Björn Landström (left) supervising the construction of his boat Antilia.
Björn Olof August Landström (21 April 1917, in Kuopio, Finland – 7 January 2002, in Helsinki) was a Swedish-speakingFinnish artist, writer, graphic designer, illustrator and researcher. He also staged and directed the theater.
In 1961 he became internationally famous with his book The Ship, which was translated into several languages. Other notable works are Ships of the Pharaohs: 4000 Years of Egyptian Shipbuilding (1970), and The Royal Warship Vasa (1980).