We just got back from Helsinki where we attended the Marimekko fashion show for the A/W 2012 collection for which we did a print that opened the show!
We LOVE Marimekko, so we are really happy that we got invited to design this print for them. It was so nice to meet all the cool women involved in designing the collection, led by Noora Niinikoski. They were all wearing beautiful colorful dresses, just as you would imagine.
Our print is called Kaiaka, which means ‘Shadowed Sea’ in Hawaiian. There is a shirt, a skirt and a dress – we will be posting more photos soon, but for now here are a couple of pictures we took after the show.
Here’s a model wearing our print.
And this is the lovely Mai Ohta, who designed the dress, shirt and skirt with our print.
Here’s another book cover. It’s for a heartwarming project called Ordskælv initiated by Hyggefactory’s Karen Siercke, our friend and studio mate. The book is a collection of essays written by 13-21 year-olds who have all experienced the loss of a parent. Through workshops every week since September 2011 the young writers have received guidance from professional authors and journalists, and the result is a handful of beautiful and touching stories. The essays are all illustrated by established artists, including names like Michael Kvium, Bjørn Nørgaard, Jakob Tolstrup, Anne Werner and HuskMitNavn.
We have relocated to the countryside on the island of Als, and set up a temporary work station at Bent and Doddi Stolbergs beautiful country home. But we’ll be back in town soon!
We have added two prints to the collection on our webshop!
We just did two lectures at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Design today. Thank you to Morten Noer and Annemette Lichtenberg for having us! One of the talks was for a seminar about the Culture Night poster competition. We got to meet Finn Nygaard and Niklaus Troxler, who also lectured, and both had such an inspiring and huge body of work.
Finn Nygaard did colour setting and identity for a Danish Airline company – how amazing is that!!
And Niklaus Troxler showed us many beautiful music posters