Artist Hanna Tuulikki - From T-shirt designs for The Wire to free-folk
- Allan Radcliffe
- 26 January 2011
Sussex-born Anglo-Finn soundtracked Simon Yuill Stackwalker
Hanna Tuulikki’s first love is to sing. Her second love is to draw. The Sussex-born Anglo-Finn thus juggles her time as artist, illustrator and musician in Glasgow where she stayed after studying environmental art at the GSA.
Alongside still or moving images, Hanna frequently utses the voice as a material in response to specific places, in projects that have seen her replicate sounds of the sea and birds, and create song portraits with communities in Glasgow, Fife and Liverpool.
Her distinctive drawings, filled with recurring symbols, have adorned covers of albums, magazines, and books, and after the success of a T-shirt design commissioned by The Wire magazine, she recently produced her own.
Her unique voice and straight-from-the-heart song craft spearheads various musical projects, most notably folk-rock band Two Wings and free-folk trio Nalle. She can be heard in Simon Yuill’s documentary film Stackwalker for which she created the soundtrack.