2015/03/20

Olle Eksell for Ikea



As you know I like illustrations from the old days. The playfulness, joy, humour and simpleness that existed before this computerized world. Real sketches by hand.
 
In April IKEA launches some new products called ÖNSKEDRÖM with motifs by one of Sweden's most prominent graphic designers, Olle Eksell (1918-2007). You probably know him from the poster with the famous cacao eyes?

I think it is a good idea to make use of old design treasures that otherwise would not see the daylight else when flipping through an old book, or in the worst scenario, only when someone would be lucky enough to have access to his desk drawer.

The illustrations are to be found on cards, trays, kitchen towels, napkins, textiles etc. See more here
 
 
Pictures IKEA
 

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