There are some nice illustrations in the portfolio of Johan Röstwall who currently resides in Västerås, Sweden where he works for KG10.

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New website, new fonts and just a whole lot of newness from the Swedish type foundry, Fountain.

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Clean, simple and beautiful work at BVD. I love the type above. Please someone sponsor a trip to Copenhagen for me already. I would cut off my right arm to go. My grandmother is from there and I have family there whom I have never visited. I ache every time I read the name Copenhagen. Oh well.

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Hampus Jageland was born in 1985 in Sweden. He started taking his bachelor degree at Berghs School of Communication to continue on at Billy Blue College of Design in Sydney. He is currently interning at The Creative Method.

Fantastic work for a student.

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“Carl is a swedish illustrator that has been awarded with “Kolla” – the Swedish national price of drawing. He has a Masters degree in illustration and graphic design from Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, and is also present in the archive of The Drawing Center in New York. Carl lives in Paris.”

Just flat out great stuff here.

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Spectacularly bizarre yet utterly fascinating photography from Thobias Fäldt.

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I am digging some of the bizarre album covers and quirky illustrations in the portfolio of Swedish designer Joakim Jansson.

Here is his profile copied from his website:
“My name is Joakim Jansson. I’m a graphic designer from Sweden. Living and working in Oslo, Norway since 2005. Working 10-18 at Making Waves as an interactive graphic designer. I’m also doing contract work under my freelance moniker 1-UP!

I work within art direction, graphic design, illustration, branding, custom typography, and web.

My print work has been featured in 1000 Music Graphics, Dazed & Confused, Computer Arts, Cap & Design, Swindle Magazine, Nordic Youngblood, Taschen´s 1000 Favorite Websites, Dissoanze Exhibition.”

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There is some really attractive work in the portfolio of Swedish designer Emil Olsson. I wish it was displayed larger but you can still see that Olsson is a very accomplished designer. I especially love the typefaces he has on display but unfortunately you still can’t purchase or download them.

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I was really taken aback at just how much photography and how many different kinds of photographers could be found at LundLund. As opposed to rewriting it all myself, here is their profile from their site:

“Founded by sisters Britta and Karin Lund in 1994, LUNDLUND is the top photographers agency in Stockholm, Sweden.

Representing a number of Sweden’s most well-renowned and rewarded talents, LUNDLUND has successfully produced campaigns for a wide range of international brands.

Among our clients are Diesel Jeans, H&M,
J. Lindeberg, Acne Jeans, Volvo, Mercedes, Wella, Bergdorf and Goodman, Ikea and Nokia.

Editorial work is done for magazines such as Elle, Bon, Numero, Vogue, Flaunt, Another Magazine and Visionaire Magazine.

Apart from photographers, the company represents fashion stylists and set designers and co-operates with major Swedish and international advertising agencies on an ongoing basis.

LUNDLUND is located in the fashion and design area of Stockholm.”

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I gotta be honest and admit that I am not the biggest fan of Sandberg and Timonen’s website and how their work is displayed but that is my one and only criticism. If you can get past that and start clicking through their work, almost every click yields something great. There is nothing but great work in their portfolio.

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Interesting work at Stockholm-based RBG6.

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There is some interesting Keith Harring-esque analog style illustrations in the portfolio of Swedish designer/illustrator Finsta.

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Stockholm-based graphic designer/artist/illustrator/animator and all around creative Karl Grandin sent me an email today asking me to check out his work and I have to admit, it was an extra special treat. There are some real gems in his portfolio including work for the likes of clothing brand Cheap Monday and MTV. His lo-fi old school animations for MTV are awesome. They are weird as hell but in an entirely charming way and just about everyone made me laugh, especially the first one of the weird little guy singing on the side of a cliff. When his little scarf interrupts his gibberish singing, I don’t know what it is about it, but I just bust out laughing. It’s pure bizarro bliss.

Thanks for alerting me to your presence Karl. Much appreciated.

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Diftype is the work of a 20 year-old self taught freelance graphic artist based in Umeå, Sweden. He has been working in print, motion and interactive since 2003. Diftype was launched in 2006 as a place to showcase his work and share his creative inspirations with the design community at large.

His work leans a little to the digital end of the dial, which I have been slowly drifting away from in my own work, regardless of the fact that I was almost totally enveloped in that wave from a brief moment. It’s not that I don’t like that kind of work, it’s just that I have found myself returning to my roots, so-to-speak. Despite those leanings, it is impossible not to appreciate the eye for detail in the Diftype’s work. I am sure if it appeared in printed form at high resolution, it would be quite a feast for the eyes.

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