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GUSTAF LORD

Swedish illustrator, designer and comic book artist who occasionally ventures into the uncharted areas of fine art. After several years as a wallpaper designer at Duro Tapet, I now share my working hours between freelance commissions under the Studio Lord banner and projects at various companies, most recently as an illustrator for an interactive education software by Liber Infinitas Learning. Off hours I also create a graphic novel, based on a true story of a Cold War era spy central hidden in plain sight in a sleepy Swedish town. Follow the work on the Tumblr production blog.


Registered for corporation tax. Member of The association of Swedish illustrators and graphic designers.


gustaf[at]studiolord.se | +46(0)705843472 | Curriculum Vitæ | Book a workshop


En hög med barnböcker, varav en är uppslagen med färgglada bilder

PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS

CommissionTwenty-four illustrations with a humorous touch for a picture book aimed at children aged four and older. The book tells the story of all the fun you can have with your grandfather. If you have one.

Made with a mix of traditional and digital technics. Red and black pencils, watercolours and digital colouring. The books are hand binded by Carl Krantz.

En pojke tittar beundrande på sin morfar medan de vandrar bland vitsipporna
Bilderbok där Morfar vinkar hejdå till pojken samtidigt som dagisungarna rusar ut
Bilderboksteckning med en morfar som bygger röda modellbilar i tvättstugan
Sista sidan ur en bilderbok där dagisfröknar spelar gitarr för barnen på en kulle

En hord av hotfulla krabbor krälar runt en vettskrämd pojkes säng.
A pile of comic books

WRAP AROUND COVER

Commission: "Draw all your worst nightmares  – in one illustration". That was the challenge when making the illustration for horror/comedy anthology magazine Deep Dark Downstairs Drawing Society. Ink wash.


En superhjälte med pizzatema svävar bland rök och exploderande vulkaner

DELIVERY-MAN

Private commission: Draw a poster of a man and his two dogs - as superheroes. The person's love for pizza, comics and Rubiks Cube, must be included. The poster was designed in a retro comic book cover manner and featured the concept of The Delivery-Man, a superhero who gained his powers from a radioactive calzone.

En illustrerad hund skjuter laserstrålar ur ögonen
Närbild på tecknat porträtt med raster och gul bakgrund
En tecknad chihuahua utför karate

©Liber

CLIENT: LIBER DIGITAL EDUCATION

Commission: Illustrations for a digital education software for basic knowledge in Swedish, and information on Swedish traditions and society. The illustrations are used to explain words and expressions, such as the difference between teach and learn, or as visual aid to learning the name of objects like kitchen utensils or furniture.

The style of the illustrations needed to be representative, convey a positive feeling and preferably not take more than twenty minutes to draw. In total, the number of illustrations amounted to 1500!


VISUALISING GLOBAL WARMING

Commission: Illustration to charity for raising awareness on climate change and risks. Done in several versions; in pencils, ink, and even as a t-shirt print.

T-shirt med teckna isbjörnsmotiv

Blyertsteckning med fallande tåg på rosa akvarell
En rosa teckning med fallande tåg och inbjudningstext till finisage

THINGS SHE DROPPED

Also known as Godzilla was here. Pencils and watercolour on paper, 35 x 50 cm. First shown at the exhibition Half Whale, Half Gorilla 2012 and later Teckning 2018. The image was also used on flyers to promote the closing day of the exhibition where it originally debuted.


En tuschlavering av ett sprudlande folkliv på Börsplan i Gävle
Tidningsartiel med illustration av Gustaf Lord

Ink wash editorial illustration to the article En dröm om nya Börsplan (A Dream of new Exchange Plaza) written by Kristian Ekenberg for Gefle Dagblad newspaper 16th december 2016.


En tecknad affisch med texten När KGB sålde bilar i Gävle. Städerskan Lena är tecknad bland flera scener ur spionserien.

ÖGONBLICK UR HISTORIEN: NÄR KGB SÅLDE BILAR I GÄVLE

Poster for upcoming comic about a car showroom in Gävle turning out to be a KGB operation. True story!


akrylmålning av ödsligt hotell med starka färger
stiliserad målning i akryl av ödsligt hotell
Två färgstarka akrylmålningar av Gustaf Lord på väggen i ett galleri

PAINTINGS EXHIBITED

The upper two paintings are picturing hotels in the mediterranean turned to refugee sanctuaries. They were first shown at the exhibition Bländverk in Hudiksvall, 2016. Acrylics on board, 70 x 50 cm. Both are sold.

The bottom two paintings are still for sale and shown here at the 2017 Gaffel Studios Fall Exhibition. 120 x 60 cm and 40 x 50 cm, respectively.


Illustrated book cover of two children baking while getting instructions from a miniature chocolate hippo chef.

CLIENT: BARNENS BAKBOK

Commission: Cover, mascot and instructional illustrations for children baking book.


 

CURRICULUM VITÆ

GUSTAF LORD

Illustrator, designer and comic book creator.
Born in a Gothenburg, Sweden, 1983.
Lives and works in Gävle, Sweden since 2008.

