This man is a genius. His name is Klas Fahlen. We used to go to the same school and, for a while in our rebellious years, play in the same little circle. He was, back in his school days, a terrific artist with a wonderful sense of humor. I am not a bit surprised to have learned that he today is an world known and award winning illustrator.
I found these magazine holders in the museum shop at the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, Sweden. My lovely friend Camilla who is a leading figure at the Museum alerted me to them. I traveled back to the US with a bag full of these lovely and practical holders showing a combination of modern and historical buildings in Stockholm.
Klas Fahlen’s graphics for a Swedish Ice Cream Manufacturer are also hilarious. And his illustrations for Soul Food and a Swedish “Pippi” rebel – how can you not love them!
And the wall decal with the classy and well decorated dogs is so quirky and fun.
For more of Klas Fahlen’s fabulous work as well as his portfolio, visit the Art Department.