by Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Tuesday 28 April 2009

Swedish illustrator Siri Ahmed Backstrom has some very charming techniques up her sleeve. Her work has the feel of a bigger and — dare I say — better version of what your precocious little niece might churn out at the dining room table on a crafty whim. I love her loose, childlike rendering, splashed out in everything from gauche and watercolor to crayon scratch.