Posted by HvassHannibal on January 18th 2013 in Work in progress
In December we had the pleasure of working for 2 days in Bjarne Agerbo’s atelier in the outskirts of Copenhagen. Bjarne has a wonderful little studio in his villa, where every little thing has its place. It really made us want to do a studio make over!
Bjarne helped us create 5 new photogravure prints that will be available in our shop very soon.
Nan Na inspecting the work…
The exhibition Edge – 15 Statements, at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Architecture and Design, is closing soon on November 25th. If you are in Copenhagen and haven’t seen it yet, you should go and have a look, there are many very interesting projects to see.
We exhibited our work for Efterklang’s Piramida Concerts: concert visuals, stage design and also the Piramida cover artwork. This was a nice chance to show a lot of the process behind the work, and we’d love to share it with you.
We spent most of today preparing the stage elements for Efterklang’s show at the Royal Academy of Music’s Concert Hall October 9th and 10th. It is perhaps one of the most beautiful spaces in Copenhagen, and a very nice place to spend time in. Here are some work-in-progress photos – we got to crawl around under the ceiling, hanging our striped wooden sticks from small holes, with very nice views from above.
And here’s our amazing intern Bettina!
Back when we did a blog post about our cover for Japanese band number0, we wrote that we’d soon put up some process photos showing how we made it – which, in the mean time, we completely forgot! We just remembered, so here are some photos of how we created the artwork by combining fabric, glass and spray paint in layered images.
And here’s what the final artwork looked like:
Today Rumraket is Releasing Canon Blue’s album Rumspringa in Scandinavia, so for this occasion we bring you a few making-of photos! And some photos of the package. Read more about the Release on Efterklang’s website, or on Rumraket, where you can purchase a copy of the CD. Also see canonblue.com.
Nan Na has come home after 3 fantastic months in Portland (you can see her travel blog here), and we will slowly be resuming work and also enjoying a bit of summer holidays over the next month. This month we are working on an exiting collaboration with Dark Matters, an interactive stage design setup for Trailerpark Festival later this summer. Lasse and Rune (Dark Matters) and Yoke have done some really cool programming for this, and it already looks like the result will be pretty amazing with fun interaction!
Yesterday we built a model of the setup and we will all start experimenting with textures over the next days.
Happy New Year!
After lovely holidays to the countryside in Denmark, Sweden and Lisbon over Christmas and New Years, we have now resumed work again at full speed!
Last Friday our friend Brian Buchard took studio photographs of some work we have been busy preparing for Canon Blue’s upcoming album that will be released later this year. We are now in the process of finishing the artwork and layouting the cover. More to come soon!
The album is absolutely brilliant, so look forward to hearing it when it’s out later this year.
Check out Canon Blue’s previous work here.
We’re back! Well almost… As of Monday we will resume work behind our desks at the studio, after a lovely month of sunshine and holidays. In the mean time we have designed a bit of stage decoration for the Trailerpark Festival, which is beginning tonight! Don’t miss it – there will be lots and lots of fantastic bands playing and beautiful artwork and sculptures to see. Hope to meet you there!
Our stage design is a forest of abstract shapes made of wood, painted white on the top and different colours on the back. With the white side up, it’ll be possible to project visuals on the shapes, while hopefully the colours on the back will create interesting effects when lit from beneath.
Bo Benzon from Arkitekturministeriet is the technical mastermind behind the wood construction, and thanks to happy helpers at the festival it was possible to paint all 67 shapes in 2 days…
Looking forward to see how it looks when all the shapes are up! Photos by Rasmus Stolberg
We are currently busy working with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, creating some accessories that they can wear at their shows and concerts, and also some decorative elements for the stage. We have worked with the orchestra before, when they performed with Efterklang in 2008. Back then we designed costumes for the band, and did stage design as well.
We initially started experimenting with rope in all sizes and colours, tying hundreds of knots and monkey fists, but we have now settled for a more discrete and subtle look with elements of spraypainted wood and plexiglas. We have to be done before we leave for China on Friday, which leaves little time for packing suitcases, let alone preparing a workshop for 80 students. So we are kind of busy here… but in a good way!
For now here’s a photo of our desktop at the studio.
On another note, if there’s anything you would be interested in seeing more of on our blog, please leave a comment or send us a mail. Blogging is relatively new to us, so any feedback would be great.
Art Stars is a project initiated by Ralph Lauren, where 50 up and coming contemporary artists from around the world have been commissioned to create artwork on big stars made out of wooden frames and denim. We decorated a star measuring 150 x 150 cm which almost didn’t even fit through the tiny door to our studio (where less than tall men usually bump their heads the first time they come for a visit).
Here are some pictures of the process as well as a picture from the fashion store Storm in Copenhagen, where the star was exhibited. Later all the stars will get together in London for a big show and then they will be auctioned off for charity.