Escape to the garden
Kristin has worked with graphic design and illustration since 2012. During her intensive work with the children's book Kattvinden, for which she also received the Swedish Book Art prize 2018, she spent five months in front of a computer. It made her realize that she needed something outside her work as an illustrator, something that involved physical movement. She recently ended her first year as an undergraduate in gardening at Gothenburg University. Her interest in nature and plants can also be seen in her work for Nordstedts and the cookbook Den nya husmanskosten by Paul Svensson.
– I really feel that I want to work with illustration and book design, and I will definitely keep doing that in the future. But spending so much time in front of a computer didn't do me any good. I also own a small cottage from the 18th century, with a nonperforming garden, so I felt that I needed more knowledge about gardening in my life, says Kristin Lidström.