We’d like to thank Tank Design in Tromsø for inviting Big Active’s Gerard Saint to speak at their ‘Design vs Music’ event at the 11th Annual Insomnia Festival. Billed as a weekend of ‘Music, Movement + New Ideas’ Norway’s most northerly city also played host to the Nordic Electronic Music Convention, and live music by artists and DJ’s including Gus Gus, F.A.C.E. and Hanne Kolstø and local boys Röyksopp.
Photo courtesy of Tank Design
Vania Zouravliov was commissioned by Mondo and HBO to create this poster for the cult series Game of Thrones. Launched earlier this year at Comic-Con in San Diego, the poster was screenprinted in an edition of 330 and sold out immediately.
Siggi Eggertsson made a video-flyer for his upcoming exhibition at IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) in Madrid, Spain. The show opens on 18th October and we’ll post more about it closer to the time. In the meantime, watch Siggi’s moody trailer above, and watch out for the flying dog.
Just opened by Parra is Kind Regrets, his third exhibition with Los Angeles-based HVW8 Gallery. The show features a selection of all-new work, including acrylic paintings and pen drawings, and is his first work on display since the close of his San Francisco MoMA commission in July. The exhibition runs until 11th November. For more information, visit the gallery’s site here.
Mat Maitland has created a new set of illustrations for British fashion magazine Volt Café, featuring clothing from Alex Mattsson’s S/S13 collection. The series of futuristic neon-infused pin-ups feature portraits by photographer Daniel Thomas Smith with styling by Justine Josephs. See more from the series and Mat’s latest editorial work here.
Parra has just released a new collection of his Rockwell clothing line over at rockwellbyparra.com. There’s all-new tshirts and sweaters, as well as umbrellas and a screenprinted deck – perfect for those kickflips in the rain.
Siggi Eggertsson has spent much of the past few months creating an ongoing series of interior and exterior landscapes of his native Iceland. Commissioned by the the bank Landsbankinn, Siggi has managed to create a refined and evocative series based on Iceland’s drastic natural features, as well as its harbours, cities, skies and, secreted away, its people. You can see the entire series so far here.
Klaus Haapaniemi recently teamed up with The Friends of Finnish Handicraft to create a rug that closely follows the traditions of Finnish textile art. The society was set up in 1879 and aims to foster Finnish craft techniques as well as working with contemporary craft practitioners.
For the collaboration with Klaus, the society created a traditional rug based on a large-scale print first exhibition by Klaus as part of his first solo exhibition in Seoul, Korea. The traditional rya weaving technique, which dates from the 9th century, was used to create Klaus’ pattern, with the eight metre square rug taking nine weeks for the two weavers to create.
Kam Tang was recently invited by Herman Miller to create a poster celebrating a product from their illustrious past. Kam’s poster of the Aeron chair formed part of Herman Miller’s Then x Ten exhibition, which saw his poster and those of nine other leading image-makers (including Big Active’s Geneviève Gauckler) placed alongside ten historical posters selected by Herman Miller’s Creative Director, Steve Frykholm. Kam’s poster joins a selection of other recent work in an update of his portfolio.