“My work is simplified black ink or line drawing and/or colourful collage shapes,” says Linda Linko. “My style is a little bit rough as I make everything by hand.”
Speckle by Linda Linko
Artist Linda Linko, who lives and works in Helsinki, is known for the hands-on, thoughtful approach to her work. Behind this approach is Linda's love for experimental collage, mixed media and hand-painted typography, making her work passing for fine art over design.
A new pattern, Speckle, was introduced to the Iittala Graphics collection in 2019. Linda Linko drew inspiration for the new Iittala Graphics mug from a place in the middle of the forest where she spends a lot of time. In there Linda has a garden and she describes how each year nature tries to take it over and, despite having been tamed with stone steps, the wilderness still pushes through. The Speckle pattern has a mystical blue background colour with organic, bright-coloured shapes – perhaps a nocturnal garden or a field of flowers.