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  1. Jakob Westman

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    Jakob Westman is an illustrator, graphic designer and art director from Stockholm, Sweden. Westman has won several Swedish and international design awards including D&AD Wood Pencil, The One Show’s Silver Pen, and the Mobius Award.

    From 1996 to 1998 Westman studied Art Direction and Graphic Design at the Berghs School of Communication. Near to the end of his course, he and two copywriter friends founded the Graceland Sthlm Ad Agency. Within two and half years the trio had grown the company and sold it. After which each moved to smaller advertising agencies. In 2001, Westman ventured on his own and established Westman Colors AB. In his time in advertising, Westman he has worked with companies including Canal+, MTV, Ogilvy, Saab, Toyota and Image Comics.

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  2. Johannes Helgeson

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    Johannes Helgeson is a Concept Artist and Illustrator, currently based in Montreal, Canada. Originally from Gothenburg, Sweden, Helgeson earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree at University of Skövde.

    After graduating, Helgeson worked at a range of games companies including Redsteam Studios, Gameloft, GoodGame Studios, and Activision. He worked as a freelancer for a short while before finally landing a job at game developers and visual effects company, Hibernum Creations.

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  3. Gustaf Tenggren (1896 – 1970)

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    Gustaf Tenggren was born in 1896, in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. During a career spanning 60 years, he exercised a spectrum of styles including Art Nouveau, Cubism, Realism, and Expressionism, urging some to call him “a walking history of art.”

    Tenggren received a scholarship to The Valand School of Fine Art in Gothenburg, Sweden. Educated in Scandinavian techniques, and spurred by their myths, at the age of 20 he began illustrating for the famous Swedish children’s Christmas annual, Bland Tomtar och Troll (Among Elves and Trolls). Beginning in 1917, he would go on to work on the annual for 9 years.

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  4. Einar Nerman ( 1888–1983)

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    Einar Nerman was a Swedish artist, illustrator and musician. Born to a middle-class family in the city of Norrköping. Nerman was one of three children. Birger Nerman, his twin brother, was a professor, author and later the head of the Swedish Museum of National Antiquities. Ture Nerman, his older brother, was a political activist, journalist, author, and poet.

    Einar Nerman, at the age of 17, decided to move to Stockholm to study art. Three years later, in 1908 Nerman moved again, this time to France. He began studying at the newly established Académie Matisse in Paris. A non-commercial school set up by French artist Henri Matisse, there the famed painter would guide and tutor young artists. The school operated until 1911.

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  5. Elliot Alfredius

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    An obvious by-product of going to events such as ELCAF, is that you get to meet illustrators. New ones, ones whose work you may not have seen before. Just such an incident happened when I stumbled over to the Peow Studio table. Sat there were a couple of tidy Swedes, Elliot Alfredius and Hanna K.

    A print by Mr. Alfredius caught my eye. It depicted a rabble of tribal characters with red sweeping across their faces. So well done, it was as if the narrative was all there, in that one picture. When I asked about the illustration, if it was stand-alone or part of a story? Mr. Alfredius replied, that it is a sketch inspired by a comic he is working on. And so, in that very moment, I went from shamefully never having heard of Elliot Alfredius to fanboy. He did also mention that he was trying to keep a low profile, but I’m sure he wont mind if you check out his Tumblr and Peow Studio profile.

  6. Jovo Ve

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    Illustrator and designer Jovo Ve was born in Macedonia, although moved Göteborg, Sweden when he was very young. Studying both Art and Visual History at Göteborgs University and then Visual Communication at Linnaeus University. Working as a freelance illustrator and Art Director his clients include Moleskine and Adidas. Mr. Ve’s style is brash, very often using flat colour and bold lines, depicting hip and sexy females. See more of his work by popping over to his art blog, Painted Numbers.