Young Helsinki T-shirt designer Emilia Tapprest really digs prints.

There’s no denying it. Print T-shirts are insatiably cool. And not just as garments, but as walking exhibition space for contemporary trends in graphic design.

 No Philosophy is an up and coming T-shirt label launched by a loose grouping of young Helsinki talent. The prime mover behind the brand is 16-year-old designer Emilia Tapprest.

Many are familiar with Finnish metal. Fewer know that there is a grittier, more vibrant and, apparently, a more violent side to the Finnish music industry.

wisdom“I CAN’T believe Finns know how to do these, I just learned how to sew on a button last week!” exclaimed an American friend of mine when we were visiting a friend’s house where she admired a knitted lace scarf.