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Posts Tagged ‘Swedish’

Sommarnatt by Hanna Karlzon: Colouring Book Review, Interview and Giveaway

Swedish illustrator Hanna Karlzon has produced a gorgeous adult colouring book to inspire colourists across the world... and you could win a copy below.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Sommarnatt is the second colouring book from Swedish artist Hanna Karlzon and has unsurprisingly been a runaway success with colourists across the world. Sommarnatt features summertime wonders of the natural world inspired by Hanna's home in the North of Sweden, interspersed with a healthy dollop of fantasy: frogs carry many turreted houses on their backs, birds hoard gems and mice pluck stars from the sky. The luscious locks of beautiful women cascade across the pages, adorned with tattoos, piercings, flowers, feathers and beads. It's a heady mix that is a joy to colour, and interspersed within this blog are many stunning examples finished by super talented colourists to further whet your appetite. Even more brilliantly, Hanna Karlzon and her publishers Pagina have very kindly gifted me a copy of this must have adult colouring book to give away.

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Blomstermandala by Maria Trolle: Colouring Book Review, Interview and Giveaway

Meet the talented gardener and illustrator behind the Blomstermandala phenomenon, and win yourself a copy of this stunning book! Including exclusive sneak peaks of her new book, due out later this year...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Maria Trolle is the creator of the wonderful images in the Blomstermandala series of books: a graphic designer, gardener, mother and all round amazing lady, she lives in a stunning […]

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Dagdrömmar by Hanna Karlzon: Colouring Book Review and Artist Interview

Dagdrömmar is an absolutely stunning colouring book from the pen of Swedish artist Hanna Karlzon. Currently published only in Scandinavia, let's hope it finds a way onto our shores soon.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve been spending a lot of time on Facebook lately, getting inspired by the adult colouring community and discovering colouring artists such as Hanna Karlzon, who has created the beautiful […]

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An interview with Johan Lindström: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

I discovered the distinctive art of Swedish illustrator Johan Lindström on instagram and am very happy he took me up on the offer to participate in my open brief. Here he explains more about why he loves illustration, why he tries to draw mens' emotions, and what being a father means to him. Love love!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Swedish illustrator Johan Lindström is a multi-talented father of three who trained in animation but also draws, knits and sews. For Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion he was inspired by varied […]

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Perfect Storm: An interview with Swedish singer songwriter Vanbot

Wonderful electro pop from Sweden's newest musical maestro. If you love Robyn and Lykke Li you'll adore Vanbot.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vanbot, Seven by Jenny Kadis. Stockholm based melody maestro Vanbot is set to release the wonderful electro pop album Perfect Storm, a much anticipated follow-up to her 2011 debut. The […]

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Meet Karin Soderquist: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Swedish illustrator Karin Soderquist studied in London before returning to Stockholm. She contributes the fabulous and enigmatic The Magician's Assistant to my 10th anniversary artists' book. Find out more here...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Karin Soderquist studied at Camberwell College of Art and first captured my attention at her 2011 graduate show. She is currently based in Stockholm, Sweden, has contributed to numerous exhibitions […]

Swedish School of Textiles: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review part two

The Swedish School of Textiles took to the catwalk at Fashion Scout to showcase the best of their 2013 graduates in a show titled Exit 13.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emma Lindqvist by Novemto Komo. Following on from part one of my review I present the next six graduates to show on the catwalk with the Swedish School of Textiles […]

Swedish School of Textiles: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review part one

We've been covering catwalk shows from graduates of the Swedish School of Textiles since 2010, and their work continues to be a highlight of the Fashion Scout schedule. Showing at Freemasons' Hall on Saturday 14th September 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jesper Danielsson by Antonia Parker. As in previous years, the Swedish School of Textiles at Boras took to the catwalk at Fashion Scout to showcase the best of their graduates. […]

The Best Designer Murals by Illustrators and Artists on Photowall

Discovering the best digitally printed murals by artists and designers on Photowall.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Photowall by Julia Pott. Once upon a time large scale photo walls were the province of bars, offices and other imposing spaces which could afford extravagant interior design. That has […]

An interview with Foreign Slippers and review of album Farewell to the Old Ghosts

Sweden's Gabi Froden is the latest Scandinavian songstrel to win over my heart... with a beautiful new album that encompasses gorgeous melodies and immaculate storytelling skills.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Foreign Slippers by Sam Parr. Melding Scandinavian iciness with immaculate story-telling skills, Sweden’s Gabi Froden is the latest songstrel to win my heart. Farewell to the Old Ghosts showcases her […]

Album Review: First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

The sophomore album from Swedish sisters First Aid Kit is produced by Mike Mogis and every tune is a bittersweet delight. Here's my track by track breakdown.

Written by Amelia Gregory

First Aid Kit by Sarah Ryan. Out today: the beautiful new album from Swedish sisters First Aid Kit. Every tune is a wonder… starting with first single The Lion’s Roar, […]

First Aid Kit: a taster of the new album with single The Lion’s Roar

First Aid Kit return with a taster of upcoming second album The Lion's Roar. Lush.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’m a massive fan of the incredibly young Swedish twosome known as First Aid Kit, tadalafil and none more so than when I discovered that their father (and mentor) was […]

Simon Ekrelius: New S/S 2012 Season Interview

Swedish designer Simon Ekrelius first caught our eye back in S/S 2011. Since then he's been showing all over the world and busily refining his futuristic vision. Let's catch up...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Simon Ekrelius S/S 2012 by Natalia Nazimek. Simon Ekrelius has been slowly building a reputation for his futuristic yet feminine style. Here’s a peek into his new S/S 2012 collection […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Aminaka Wilmont

Rounding off the womenswear main schedule for SS 2012 London Fashion Week on the 20th of September in the main BFC tent at Somerset House, designer duo Aminaka Wilmont treated us to a little bit of stylish, well cut fantasy...

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Aminaka Wilmont S/S 2012 by Gemma Sheldrake The title Changeling on the poster-sized invitation to Aminaka Wilmont’s show – the last womenswear show in the BFC show space at Somerset […]

Album Review: I Break Horses – Hearts

Beautific electronic shoegaze from Sweden's Maria Linden and Fredrik Balck. Delve in and discover Hearts by I Break Horses.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I Break Horses by James Shedden. Hearts is the wonderful debut album from I Break Horses, see otherwise known as Maria Linden and partner Fredrik Balck. They have been compared […]

Album review and interview with Swedish duo Pallers: The Sea of Memories

New Scandinavian chillwave from a talented duo. Welcome to the blissed out world of Pallers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pallers by Shauna McGowan. The upcoming album from Swedish duo Pallers is a blissed out slice of wonder. The Sea of Memories opens with Another Heaven and indeed listening to […]

Interview with Swedish singer Cornelia about new single Aquarius Dreams

She's a singer, songwriter and producer: meet the multi-talented Cornelia, creator of beautiful vocals on top of intricate beats. Her latest single Aquarius Dreams is out now, accompanied by a wonderful animated video by Stitch That.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cornelia by Lisa Stannard. New music sensation Cornelia was introduced to me by Manchester based illustrator Lisa Stannard, abortion who features in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration. Cornelia’s Aquarius Dream […]

Pick Me Up 2011 at Somerset House: a review

The Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair returns to Somerset House for another 10 day run less than a year after 2010's very successful inaugural event. Here's my pick of the crop, and thoughts about the exhibition.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Most illustrations by Jenny Robins. I got photographed on my way in to Somerset House (in my jumble sale Sheepskin coat belonging to my sister and waistcoat from H&M Kids […]