design poster keps killedesign poster pink lady
After we had put up a new wallpaper in our home-office I framed these posters, two of my favorite characters from our online shop with the frame Ribba, IKEA. The wallpaper is from IKEA´s latest limited edition collection.


Mugs and trays!

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Tina Backman pattern
Felt so great to finally see these products printed! I designed this pattern a while a ago for a client that decided they wanted to print it onto muggs and trays. So I made this composition and tadaaa here they are. Will have to try out the mug, so have to make myself a nice cup of fairtrade coffee now! Thanks ÖBO for a great collaboration. /Tina


Spring is here

swans Tysslingeswans

This is a sure sign of that spring has arrived to stay! Two or three thousands of swans get together and celebrate spring in Tysslinge every year around this time. Very fascinating and a very loud party.


Design books

design books

Found these old classics while clearing out a cupboard, remember I had some of my early work published in the book with the yellow cover called Iconography 1 and 2. The book There´s a spine showed all designstudents work from 2002, the year I was graduating from Central Saint Martins in London, – Oh my gosh, is that really 12 years ago??? The book at the bottom was a gift I received one summer while working as a coach for a group of design students for a summer-designoffice initiated by SVID.


From Sweden

Recently I was working on a set of twelve illustrations for a new calendar for 2015. I guess it will be out in bookstores around Sweden in the end of 2014, a great collaboration with a lovely client! Below is a sneak peak of one of the images that will be in it. All pictures feel very Swedish and reflect things I´ve picked up from the different seasons. Can´t wait to see it printed!Sweden by Tina Backman


Hej & välkommen!
Illustratören och formgivaren Tina Backman varvar mönster och illustrations uppdrag med föreläsning och designrådgivning. Tinas egna produkter finns att köpa i butiker både i Sverige, Japan och USA. Vi är glada att höra ifrån dig, så skicka gärna en rad på:

Hello & welcome!
Illustrator and designer Tina Backman, based in Sweden does illustration work and surface pattern designs on commission. She also do design consulting, workshops and talks on design. We are always happy to hear from you! Please drop us a mail at;

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New collaboration
We proudly present our new collaboration with Åry Trays, a collection of ecofriendly trays, made in Sweden with Scandinavian birch wood, design by Tina Backman.

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