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!
We just returned from an amazing Roskilde Festival! It has been 4 days of fantastic music, friends, fun times, sunshine, camping and dancing. Both Efterklang and Turboweekend played at the festival, both were brilliant as usual, and the audience loved them. We also got to spend some time with the National, who played an amazing show too – and it was very nice to meet Bryce and Padma again, who are also members of the band Clogs, that we have recently created artwork for.
It’s July, the sun is shining, and our basement studio is far too dark to spend time in right now. So we have decided to take the month off, which means we will be away until the beginning of August. This also means that there probably won’t be much activity on the blog until we are back.
Have a great summer!
Drawing by Trine Natskår, who just moved into our office.
There are a couple of newcomers to our little office in Copenhagen. Sofie’s brother Frederik Hannibal moved in about a month ago, and a few weeks Trine Natskår joined us as well. Frederik is a programmer, you can see what he does here. Trine is a designer and illustrator, and you can visit her flickr page to see more of her work.
Today we had a visit from Jo Davies, co-founder of the British magazine Varoom. She is currently working on a book called ‘Making great illustration’ and is flying around the world visiting illustrators of all ages and nationalities. We had a talk with her about our work and she brought us our favourite tea from England, the darkest and most delicious of them all: Yorkshire Tea. Thanks Jo!
Not too many updates from us lately… But we are working hard on some very special projects, even in the weekends (like right now for instance). Fortunately this little fellow came by for a visit, his name is Tao and he came all the way from Berlin.
(Sorry, this is for the Danes)
I en hyggelig lille kælder midt i Pisserenden ligger Mit Nye Hjem. Kontorfællesskabet i Sankt Peders Stræde beboes af designere og andre kreative. Lige nu er vi 5 og vi mangler en 6. person til at leje en plads.
Som navnet tilsiger, bruger vi meget tid på kontoret, og det er vigtig for os at det er et sted hvor man både kan arbejde hårdt og have det hyggeligt og sjovt. Også når arbejdsdagen er over!
Pladsen er ledig fra 1. april. For priser og spørgsmål, samt en kort ansøgning, skriv til info [at] hvasshannibal [dot] dk
The release of Magic Chairs is very near, and Efterklang are throwing a release party at Global in Copenhagen. Come by and celebrate with them, and with us! There will be live concerts with Frederik Teige, Peter & Heather Broderick and Slaraffenland!
February 18th at Global (near Skt. Hans Torv) from 20 – 01.
Gavin Lucas from Creative Review was kind to include our two latest album covers – Magic Chairs by Efterklang, and The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton by Clogs – in his CR Blog post “Record sleeves of the month”. Here you can also see some lovely cover design by Sawdust, Hendrik Weber, Nick Gill and Daley Walton. (Wonder if Daley is related to Lady Walton?)
About a year ago we got an email from a famous English artist. He said he was moving to Denmark, and so he wanted to come round our studio to talk about illustration. We invited him over for a chat and a cup of tea and we thought it would be a one time thing, but the next day he was back! And the next day… and the day after that too! Before long he would come over unannounced at all times of the day, especially around afternoon cake time. We call him Kramer, but his real name is Jody Barton, and apart from being an amazing artist, he is really funny and charming. He quickly become a very dear friend of ours, but sadly he doesn’t come round quite as often as he used to, because he has found himself a studio of his own in Copenhagen. You might know his work from the cover artwork of Phoenix’s latest album, or from his weird and mad stories about Embryo Boy… Have a look at his work here