to be ignored.
This prestigious commission came with advices of ignoring the old images related to the parliament, namely the building and other clichés. And not to bee too stuck-up and old and stuffy. The Parliament commission was a typical case of delightful graphic design process, which starts with a thorough investigation on the subject, the value, and what to say about it.
But bummer! How to combine not-stuck-uppiness and not using visuals everybody alreadyn knows with the parliament?
The salvation came in the form of the well-known seating order, which evolves into a metaphorical movement, like a drop of water creating rings around it. Or, if seen differently, a strongbow of law legislation power. The color scheme and the logo used were from the 100th anniversary graphic guidelines.
In addition to the ordinary stamp, first day cover and cancellation mark, we got the honor of designing a limited-edition gift folder containing the philatelistic products and the anniversary coin designed for the occasion by Moneta.