Kerstin Hanson portfolio

SidopersonenKerstin HansonSidopersonenTempera on paper.
Book cover artKerstin HansonBook cover artCover illustration and new design of "The History of Sweden", by popular author Herman Lindqvist.
Ett eget livKerstin HansonEtt eget livInk on paper in letters and images for Ordfront förlag, with a portrait of the author Sun Axelsson on the front cover.
Soviet MilkKerstin HansonSoviet MilkBespoke typography and lettering on book cover by Latvian author Nora Ikstena. Pattern on hard back inspired by the ornaments of Riga Porcelain Factory.
Sy barnens första garderobKerstin HansonSy barnens första garderobSy barnens första garderob – fiffiga plagg för 1–5-åringar is the very long title of Sweden’s first sewing book for children's wear in decades, by Kina Larsson and Kerstin Hanson (Massolit 2015). In this step-by-step book you find sewing patterns for a complete children’s wardrobe, bringing to life classical and modern pieces such as the sailor’s shirt, a ballet dancer’s tutu, tights, the baseball cap and college sweater. Graphic design, hand lettering and drawings by Kerstin Hanson.
Somna och somna omKerstin HansonSomna och somna omIllustration and design of a book on ways to cope with sleeping issues. Illustrations both decorative and descriptive.
Edwidge DanticatKerstin HansonEdwidge DanticatPaper cut shapes and cover design for two novels by Edwidge Danticat.
Hon som vandrarKerstin HansonHon som vandrarBespoke brush typography and collage illustration on the book cover of internationally acclaimed author Samar Yazbek. 2017.
War and PeaceKerstin HansonWar and PeaceTolstoy's War and Peace in a new translation and new design. The unique patterns facing the spine of the book are samples from classical Russian ornaments.
ShakespeareKerstin HansonShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare, ink on paper. Book cover design for Ordfront förlag.
EldkastarnaKerstin HansonEldkastarnaBlack ink on white paper, for Albert Bonniers Förlag 2014.
HemmanKerstin HansonHemmanCover design and illustration for the novel of Swedish author Magnus Dahlström. Client: Albert Bonniers Förlag.
Kerstin Hanson

Kerstin Hanson

A graphic designer specialised in lettering and typography. Most commissions involve book design where the demand is high for mastering a variety of design approaches and techniques. More frequently I add my own imagery into the designs making them works of graphic art. Paper cut ornaments, ink brush lettering,  silk screen print, the xerox machine, collage and tempera on paper are favourite techniques I use in my own art direction.


MFA in Graphic Design and Illustration from Konstfack, Stockholm.