Finnish Nightmares: An Irreverent Guide to Life’s Awkward Moments

Author Karoliina Korhonen's humorous, illustrated depiction of the Nordic nation's residents

A true work of genius can be found when something seemingly specific—say, Finnish introvert stereotypes—appeals to a much broader wedge of humanity. Finnish graphic designer Karoliina Korhonen captures this societal lightning bolt within the pages of her humorous, illustrated guidebook Finnish Nightmares: An Irreverent Guide to Life’s Awkward Moments. Through simple art and sharp writing, Korhonen makes every page a pleasure. An extension of her …

Sam Jacob Studio Designs London’s Cartoon Museum

Housing some 6,000 pieces of art and an 18,000-volume library of cartoons and comics, London’s Cartoon Museum has a new, permanent home designed by Sam Jacob Studio. Be it the two main galleries or the education room (accessible by a door hidden in a bookcase), bright and bold graphic features define the interior experience. It’s a well-matched design for the works within. Read and see more …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An ambitious architectural project, strangely named animals, ancient marijuana-smoking and more from around the web

The State of the Art World According to Art Basel Despite there being nearly 300 art fairs globally, none come close to the prestige and forecasting power of Art Basel, currently in the midst of its 50th edition. The fair offers an opportunity to catch developments in the primary market, where art is sold by galleries for the first time (quite different than auction prices …