Mikael Forsström printed on Giclée Hahnemühle German Etching.
Mikael Forsström is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has worked as a graphic designer since 2013 and creates everything from posters, illustrations, animations to packaging, visual identities and typography.
Mikael is a versatile designer who plays with and explores colour and shape. He moves freely between different ways of working and creates everything from abstract illustrations to designs that are inspired by subcultures. He experiments with visual expressions such as colour, shapes, textures, layers, optical illusions and movement.
“I like things that are a bit rough around the edges. It's like with music, it's best if it's not completely perfect. I like to limit myself in different ways and solve problems to explore and experiment with what happens with my designs. It’s a challenge and sometimes the work takes turns on its own that I wasn’t expecting. It's like exploring your own head, the designs are thoughts and images that emerge in different situations.
Music is a great source of inspiration and I get many images in my head when I listen to it. I get inspired by different types of genres, but since I come from a punk/hardcore scene, I am a little extra passionate about that. I love the mentality and aesthetics.”