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Artist Biography

Klaus Haapaniemi

Finnish-born, now London-based, artist Klaus Haapaniemi became interested in illustration after seeing Russian animations on TV when he was only eight years old. After graduating from Lahti Design Institute, he lived in Italy where he worked as a key print designer for Diesel and Diesel Stylelab.

Klaus’s long list of commercial clients include print collections for Clements Ribeiro, Cacharel, Marimekko and Levis, plus store identity for Selfridges, an ever expanding range of his own published books, ceramics and wall tapestry collections.