More info

Take a look

SEK 160.00/€16

Order now

The Book

“The Ordinary and The Odd” is the first book from artist and graphic designer, Swen Swensøn. Swensøn’s use of simple and minimilst illustrations, evoking playful and sometimes odd encounters is a pleasure for any viewer of his work. His style is instantly recognisable and each image conjures the imagination to create stories that can be both quirky and also calming.

The Artist

From idyllic landscapes and geometrical architecture to people and colourful animals – Swen’s motifs are pure and minimalistic, drawing the spectator’s attention to the tiniest details. Swensøn’s work can be found in a variety of publications and has been put on display across the globe.

Pinterest Board

Follow behind the scenes of the book.
Board coming soon!

Download a chapter

See the first pages of the book

Coming soon!

Tell a Friend

Share this book or tell a friend about it.
Thank you!

About the Book

What will you find inside The Ordinary and the Odd

In this book we see Swensøn encapsulate a variety of themes including: urban landscape, nature, transport and engineering and human life. Through subtle and peaceful tones, each image touches on a quiet moment that is perhaps contrasted with a surprising twist or sense of anticipation.

Graphic illustration is ever more present in our visual world and media. Characters and scenes depicted are relatable to a wide audience and Swensøn’s work is relates to our lives through recognisable content in his art, requiring us to stay still, consider the scene and reflect.

hardcover – 96 pages – matte paper
170x230mm – 1 kg – english
Isbn – 9789187815362

Swen Swenson

Swen Swenson

Swen Swenson is a freelance artist and graphic designer from Sweden but based in Germany. He captures the beauty that lies within ordinary situations, funny encounters and quiet moments when the world seems to stand still.


Francois Le Bled

Francois Le Bled

Publisher, marketer and cultural devourer, Francois’s main occupation is to read. When he does not read, he is also a big movie fan .. and reads about them. Francois curiosity about things and people are what motivates him to learn and now write.


Daniel Zachrisson

Daniel Zachrisson

Independent art director, designer and photographer, Daniel is passionate about all things visual, though considers music to be his main support in creating concepts, images and spaces.


Matt Porter

Matt Porter

A Yorkshireman living in London. Matt can often be found exploring his city (and beyond). He takes inspiration from different environments to develop his writing and creative work.


Want to sell this book?

Check out the book specification and download information sheet

Coming November 2018