Let self-love rule
Monki × Camilla Engström
We teamed up with illustrator Camilla Engström to create some tees on self-love, cuz we think it’s pretty important. The tees feature Camilla’s character Husa in four scenarios that many can identify with. Acting like the boost we all need, Husa is a reminder that proudly takes space by doing want she wants, refusing to stress over societal norms and loving herself wholly.
We also did a little interview with Camilla to get the low-down on self-love, confidence and the little pink girl called Husa.
Q: What’s it like to be a European artist in New York?
A: I think New York is such a mix of people from everywhere that I don't think about it too much. But I definitely feel more quiet and reserved than most people.
Q: What do you try to communicate when you draw?
A: I just try to draw how it feels inside. I try to not involve my brain too much.
Q: Did you always want to be an artist?
A: Oh God no. I never thought I was talented enough or intellectual enough. I also thought that being an artist meant to be depressed and broke all the time.
Q: Where did Husa come from?
A: Husa was a reaction against having to draw fashion figures in my previous jobs.
Q: When did you start drawing her?
A: About two years ago.
Q: Which is your favourite Husa illustration?
A: I love the ones where she's just weirdly occupying space or one where's she's standing inside a condom having an insecure moment thinking the world wants her to stay in there.
Q: What does Husa mean to you?
A: She's my best friend. She’s the weirdness inside me.
Q: What’s the best way anyone has described her?
A: That she's funny!