Thursday, 27 December 2012

Happy 2013!


A shorter, one minute version, of the movie I made with ActionAid and SWE was shown on Swedish TV in the week leading up to christmas.

2012 has almost come to an end. It's  been a pretty strange and confusing year for me with lots of changes. It's been a good year though and I've got high hopes for 2013 to be even better.

Happy new year everyone!


Sunday, 16 December 2012

Tjejer som Hejar på Tjejer!



I'm pretty excited to share my latest project with you: it's a short stop-motion animation made to promote ActionAid online this christmas. I made the illustrations, Swartling Produktion the sound and
and the good people at SWE ad agency did the rest. Please spread the word and go to http://www.actionaid.se/ to get a goat!

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Oh Comely

As an illustrator nothing beats seeing your work printed in a really beautiful, well-made and well designed magazine. Oh Comely is just such a magazine and I'm very proud to have an illustration in their latest issue. 



Also; Hello!Lucky featured some of my work on their blog the other week, thanks ladies <3 p="p">http://www.hellolucky.com/wordpress/2012/12/05/new-illustrations-by-karin-soderquist/

Sunday, 9 December 2012

"Var och en är många"


I had an illustration in the latest issue of the Norwegian magazine Fett. It's for a text called "Var och en är många" written by Catti Brandelius aka Miss Universum, who's a pretty cool lady.






Tuesday, 4 December 2012

December again


Just a quick reminder to say that my holiday cards are available from Hello!Lucky this year too!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Georges



I had an illustration in the latest issue of Georges, a lovely french kids magazine. It's a fake ad and the text roughly translates as "When you're looking for a good idea against blisters, with Pansemampoule you've got it!" In french the word for blister is the same as the word for light bulb.





Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Kult Magazine Feature

On of the projects I made whilst studying at Camberwell,  The Climate Change Project, was published in the earth issue of Kult Magazine, hooray!



Kult Magazine on Facebook

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Friday, 28 September 2012

Sexy Fika


Here's the work that I made for the Let's Fika exhibition; sexy versions of traditional Swedish pastries. 


They're for sale as A4 prints at Fika, £40 each. 

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Let's Fika! Private View (better late then never)

I havn't had any internet connection at home for the past two weeks so I haven't had the chance to blog about my wonderful London trip and the Let's Fika Private view. We were all having to much fun to remember to take photos (once my friends arrived that I hadn't seen for two months I sort of forgot about anything else) At least Åsa was focused enough to take a few shots of the evening:








Artists from top to bottom: Karin Söderquist, Hanna Melin, Danijela Dobric, Åsa Wikman, Martin Wollerstan and Emma Löfström.

The show is on 'til October the 14th at Fika so you can still catch it if your in London!

Sunday, 9 September 2012

IdN Feature





My 'To the North Pole' project was featured in the most recent issue of IdN Magazine. The awsome back cover was designed by Ryan Chapman.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Anorak Magazine: Isle of PO

I have an illustration in the latest issue of Anorak Magazine. I've been wanting to do something for them for a really long time so it was a little bit of a dream come true when they asked me to illustrate a story for them!




Monday, 27 August 2012

Let's Fika! exhibition



Me and some friends are putting on an illustration exhibition at Fika on 161 Brick lane in a couple of weeks.  It's a visual celebration of the tradition of Fika, featuring the work of 6 Swedish illustrators; Hanna Melin, Emma Löfström, Danijela Dobric, Åsa Wikman, Martin Wollerstam and me. 


The exhibition shows our different interpretations of what fika means. It's also about Sweden being Swedish; the smell of your grandmother freshly bakes cinnamon buns, long light summer nights, summer vacations that never ends and going swimming in cool black lakes.

The private view is on the 13th of September between 4-6.30pm, if you want to come along please RSVP with the subject line Let's Fika to wikmanillustration(a)gmail.com. It'd be great to see as many of you as possible there!



