Who’s Your Favourite?

Sandra Igbobo’s favourite artist is Olle Eksell…

SANDRA IGBODO: I am a designer living in Lancashire and have a one-woman company called Tea & Ceremony. I produce bold and bright illustrated paper goods and am fond of vintage and folk print and pattern. I enjoy nothing more than flicking through an old craft book, buying stationery and happening upon gorgeous new goodies via design blogs.

OLLE EKSELL: I was introduced to Swedish designer, Olle Eksell, when I received a book about his work as a Christmas gift. He created a vast array of designs ranging from advertising posters to book covers and food packaging. His simple line drawings and strong graphics were visionary at the time, managing to combine often whimsical illustration with astute typography. I love the work he created for the Swedish company, Mazetti. The illustrations look so spontaneous and playful although Eksell apparently would have everything planned out before he put pen to paper. His pieces always make me smile and he is definitely one of my inspirations.


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