This weekend is the last chance to see the exhibition Swedish Fashion Design 2000-2015 att Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum in Stockholm. Stina Wirsén is showing fashion illustration from the same period in the Haute Couture room, 4th floor.
Friday 29/8: 11am-7PM
Saturday 30/8: 11AM-5PM
Sunday 31/8: 11AM-5PM
Tulipaqs exhibition at Riche in Stockholm, Thursday 28th August at 17PM. Be there!
Björn Atldax’s exhibition at Riche is made up of 14 sculptures called Tupilaqs. In Greenlandic Inuit traditions, a Tupilak was an avenging monster made by shamans using various animal parts – bone, skin, hair, sinew, etc. The creature was given life by ritualistic chants. It was then placed into the sea to seek and destroy a specific enemy.
Put together from animal remains Atldax has found in the forest and other places these sculptures embody dark and humorous totemic figures, like diabolical pets or miniature Frankenstein’s Monsters. At Riche the effigies are displayed in glass vitrines piled one upon the other like a pagan pyre. Each is identified with its title in a brass display in the style of categorization in a Natural History Museum or Cabinet of Curiosities. Here the titles are the names of the artist’s and the Tupilaq’s intended victims – from an old school teacher, to a local politician, to more historical figures.
Originating in a strong interest in the work of writers and artists like H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton-Smith and Hieronymus Bosch, Atldax has long engaged in the bizarre, unorthodox and distasteful. Examining themes around myths, religion and politics he has made typefaces from bones, coloured T-shirts in pigs blood, covered a jacket in cured ham amongst other things.
Björn Atldax was born in Stockholm in 1973. He has worked as an artist, illustrator and graphic designer since 1996, both solo and as one half of Vår together with Karl Grandin. Atldax was one of the small group that started the Cheap Monday Jeans Brand in 2004. He graduated Beckmans School of Design 1999. Björn Atldax and Grandin designed and built the toilets in Lilla Baren, Riche and have designed the posters for the Summer Clubs at Riche since 2003.
/Ben Loveless, Stockholm, Augusti 2014.
Gustav Dejert was commissioned by Göteborgskex to make cookie monsters for their Brago cracker packages. There’s crackers for every occasion and hungry kid; number crackers for the mathematical kid, letters for the book worm and crackers in the shape of farm habitants for the animal loving child! You can now find them in your nearest grocery store.
During the summer of 2013, people who travelled with train operator SJ were asked to contribute with their best “green” spots in Sweden. The result was this book, Lilla Gröna (The Green Guide), filled with restaurants, cafés, hotels, shops etcetera, all with an environmentally green profile. You can read the guide here. All illustrations in the guide by Eva Hjelte.
Agency: Nordiska Tidningsbolaget
Mia Nilsson is working on a new project, interpreting girls wearing different fashion brands; Minimarket, Burberry Prorsum and Miu Miu.
“Guide for women over 50″ and “Guide for men over 50″ are two awesome guide books about the fantastic life after you’ve had your 50th birthday. The books are filled with Sue Doeksen’s illustrations as well as interviews, news and insights on the decade known as the best time of your life.
Authors: Rietje Krijnen & Henny de Vos
Sven Harry’s Konstmuseum in Stockholm is showing Swedish Fashion 2000-2015 from 23rd May – 31st August. If you are in Stockholm this summer, don’t miss out on this opportunity! You can see creations from Acne, Rodebjer, Nakkna, Bea Szenfeld, Ann-Sofie Back and Cheap Monday among many other. As the icing on the cake you can also enjoy fashion sketches from the same period by Stina Wirsén. Many of them made for the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.