We recently took part in a the lovely project Secret 7” – a fundraising project combining music and art for a good cause.
We designed a piece for Nick Drake’s song Rider on the Wheel. The image is composed of layers of marbling, which were hand done in collaboration Jody Barton.
With seven tracks from seven bands and artists (including names like Nick Drake and Elton John) 700 vinyls were pressed, and creatives from around the world were invited to do artwork for one of these seven tracks, resulting in 700 one-of-a-kind sleeves for every song.
All the covers were exhibited for a week, and on Record Store Day (April 20th ) they were made available for purchase. All profits went to Art Against Knives to help fund creative initiatives around London.
We just got back from an amazing trip to UK and Ireland… this is as close as we get to going on tour! We first visited London where our American agency Hugo & Marie have set up a group show called Being Dreaming at KK Outlet. The show presents a collection of works from the Hugo & Marie roster, including MVM, Mario Hugo, Merijn Hos, Santtu Mustonen, Kustaa Saksi and Tom Darracott, who we had the pleasure of meeting at the pre-show dinner, where we also did a Pecha Kucha talk at the gallery, which was a lot of fun. We also finally met Masha and Jennifer from Hugo & Marie – and we even got to meet Jennifers amazing mom!
The show opened on April 4th and will run until April 27th. If you are in London, do visit.
After this we traveled to Dublin to talk at the Offset festival, which was a huge experience. Thank you to everyone who came, and thank you for the overwhelming response we received.
We are now back in Copenhagen trying to get settled in our new studio that we moved to only last week. We are busy scheming a huge shelving system that we want to build!
At the pre-show dinner at KK Outlet. This is our new tapestry made specially for the show.
Our new Studio!
We will be screening Efterklang & Andreas Koefoed’s documentary The Ghost of Piramida at our studio on February 22nd. If you’d like to come, follow this link to find our screening and click attend! :–) There are only 10 spaces available. It will be a combined Friday bar and film screening, so bring a bottle of something, and perhaps a cushion, and we will provide snacks! We’ll show the film with a projector.
The Piramida Concerts in which Efterklang have played with symphony orchestras across Europe and in New York have almost come to an end! We found out that there are all these amazing photos from the shows online. Here is a little selection – we especially chose some that show good views of our hanging stage elements and the visual projections we did for this tour.
This one, by Judith Dekker, is from Efterklang’s show in Brussels
And this photo from the Barbican show in London is by Erik Sellgren
Here are a few by Ruth Arnold from Efterklang’s show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
And here’s another one from Brussels, from Efterklang’s own flickr page.
Last week, just as the cold grey weather was beginning to take over, we were lucky to be invited to speak at the Get Set Design Festival in Porto, Portugal. So we flew down a couple of days ago and presented our work at the Cinema Trindade, a very interesting cinema space that was closed down ten years ago, and has recently been re-opened to host occasional cultural events. We had a fantastic little trip, and it was especially fun and inspiring to meet the other designers who also guested the Festival and hear about their work, among others Shape Your Head, Ivan Bravo and Lucas Gutierrez. We even found out that we have a fan in Porto, and we got to give our first autographs! (outside of China…) :-D
If we ever move to Porto we are going to have a studio in this building. It’s very nice! All it needs is a roof.
We are having a Christmas Market at Old Mate this Saturday from 13-17 together with Jody Barton and Rasmus from Efterklang. Drop buy and find your Christmas presents here, there’ll be lots of good deals! And enjoy some coffee and cake too.
We’ll be selling this new wrapping paper (498 x 631 mm) and a new A2 poster – among lots of other things + an A2 calendar as well!
Groove Magazine in Germany, writes that Efterklang’s Magic Chairs cover is one of the ten best covers of 2010. Thank you Groove Magazine!
Sorry for the long silence. We are now back in business after several months of part time working, part time traveling and raising new family members! Sofie got a puppy a couple of months ago, called Yuki. She is the cutest dog ever, but also quite a bit of work until she is a grownup dog, so that’s been taking up a lot of time. Meanwhile Nan Na has been on several tours with Efterklang. From Memphis to New York, followed by Iceland airwaves and a short trip to Berlin to decorate Efterklang’s new studio.
This is for the people in Copenhagen:
Lørdag d. 14. august holder vi gårdloppemarked sammen med Retrosales og Din Nye Ven + venner og naboer, ved vores værksted i Sankt Peders Stræde 47. Vi vil bl.a. sælge plakater, t-shirts og muleposer + vores egne lopper. Vi håber at ser jer!