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    Olle Eksell: goncacao

Fun, informative illustration and design from the late, great Olle Eksell

Posted by Liv Siddall,

We don’t often write posthumous posts on It’s Nice That, but I can assure you that when we do it is definitely worth a read. In the case of Olle Eksell, I’d say that I’ve never come across someone’s work who is so quintessentially up our street. Eksell, who dipped his talented toe into the world of advertising, illustration, graphic design and writing, has a portfolio that is at once fun, humorous, well-informed and totally ahead of his time.

Stamping his signature eyes on his designs, his work is instantly recognisable as his own, and was utilised not just to sell products, but to adorn posters and books for children and for music festivals. Olle passed away in 2007, but take a look at his work and you’ll realise that he lives on in the work of the countless illustrators whose work is influenced by his skills.

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.