Lotta Kuhlhorn (Sweden)
More to lust for from Sweden today with Lotta Kuhlhorn, one of the first Swedes to recycle graphic elements from ?junk culture?, pop, films and mass-produced items in the 1990's. Lotta has a cool bio, see for yourself:
"Lotta reinterprets design elements taken from sources such as 1970s shelf paper, domestic housecoats, bed linen etc., using them as platforms for the characters on her book-cover designs and illustrations. A method that appropriately captured the mood of the times in the last decade of the 20th century and which she continues to refine though graphic design that achieves a delicate balance between the refined and the trivial."
Lotta is best known for her illustrated paperback cover designs but is currently expanding into various other markets including textiles and wrapping paper. I love her wall tile stickers (shown), great for taking your tile to the next level, especially if your budget doesn't allow for you to replace your tiles. Even when the budget does allow, you may be like me and a bit scared to decide on a particular theme since tastes change over time and with tile, what you buy is what you're stuck with for a good amount of time. It could also be that you rent your nest and you simply can't do a thing about that mustard-colored tile in your bathroom. Maybe now you can with the help of Lotta...
Enjoy browsing her website, packed with lots of stunning patterns and illustrations to rev up your creative juices. So many amazing Swedish designers... So little time!
Psst: You can purchase some of her stunning postcards at Vigo. Just frame and viola! insta-art!
Hannover locals - Shop the previously mentioned Wohnwaren for her postcards!