New work from Swedish illustrator Karin Söderquist

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By Karin Soderquist in New Illustration on Friday 10 February 2012

I’m a Swedish illustrator based in London. At first glance my work looks sweet and innocent; it’s filled with pastel colours and cute animals. But some of the pieces also have darker themes in them. To the North Pole, for example, tells the story of two sisters’ journey to the Arctic where they meet a grim end in the belly of a polar bear.

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Good-bye and Wedding Day: a comic by Clara Besijelles

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By Tanya Guryel in New Art on Wednesday 25 January 2012

Clara Besijelle is a Swedish illustrator. She wonderfully mixes art deco type details, fabric prints, and pompus facial expressions with scruffy colouring in. Her style of drawing works well with her story-telling, which is awkward, sophisticated and hilarious. The comic, Good-bye and Wedding Day, is a perfect introduction to her work.

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Jenny Mortsell: aka Rozzetta, Italo Disco superstar

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By Ruvan Wijesooriya in Video on Wednesday 15 June 2011

Jenny Mortsell is a Swedish illustrator who I collaborate with from time to time when she chooses to use my photographs in her own photorealist drawings.

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Johan Thornqvist

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Tuesday 6 April 2010

Adding illustrative elements to photographs is nothing new, but Swedish illustrator Johan Thornqvist’s approach stands out with the whimsical cityscape elements he incorporates into his images.

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Annelie Carlström

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Monday 10 August 2009

Annelie Carlström is a Swedish illustrator based out of Stockholm. She graduated from Beckman’s College of Design in 2007 and has worked as a freelancer ever since. This is a series of fictive portraits from her graduation project.

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Siri Ahmed Backstrom

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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.

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