Books, illustrations and gallery


Currently Napa offers a home for 15 talented illustrators

Walking along Eerikinkatu you can run into a cute, peculiar looking place called Napa. Inside you will find an exciting world of books, illustrations and art.

NAPA was established in 1998 as a small publishing house by Jenni Rope and Jussi Karjalainen. Its adventure began by publishing comics, art books and art comics. It was not until 2007 that it decided to grow and merge with Napa Gallery and later the same year with Napa Illustrations Agency, founded and directed by Marjo Granlund as the first illustration agency in Finland.

Napa Gallery & ShopEerikinkatu 18, Helsinki

Open: Thu-Fri 12-18

Sat-Sun 12-16

Christmas Shop

Open every day between

11-21 December

Open: 12-18

More info:

“The idea behind the illustration agency is to provide all the means for 15 young Finnish illustrators so they can concentrate on the essential thing: drawing,” explains Granlund. Napa Illustrations’ clients include advertising agencies, magazines and publishing houses. “All the illustrations are done by request, which are uniquely designed for each individual project,” she continues.

Illustrators and artists can also find a place for their exhibitions in Napa. This month, Napa Gallery will present an exhibition of Flip Books until 23 November, showing the creativity of artists who took part in the October flip book competition.

As Christmas is round the corner, Napa will soon open its own Christmas Shop. Those interested in buying directly from the artist will certainly find a present that is undoubtedly something out of the ordinary.

Susan Fourtane – HT
Jenni Rope – Image


About Susan Fourtané

As a citizen of the world, Susan began her search for her place in the world back at the beginning of the year 2000. After many travels looking for her place in the world, her soul found that place in Finland in September 2006. She has been living in Helsinki ever since, where she combines fiction and non-fiction writing with Philosophy studies and teaching.
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One Response to Books, illustrations and gallery

  1. joni says:

    There you are!

    Beautiful writing as always. 🙂

    Come visit my blog! It misses you.

    Joni 🙂

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