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Astrid Lindgren Exhibit

JULY 19, 2007
After taking her tame little friends Annika and Tommy to the circus, Pippi proves that she is even stronger than The Mighty Adolph!
A month ago I received some SPAM from Illustrakids to submit an illustration for an exhibit about Astrid Lindgren the Swedish author and creator of "Pippi Longstocking". Maybe some of you got the email too. Anyway, it seemed legitimate and I was intrigued and took it on a challenge to create an illustration based on the iconic Pippi.
The exhibit will be held in Cagliari, Sardegna, Italy in August 8-22 and is part of a broader  celebration of Lindgren's 100th birthday observation.
My illustration is 20 x 20 cm  and was created with Freehand and Photoshop. The type used is Hoefler Champion (various weights).
detail of Pippi and her marvelous braids.
Pippi's full name is Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Efraim's Daughter Longstocking (Swedish: Pippilotta Viktualia Rullgardina Krusmynta Efraimsdotter Långstrump) --Wikipedia
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