Björn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Reuss in front of the Abba logo, designed by Rune Söderqvist. Photo: Mark Earthy/TT

Creator of Abba logo dies

Rune Söderqvist, the man that designed the iconic Abba logo and also designed several album covers for the world-famous Swedish group, has died aged 79.

He was also responsible for set-design on the band's second international tour, and now indirectly for the design for the Polar Music Prize.

His first job for the band was the cover for the Swedish edition of the band's first Greatest Hits compilation, before coming up with the now iconic logo for band, which includes the "back-to-front B". He was also responsible for the famous photo-shoot for the Arrival album, featuring the band in a helicopter.

He also worked as a art director, graphic designer, illustrator and in advertising.

He died after a brief period of illness, according to the official Abba Facebook account.

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