Category Archives: Scandinavian

Tatiana Nedialkova

Loving these Bulgarian folk tales and Scandinavian-inspired illustrations created by graphic designer and illustrator Tatiana Nedialkova. The artist is based in Brighton, UK and studied at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London.  Her images has been printed onto fabric for kitchen textiles currently sold in her Etsy shop, Softer and Wild.  On the Etsy blog she says this about her process:

“Sometimes I’ll draw my prints by hand, scan them into the computer, and then add more elements; sometimes I draw directly into the software. When I work with shapes, I’ll cut out colorful pieces of cardboard and arrange them on a blank piece of paper, like a collage. I’ll play with different combinations, photograph them, and upload them into the computer. Once I have an illustration I want to work with, I’ll usually print the elements, cut them out, and try to find the right placement for the design on each product. Each surface pattern is made for the specific product it’s going on; I never print rolls of fabric.”

The artist can be followed on Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Tatiana Nedialkova.

Malene Hartmann Rasmussen

These ceramic masks are the works of Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, a Danish artist living in London.  Her work has been influenced by folk tales and mythological beings connected to everyday life in pagan Scandinavia.  Her aim is to create a visual poetry based on her own personal story.

You can see more of the artist’s work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Malene Hartmann Rasmussen

Clairice Gifford

Clairice Gifford is a designer and illustrator based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her focus is in graphic design, surface pattern, lettering and illustration. Her work is influenced by her Swedish heritage, bright colors, travel and typography. In a Spoonflower blog she writes this about her work:

“I always start my designs with sketches in my notebook, but since I’m a graphic designer, most things eventually end up on the computer.”

The artist can be found on her website, Instagram, Behance and Dribble. She has an Etsy shop, Nifty Swank but she is currently on a short hiatus.

Images: Courtesy of Clairice Gifford.