Sunday, September 23, 2007
Swedish For “Fabulous”
That would be Olle Eksell. A (very) talented graphic designer from beautiful “Sverige.” I happened upon the wonderful, whimsical work of Eksell when I was looking for a Valentine’s gift for my husband last year and found a book cataloging his work on Rare Device (still available on British Amazon.com). Even though Eksell passed away last spring he left behind a legacy of gorgeous, illustration-driven design work. And despite the fact that his most recognized work was done decades ago it has a truly timeless quality about it. Most of his stuff still looks as modern and relevent as the year it was created. The sign of a true talent.