Karin Åkesson is a Swedish born illustrator producing 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 sayings that, if you translate them, don’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 bringing that optimism into the home'.
The Karin Åkesson promotion at ACHICA starts at 6.30am Monday 1st October and ends at 6.30am Thursday 4th October