Friday, January 18, 2008
I needed to write about Laura Ljungkvist after I saw the post on Print and Pattern. Laura was one of the great illustrators that emerged in the late 90's, and she was one of them that inspired me to get into the business (Anja Kroencke, Hiroshi Tanabe, Bo Lundburg, Liselotte Watkins and Mr. Z were the other ones). I first saw her work in Wallpaper magazine, and since then she's done a few children's books as well as countless ad campaigns and editorial work. Her new children's book is called Follow the Line, the artworks are so beautiful that adults would enjoy reading it with their little ones! I love the fluid but rough line art and her use of colors, they are vintage-inspired but her style is totally original and modern.