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Posts Tagged ‘Tove Johansson’

An interview with illustrator Petra Börner

Swedish illustrator extraordinaire Petra Börner is nominated for the 2012 V&A Illustration Awards, announced tonight. Her work is a rich mix of Scandinavian and Arts and Crafts influences that I absolutely adore...

Written by Amelia Gregory

EMMA Jane Austen Petra borner
I have long admired the work of Swedish born illustrator Petra Börner, who brilliantly mixes Scandinavian and Arts and Crafts influences to create a style all her own. Her book cover for Emma by Jane Austen (artwork above) is nominated for the 2012 V&A illustration awards so I thought I'd find out what makes her tick. Be very inspired...

Petra Borner -studio
Petra Borner -studio
You have a very distinctive style - what are your greatest influences?
I still draw inspiration from objects and books I’ve collected since I was a teenager, books on school posters and photographic references on anatomy and plants and DIY books form the… read more

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