"Two artists have been involved in the making of this year’s diploma, illustrator Maria Jönsson
and calligraphist Marianne Pettersson-Soold. There´s much work and thoughts behind every diploma.
– At Griselda’s home” (working title on the diploma) became an illustration inspired primarily
by Isol’s books Numeralia and Beautiful Griselda, says Maria Jönsson. In Griselda,
heads are falling in large quantities, because of Princess Griselda´s beauty, so I thought it was a good idea
that some of Astrid Lindgren´s characters - Emil, Båtsman, Karlsson on the roof, Katla,
Simon Small and others – became “emblems” at the home of Griselda.
– It was tremendous fun and inspiring to illustrate the diploma
even if my pen and brush trembled on a number of occasions."