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design + illustrator
Olle Eksell is a celebrated and distinguished Swedish graphic designer. He is most famous for his iconic Mazetti Cacao Eye design. He was born in 1918 in Kopparberg. Mr Eksell, knew from very young age that he wanted to become an advertising illustrator. Between 1930 to 1941, he studied illustration and graphic art in Stockholm. After graduating Mr Eksell found work at the Ervaco advertising agency in Sweden. After getting married however, decided to sail to America where he and his wife continued their studies at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Throughout his career he worked on advertising posters, logos, postcards and products. His avant-garde, yet timeless, approach garnered him membership to the AGI, countless awards, and an honorary Professorship from the Swedish Government.
A great place to find out more about Olle Eksell is on the official website. The best place to see more of his work is in the beautiful book aptly titled, Olle Eksell: Swedish Graphic Designer.