Eight / Eleven | Karin Soderquist | Future Map 11

Karin Soderquist’s illustrations pop with bubblegum colours, from coloured paper collages to newer work using laser cut 3D illustrations, it’s a charming sweet world. The narratives which unfold throughout these imagined worlds are instantly captivating, a lurking sadness enhancing their cheery sheen to allude to something bittersweet.

Karin’s work ranges from illustration for brands, including a tshirt design for Lazy Oaf and a window display for Selfridges, to carved illustrated stories, beautifully realised 3D versions of her illustrated world.

From the whimsical to the philosophical, the world Karin depicts is filled with everyone from hat wearing bears to Kafka and Sartre – the philosophical is always imbued with whimsy and the whimsy is captivating.

To the North Pole – a story of two sisters

About Rachel Bennett

Rachel is a freelance writer and strategist to clients and brands in the luxury industry. Defiant in the face of lazy assumptions too often made about the UAE's 'lack of culture', Rachel is a Dubai-dweller by way of London, having made the move to the Middle East in early 2014.

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