Graphic identity for Kalevala.AI, a project to illustrate finnish national epic with artificial intelligence. The Kalevala is regarded as the national epic of Karelia and Finland and is one of the most significant works of Finnish literature. Several painters and illustrators have been influenced by the Kalevala, most notably Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The goal of this project is to illustrate all the 2680 verses of 50 poems in the styles of finnish masters with a help of artificial intelligence tools.
Headline lettering was created, set in slightly modified Fautive. Also a selection of symbols were created to be used within page layout of Kalevala poems. These symbols were hand drawn (not with AI…) as an ancient nordic-like symbolism mixed with branding of the project.