Each year since 1886, the Swedish Tourist Association (STF) has published an annual book with different themes to inspire Swedes and international travelers to visit Sweden. After 128 books STF has decided that the 2013 book was the last yearbook to be published. They have now released an anthology including selected pieces from each decennium with illustrations by Dennis Eriksson.
In 1983 the Swiss watch maker Swatch revolutionised the market with their playful and affordable plastic watches. They have ever since been collaborated with many artists. On the 20th March 2014, two limited edition watches The Flowerhead and Nature Man will be launch, designed by Olaf Hajek. Only 888 pieces of the new collection are available.
“Legends from the Ancient North” are five classics of Norse literature that inspired J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic vision in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Reading them brings us as close as we will ever get to the magical worlds of the Vikings and the origins of their twentieth-century counterpart: Tolkien’s Middle Earth.
Read the behind the scenes interview with Petra Börner and the art director Isabelle de Cat here.
3 years of the multi-award winning brewery Omnipollo was celabrated with the limited edition India Pale Ale GONE. All the bottles were sold out in one day!!! Yes, you should definately keep an eye out for Omnipollo the next time you go to a bar or restaurant or even Systembolaget. Nebuchadnezzar, an imperial IPA, was awarded a gold medal and Best of Show at the Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2012. The pale ale Mazarin was awarded gold at the same festival 2013. A glass designed by A-B-C was created for use when drinking Leon. Logotypes and graphic design by Karl Grandin of Vår.
Need to add some color to a dull wall somewhere? No worries, Sac Magiques screen and block prints are available here, all in variating editions. Though the ‘Parp’ prints are in the strictest sense not an edition as each one is unique. The ink has been applied extremely thickly to achieve a sloppy almost painterly effect and the prints take 3 months to dry. Ain’t that something?
For the yearly International animation festival KLIK!, Sue Doeksen made two mobiles inspired by Cartoon Modern – a style of animation that evolved in the 50′s as a reaction to the sweet and soft animation world of Walt Disney. She made two Intergalactic space mobiles also using 50′s design shapes and patterns. The mobiles are over 6 meters large!
The Sweptaways are 20 women singing choir pop songs, dressed in colour coordinated costumes. The Stockholm-based choir was formed in 2003 and has collaborated with numerous artists.
The choir have now released a The Sweptaways Song Book! A book full of the groups’ song texts, notes and pictures from the 10 years of singing together. Book design and illustrations by Tyra von Zweigbergk.
The Sweptaways Song Book is available at Woo Shop on Hökens gata 8 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Publishing company: Ooh Aah Records & Publishing.
Cut the crap! Throw away your old plastic cutting board – The Marcus Oakley wooden cutting boards are now available in new motives with two legendary bands. Choose between The Beach Boys and Fleetwood Mac, or be wild and crazy and get them both!
Available at Woo Shop on Hökens gata 8 in Stockholm, Sweden or online at woo-shop.se.
Choosing high school can be difficult. The city of Stockholm has dedicated a whole website only for the purpose of giving information about the educations. Vår was commissioned to create a dozen of playful characters to guide the teenagers and their parents through all the choices.
Agency: Brand Emotional Response Group