Danish brands: Michelle Carlslund Illustration

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen a picture of a super cute Michelle Carlslund print recently. I first came across her work when I saw some posters and prints at the Finderskeepers pop-up store earlier this year, where I also purchased the “Don’t forget to kiss” print.

Photo via michellecarlslund.com


The talented young Danish designer aims to create playful, warm, and nostalgic designs, and I for one am completely in love with her cute and quirky characters and the generally whimsical feeling about her artwork. Michelle’s process includes designs that are cut and glued, others are ink drawings or use watercolors. Some of the recurring motifs include sailors and nautical scenes as well as animals, like a tiger or an incredibly adorable bear.

Photo via michellecarlslund.com


One thing I especially like is that all of her posters are printed on eco-friendly stone paper, which is made from limestone. The production uses no water, trees or bleach, and releases only half as much CO2 as conventional paper production.

You can find Michelle Carlslund’s prints in a number of stores around Copenhagen, including at Magasin (here’s a store locator) as well as in her web shop or via Etsy. In her store, you’ll also find the cutest printed tote bags!

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Side note: “Bee keeping for dummies“?! I’m dying! This is too cute!!!

Photo via michellecarlslund.com


I’m sure over time many more of her prints will be making their way into my home. I completely fell in love with that bear, and I’m a sucker for anything nautical, so there will be tough choices to make!

What do you think about Michelle’s designs? Which one is your favorite?