Monday, 6 August 2012

Raymond Savignac

Right now I'm working on a commission where I was asked to have a look at the french illustrator Raymond Savignac for inspiration. I'd never heard of him before but I really like his work so I thought I'd share it with you. 





Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Brown Paper Bag

My works been featured on a lot of blogs recently (which is kind of weird as I haven't been spending nearly as much time on it this past month as I used to, it might have something to do with Mallory putting my Skate Grrrls image on Illustrated Ladies) This time it's Brown Paper Bag saying nice things about me. Thanks!




Sunday, 29 July 2012

The Le Sigh Feature



The Le Sigh is a blog run by three girls living together in one Brooklyn flat. The editor-in-Chief, Diana Cirullogot in touch with me about featuring my work in something that they call Girl Spotlight. She sent me a couple of questions and it all resultet in this really nice feature on the blog. You can read it here: http://www.thelesigh.com/2012/07/girl-spotlight-karin-soderquist.html#more

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Today is the day...

Today has been a good day. I had a job interview in the morning and in the afternoon they called and said that the job was mine if I wanted it. Between that I had a raspberry and salt liquorice flavoured cupcake at Cupcake Sthlm...


and saw the Klara Kristalova exhibition at Bonniers Konsthall. It was really good and completely insane.  


Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The Best of Torbjörn's Bookshelf

The first two months in Stockholm me and my boyfriend are staying in a flat that we're borrowing from a relative of mine. It's in a beautiful part of town, close to the water and 2 minutes from the park. It's got high ceilings, paintings on the walls and a bookshelf filled with old books and records. I was having a look and I found some books with really good looking covers. Here's my favourites from the collection:


The last one is probably more funny than good but there's still something about the composition that I like.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Places I've lived in London






These are the places I lived during my almost 4 years in London. I don't miss the flats themselves but I'm starting to miss how easy it is to find somewhere to live in London. The standard is usually a bit shit but at least you can find somewhere to rent when you need to. And I really miss having my own flat with my own work space. Finding somewhere to live in Stockholm is a bloody nightmare!

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Skate Grrrls v.2


Raymond Peynet

My mum gave me these cute salt and pepper shakers that she'd found in the rubbish at work. After doing some google research I found out that they where designed by the french illustrator Raymond Peynet for Rosenthal in the 60's. They're apparently a bit of a collectors item.  I can't believe someone just threw them away!









Monday, 16 July 2012

Weekend Finds

On Friday afternoon I took the train to Strängnäs to visit my mum. I don't have a scanner here yet so I went there to finish of some last minute illustration work, and to see her of course! On Saturday went charity shopping and I found some really nice things:


Cute little ceramic sausage dog <3


Old lady shoes


Beautifully illustrated book about animals from the 60's



Friday, 13 July 2012

The Weekender



I have an illustration in the latest issue of The Weekender, a magazine in and about East Kent. You can read it online or pick up a free copy if you're in Canterbury, Faversham, Whitstable, Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Sandwich, Deal or Folkestone. www.the-weekender.net

A New Career In A New Town

In the beginning of July I relocated from London to Stockholm. I grew up in Sweden and even though I've visited many times, I've never lived in Stockholm before. It's great to get to discover a new city. Me and my boyfriend are borrowing a flat from a relative until we can find a place of our own and it's located in a beautiful part of town. The weather has been amazing and sunny since we arrived (a nice change after nearly 4 years in rainy London) and we've spent a lot of time in a near by park where we met a wild bunny. London is great in many was and I'm sure I'll miss it a lot but right now I'm looking forward to starting a new adventure in Stockholm!






(please excuse the image quality, I'm one of those people who always forget to bring may camera so they're all phone pics)

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Nanae Kawahara's Diary



This is me and Nanae Kawahara having tea in one of her daily diary drawings, great isn't it? Nanae is a very talanted illustrator who I had the pleasure of hanging out with a couple of times with in London. I went and had a look at her DOOOOOGS !! exhibition at The Haberdashery cafe and it resulted in this drawing. You can see more of her amazing work here!