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Olle Eksell , Swedish Graphic Designer and Illustrator.

November 26, 2010

Olle Eksell made his name through his involvement in the re-shaping of Swedish graphic design

during the 1950’s. Inspired by the American lifestyle and a period at Art School in Los Angeles,

he returned to Sweden to work as an illustrator. He was the first to work with corporate identity,

company logos and graphic profiles. Though he is most known for“Mazettis Cacao Eye” ,

he also wrote many articles and books on the relationship between corporate economics and design.

His sketchy illustrations and book covers are also beautifully captivating.

More illustrations from his book appear here.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 30, 2010 10:49 pm

    Thanks for this post about Olle Eksell. I was not aware of his work, but now I am. Good Mid Century Design! If you are interested, check out my blog about the art in vintage children’s books:


    • December 1, 2010 7:58 am

      Thanks Jill for the comment and link to your children’s picture books site. I will definitely have a look.

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