Josefine Aspvik’s Celebration of Unconventional Queer Beauties through Illustration

“My characters were born mainly due to the prejudice many of my queer friends and I have suffered because of the stereotypical gender norms of society, and therefore I’d now like to showcase just how beautiful we can be without them.” – Josefine Aspvik

JOSEFINE ASPVIK
Josefine Aspvik

Pride month is finally here, and we’re kicking it off by bringing you one of our favorite illustrators. She’s only 24, but Josefine Aspvik‘s aestethic is firmly established as a badass, unapologetically queer invitation for folks to question the heteronormative construst, gender presentation and beauty standards – while owning their power! Read more about Josefine Aspvik’s work in their own words while checking out some of their work below, and make sure to follow them over on Instagram.

All artwork by Josefine Aspvik

JOSEFINE ASPVIK

My name is Josefine Aspvik, 24, (she/they) and I’m a Berlin-based queer illustrator from Finland. I have created an illustrational platform to celebrate unconventional queer beauties in an effort to bring awareness to – and break – the toxic world of norms, gender roles and beauty standards, as well as hopefully normalizing mental health issues. 

JOSEFINE ASPVIK

I moved to Berlin in 2015 to study illustration design and started off drawing colourless comics with rough lines, which was quite a reflection of my life at the time. Now my illustrations have evolved into an excess of colour and detail which is exactly what I wanted. 

I’m very inspired by experimental clothing designers who make sure not to gender their clothing and people who wear their jewelry in an unconventional way.

My characters were born mainly due to the prejudice many of my queer friends and I have suffered because of the stereotypical gender norms of society, and therefore I’d now like to showcase just how beautiful we can be without them.
– Josefine Aspvik –

…and there’s way more where that came from! We know there are big things ahead for Josefine Aspvik, so make sure you’re following them on Instagram so you’re always the first to know!

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