Grants

  • Vistelsestipendieum Grez-sur-Loing – residency at Hôtel Chevallion, Grez-sur-Loing, 2018
  • Region Gävleborgs kulturstipendium – County Council of Gävleborg Culture Grant , 2017
  • Erik Johan Ljungbergs Utbildningsfond – The Ljungberg Foundation, 2008

Experience

2016-present Freelance illustrator, designer, animator and comic book artist Studio Lord
2016-2018 Illustrator Liber Infinitas Education
2012-2015 Designer Duro Sweden AB
2005-2012 Freelance illustrator, designer and comic book artist Lordnet

Education

2008-2010 Fine Art Diploma Bollnäs Folk High School, Gävle
2006-2008 University Diploma in Sequential Art & Visual Storytelling University of Gävle
2003-2006 BA of Business Administration Linnæus University
2002 Graduate Diploma of Illustration Forsbergs Skola
1999-2002 Natural Science Program Hvitfeldtska Gymnasiet

Workshops & Lectures

2018 Workshop "Draw Stories" Gävleborg County Museum
2018 Manga Workshop Tierp Library
2017 Print design lecture Gävle Culture Center
2017 Comics Workshop, kids Tierp Library
2017 Comics Workshop, youths Tierp Library
2017 Art Studio Presentation Museum Anna Nordlander, Skellefteå

Exhibitions

2018 Open Kiosk Group exhibition Kulturkiosken, Gävle
2018 Teckning '18 Jury determined group exhibition Sandviken Konsthall
2017 Gaffel Medlemsutställning Group exhibition Vävaren, Gävle
2017 Skutt'17 Jury determined group exhibition Sveriges fängelsemuseum, Gävle
2017 Vinterfestivalen Snow sculpture Boulogner Forest, Gävle
2016 X-Art Stop Art festival Kilafors
2016 Open Kiosk Group exhibition Kulturkiosken, Gävle
2016 Bländverk w/ Elin Hjulström Galleri 316 Kubik, Hudiksvall
2016 Vinterfestivalen Snow sculpture Boulogner Forest, Gävle
2015 X-Art Stop Art Festival Holmsveden
2014 Frozen Art Park Show (organizer) Gävle
2012 SAFE Art Festival Sandviken
2012 Half Whale Half Gorilla Solo exhibition Kulturkiosken, Gävle
2012 Konst på väg Group exhibition Tierp
2012 Balloons w/ Elin Hjulström Galleri Kungla Kelder, Tallin
2011 KONSTiga torget Art Festival Bollnäs
2011 Skissalong Group exhibition Galleri Lars Palm, Sandviken
2010 Trampolin Group exhibition Gävle Konstcentrum
2010 Serieveckan Group exhibition Gothenburg City Library
2009 Skisser, Konst & Identitet Group exhibition Silvanum, Gävle
2009 Open Kiosk Group exhibition Kulturkiosken, Gävle
2009 Videokonst Video exhibition on screens Gävleborg County
2009 Närproducerat Screening Group video screening Kulturkiosken, Gävle
2008 Nyfiken Group exhibition Epsilon Center, Hofors
2008 Teckning '08 Jury determined group exhibition Sandviken Konsthall

Publications

2018 Deep Dark Downstairs Drawing Society Studio Lord Illustration; layout; publishing
2017 Gefle Dagblad, 3 sep. MittMedia Illustration
2016 Gefle Dagblad, 16 dec. MittMedia Illustration
2016 Forum Konst Region Gävleborg Logotyp design; illustration
2015 Festival Promotion Push Illustration
2015 Zapp #1-2 Egmont Comic art; illustration
2014 Zapp #1-6 Egmont Comic art; illustration
2014 Feministiskt Initiativ folder F! Comics
2013 Zapp #1-5 Egmont Comic art; illustration
2012 Comic Royale #6 Serieföreningen Comic Royale Comics
2012 The Storygraph vol.1 #2 thestorygraph.com Illustration
2011 Livet som gåva, DVD Nadino Media Cover illustration; design
2011 Comic Royale #5 Serieföreningen Comic Royale Comics
2011 Bakteriekultur Magasin #3 förlag Art
2010 Comic Royale #4 Serieföreningen Comic Royale Comics
2010 Trampolin, exhibition catalogue Konstskolan i Gävle Design
2010 Svenska Superserier #10 Svenska Superserier Comics
2009 Poste Restante PostNord Webcomic strips
2009 Närproducerat, catalogue Konstskolan i Gävle Design
2009 Comic Royale #3 Serieföreningen Comic Royale Comics
2009 Kolonin #3 Self-published Script
2008 Kan själv Barnens bakbok Illustrations; cover design
2008 Aniara Epilog Xinombra Comic strip
2008 Trilobit Self-published Comics
2008 Svenska Superserier #8 Svenska Superserier Comics
2008 Vasa - the Ship That Sank Kulturpoolen i Falun Comic art; design
2008 Drömmen om Vasa Kulturpoolen i Falun Comic art; design
2008 Comic Royale #2 Hofors serieförening Comics
2008 Kolonin #2 Self-published Script
2007 Aniara Xinombra Comic strip
2007 S.I.C #6 S.I.C Comics
2007 Kolonin #1 Self-published Script
2007 Comic Royale #1 Hofors Serieförening Comics
2007 Metro 20 feb. Modern Times Group Comic strip

Selected Videos

2017 Stallet Animated information film produced by Hello Films for Handikappförbundet 2D animator
2017 Spinning Animated music video produced by Hello Films for Dark Link Light 2D animator
2017 Plussa Sandviken Animated illustration for Sandviken Kommun Illustrator; Storyboard Artist
2017 Trailer Animated trailer produced by Hello Films for Emmaboda Bio 2D animator; character designer
2011 Deserted Walk Award winning (Exit Filmfestival) animated short movie. Art director; post production artist
2009 Vänstertendens Animated trailer produced by Hello Films for Emmaboda Bio Director; writer
2008 Pong Stop motion shown at Kobra, SVT Animator, director

Miscellaneous

Board member of the non-profit art studio association Gaffel (Gävle Ateljéförening) from 2011 to 2017 and acted as chairman from 2013 to 2017. Since stepping down I'm now part of the election comittee.