Mia Nilsson – Lässugen on UR

Mia Nilsson – Lässugen on UR

April 2014

Mia Nilsson is one of the talented authors to be read aloud in the new series “Lässugen” (Eager to Read) produced by UR, the Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company. This week Nour El-Refai read Mia Nilsson’s debut title ”Hugo” – a story about a misunderstood crocodile.

The series consists of a well-known mix of actors and artists, stories from talented authors and a resourceful six year old girl named Amanda, and aims to inspire parents to read aloud to their children. Amongst the narrators you’ll also meet Eva Röse, Leif Andrée and many more.

To see Nour El-Refai read Hugo, click here!

Sac Magique – Random

March 2014

This animated promo was produced by Sac Magique in collaboration with Anima Boutique for iPad app Random. This is what the app is all about, in the words of the creators:

“Random is an anonymous portal for finding the unexpected. One thing leading to another. Never showing the same thing twice. Powered by machine learning that adapts to your interests. A combination of relevance and surprise.”

Jenny Bowers – Little Tree

Jenny Bowers – Little Tree

March 2014

Jenny Bowers just released her book Little Tree!

Watch a tiny seed grow through the seasons into a fine pear tree with this beautifully-presented book. The book features over 20 lift flaps to discover hidden creatures and learn new words.

Available here.

Dennis Eriksson – Fråga kultureliten

March 2014

‘Fråga kultureliten’ is a TV show where Swedish personalities in culture are asked questions regarding everything cultural, such as art, life and death. Portrait genius Dennis Eriksson illustrated the intro for the show.

Does this seem like something up your alley? ‘Fråga kultureliten’ airs Tuesdays on Swedish Public Service channel SVT2.

Sac Magique – Pollen

Sac Magique – Pollen

March 2014

Sac Magique designed this sleeve for Australian indie rockers Pollen and their LP Our Frozen Sea. Available on limited edition 180 gsm vinyl here.

Light Sleeper, Heavy Dreamer – Karl Grandin

Light Sleeper, Heavy Dreamer – Karl Grandin

March 2014

The exhibition “Light Sleeper, Heavy Dreamer”, by Karl Grandin of Vår, is premiered today 20th of March at Taverna Brillo in Stockholm. It starts with a preview tonight between 6 pm – 8 pm at the exhibition space ’Växthuset’ at Taverna Brillo. The exhibition will be open until end of April.

“The remodeled RAF neon sculpture ‘Light Sleeper, Heavy Dreamer’, which lends its title to the exhibition, can be seen as an ironic expression of how the thrust of revolutionary movements has become absorbed by popular culture and commodified as images of dissent. Here, advertising is exposed as the ultimate example of a leveling tolerance that incorporates any gesture of dissent in the homogenization and commodification of culture.” says curator Nathalie Åhbeck, read more here.

Al Murphy in Urban Graphic

Al Murphy in Urban Graphic

March 2014

Curious about Al Murphy? Read the interview in Urban Graphic here!

Dennis Eriksson – Svenska Turistföreningen

Dennis Eriksson – Svenska Turistföreningen

February 2014

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.

Olaf Hajek – Swatch

Olaf Hajek – Swatch

February 2014

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.

Marcus Oakley – Afternoon Tea

Marcus Oakley – Afternoon Tea

February 2014

Marcus Oakley has collaborated with Japanese brand Afternoon Tea to create a bag collection in vibrant colors. Want one for yourself? The bags are available here.

Petra Börner – Penguin Books

February 2014

“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.

Cover illustrations by Petra Börner for Penguin Books.

Read the behind the scenes interview with Petra Börner and the art director Isabelle de Cat here.

Dennis Eriksson – Café Magazine

February 2014

Can Zlatan Ibrahimovic become the best football player in the world? In the February issue the Swedish men’s magazine Café explain why PSG could be the winner of Champions League this spring. Illustrations by Dennis Eriksson.

Vår – Omnipollo

February 2014

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.

Eva Hjelte – AnnaBelle Trend issue

Eva Hjelte – AnnaBelle Trend issue

February 2014

Eva Hjelte illustrated the 2014 Trend report for the latest issue of AnnaBelle. Grab this Swiss fashion magazine to get an insight on how to catch the streetstyle photographer’s attention.

Sac Magique – Prints

February 2014

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?

Dennis Eriksson – Party cards

February 2014

Dennis Eriksson‘s party cards are here!
The table place cards for kids’ birthday parties as well as theme parties, corporate parties and other festivities.
Available in Woo Shop at Hökens gata 8, Stockholm and soon on woo-shop.se.

Sue Doeksen – Eye Amsterdam

Sue Doeksen – Eye Amsterdam

February 2014

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!

Tyra von Zweigbergk – The Sweptaways Song Book

Tyra von Zweigbergk – The Sweptaways Song Book

February 2014

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.

Gustav Dejert – Dagens Næringsliv

Gustav Dejert – Dagens Næringsliv

February 2014

Are you hiding your beloved pulp literature behind classy and intellectual novels? Can you find these guilty pleasures in Gustav Dejert‘s illustration for the Norwegian Dagens Nærlingsliv?

Marcus Oakley – Cutting boards

Marcus Oakley – Cutting boards

February 2014

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.