About Me

About Me

MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF EXPERTISE IN CREATIVE FIELD. MAIN FOCUS ON GRAFFITI LETTERS.

ARTIST

I paint classic graffiti. Which, at least for me, means clear and readable letters following the mid 1980’s NYC style with a strong scandinavian twist. Call it what you will, but letters are my love, have been for over 33 years.

AUTHOR

In addition of being featured in various media, I’ve also published coloring books, co-authored the book of our crew, did various websites (not all graffiti related) and was the editor in chief of an underground graffiti fanzine in 1991-1996.

ME, THE LONG VERSION

For more info you can check About Me -page. If you’re interested only about my work history, you can either download my resume as a pdf or read the CV-page. While at it, don’t forget to check out my profile on Instagram.

WHO MADE WHO

PUBLICATIONS

SOMEHOW, SATAN GOT BEHIND ME - GRAFFITI COLORING BOOK

A smaller book published in early 2024. Theme: various names of the Devil. Self released, very limited print. Size A5 with 28 pages.

WHO MADE WHO - GRAFFITI COLORING BOOK

In 2022 I published a graffiti coloring book which directly relates to a series of paintings I've done between 2020-2022 as well as an exhibition in 2022 with the same title.

HELLRAISERS CREW - GRAFFITI FROM ESPOO, FINLAND EST. 1990

Original book was released in 2016, an updated and translated version in 2021. The 2nd edition has almost twice the pages the first has - meaning it has more photos and more interviews. You can order the book directly from the publisher.

PURCHASE

PURCHASE

HOW AND WHERE TO BUY THE BOOKS

10 € – soft cover

Graffiti Colorin' Book
PUBLISHED 2024

28 PAGES

22 SKETCHES

SIZE: A5

IDEAL FOR MARKERS

€14,90 – SOFT COVER

GRAFFITI COLORING BOOK
PUBLISHED 2022

44 PAGES

19 ARTISTS

SEMI-GLOSSY PAGES

IDEAL FOR MARKERS

€25 – HARD COVER

HELLRAISERS CREW - the book
PUBLISHED 2020

176 PAGES

2nd EDITION

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

SHIPS ABROAD!

Portfolio

Portfolio

OVER THE YEARS I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN MANY REWARDING PROJECTS. BROWSE MOST RECENT OF THEM BELOW.

  1. HS: About a Letter exhibition

    During the summer 2023 I was one of the 20 graffiti artists who participated in an exhibition at Pasila Urban Art Center. Helsingin Sanomat, the largest newspaper in Finland, wrote a lengthy article about the exhibition. I had the chance of commenting the current state of finnish graffiti.

    A screenshot from Helsinki Sanomat website.
    A screenshot from Helsinki Sanomat website.
  2. MTN World – Fire At Will

    MTN is a large paint manufacturer from Spain. I am honoured that they wanted to feature me on their “Fire at Will” section at MTN World blog in 2019. The article has a very short interview-like section with a loads of photos.

    Screenshot from MTN blog.
    Screenshot from MTN blog.
  3. Meeting of Styles

    I was interviewed twice for Meeting of Styles website. First time took place in 2017 and the 2nd time in 2021. Even though there’s some repetition in the interviews, there’s some differencies as well.

    Screenshot of a webpage
    Screenshot of a webpage
  4. YLE on demolition art

    YLE, The Finnish Broadcasting Company, has covered a lot of incidents where graffiti and all sorts of art has been done on buildings or areas that have been set for demolition. I’ve been featured on few of those articles.

    Screenshot of YLE-webpage.
    Screenshot of YLE web page.
  5. FUM: Utopiasta todellisuudeksi

    Finnish Urban Media made a lengthy interview about me in the fall of 2017. I think that of all the articles about myself this interview is the one that really stood the test of time. Every single word of it still holds true.

    Screenshot of a web page.
    Screenshot of a web page.
  6. HS: About HRC-book

    Helsingin Sanomat newspaper wrote an article about the 1st edition of HRC book, right after it’s release in the fall of 2016. Instead of doing a regular book review, they chose to do a rather silly feature where mr. Move and myself got to answer various stereotypical arguments about graffiti.

    Screenshot of a webpage
    Two graffities
  7. Voima: About HRC-books

    In 2016 we self-financed a book about our crew and Voima made an review about it. Five years later we released an updated and translated version of the book, this time Voima published it. Check out the articles about both versions of the book and the reasons behind the releases.

    Screenshot of a webpage
    Screenshot of a webpage
  8. Voima, Taiteen Muukalaiset

    This is the first article Voima-magazine wrote about me, although the article focuses more in the difficulties of transforming into art scene outside the establisment. When this article was published, I was a fresh member of the artist association MUU.

    A screenshot from Voima-website.
    A screenshot from Voima-website.
  9. Art Crimes

    Art Crimes is one of the few websites from the beginning of the web that’s still active, and it’s part of the history of the web, as well as being a part of graffiti history. I am honoured to have a small feature on it.

    Screenshot of graffiti.org website.
    Screenshot of graffiti.org website.
the BLOG

the BLOG

Random Observations

Many cropped graffiti lettering on a white background.
Graffiti letters, vol. 2

Second run of the graff letters exhibition of Pasila Urban Art Center...

18.05.20240 comment

Exhibition poster with a view of a skatepark taken with fish eye lens.
Da Bomb!

I’m happy to say that I am participating in a group exhibition...

24.04.20240 comment

Black poster with bright text and All City round logo.
No One Can Do It Better

All City Agency once again organizes a stunning exhibition at Kallio region...

08.10.20230 comment

CONTACT

CONTACT

    Email acton@hrc.fi

    Instagram @actonone