Karin is a Swedish born illustrator who produces whimsical, nostalgic drawings and typographic prints of memorable movie quotes, flora and fauna and tiny birds. Her beautiful designs put emphasis on the sunny things in life.
Karin’s designs have been greatly influenced by her Swedish heritage and love of sayings, expressions and memories.
"When I first came to England I loved how English phrases and sayings made me feel more part of the English culture. There are some wonderful saying that if you translate them dosen’t make any sense at all. Some might be cheesy and overly wise but knowing them made me feel more part of the culture. A lot of people have said clever things and I love highlighting them and brining the optimism into the home.”
Like most Swedes Karin likes clean lines, calm colours and lots of white space.
Karin Akesson was born and raised in Sweden 1978. She moved to England 1997 to study Illustration at Brighton University before she moved to London to complete her MA at the Royal College of Art. Since graduating 2003 she has been working as a freelance designer, now working from her studio by Victoria Park in East London.