The Spirit series from Carl Oscar focuses on life, the mind and our inner energy and power. The spirit illustrations, like our Wisdom series, are based on old Norse runes and the word “rune” means “wis-dom” or “secret”. Runic inscriptions are the oldest original documents in Swedish and were created sometime around 100 A.D. Today, we humans strive all the time for new, higher goals and constantly compare ourselves with others instead of daring to start from ourselves when we make our choices in life.
We are drawn into a wheel that rolls faster and faster and don’t take time to stop, enjoy the mo-ment, the peace and quietness. We must replenish energy and strength to be able to direct our inner forces to the right goal. Equally important is that we are generous and help our fellow human beings. So slow down, be in the present, and be inspired by the 2000-year- old Norse rune inscriptions, whose meanings and messages are more relevant today than ever before.
The pattern is related to the rune’s significance and made by the graphic designer Magdalena Lundkvist in a collaboration with Annika and Niclas at Carl Oscar.
Information about the pattern designs can be found here.
Information about the runics can be found here.