Time Pantala is the criticism of the accuracy, bureaucracy and impatience of the system. As a brand of revindicative character, its values are expressed through denial and parodying all those ordinary objects which govern us.
‘There is no time without movement’: that’s the premise from which a brand creates its product. A watch without hands, solid and static, made out of mechanical volumes.
The graphics on rolling paper packets used to be totally decorative. Tropical landscapes, animals, and characters were often pictured, and the letterings were full of ornaments and detail. However this expressional medium has been replaced by set commercial imagery, with defined commercial targets and a clear business objective.
This rolling paper packaging collection offers a confrontation between those two distinct aspects of graphic design, on the one hand functionalism carried to extreme lengths, on the other a moredecorative and ornamental aspect.
Collaboration: Carole Haage
Thanks to: Jan Tholenaar, Cees W. de Jong and Alston W. Purvis for their compilation work.
Visual identity and course material for Resonera. Resonera (reason, argue) is a course for secondary school students. The course provides an opportunity for students to express their opinions on social issues and highlight their own identity. The visual concept is based on development and expands as the course goes on.
In Collaboration with Maximillian George, Tobias Ohlström and Johanna Burai.
‘Defining Contemporary Art’ is a 500 page anthology for Phaidon, the world’s leading arts publisher. It chronicles the evolution of art over the last 25 years and features 200 pivotal works by artists including Gerhard Richter, Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst. The visual theme of the publication is coordinated by complementing colours and a modular ‘pin-point’ typeface, used playfully on the cover and throughout on chapter dividers.
Enea presents its new identity, designed by Clase Bcn. This new image reflects the furniture company’s Basque origins in distinctive, contemporary fashion and striking, spartan style. The project builds upon a charismatic corporate typeface and a colour range taken from industrial manufacturing to create an identity that spurns the usual industry cliches and sports a strong personality in the world of soft-contract furniture.
49 landscapes, 73 beards and the Skinned Head of a Young Bull has been published as a part of the European Cultural Happening ‘Mix it Up’, where invited artists and designers from a range of different professions were asked to interpret artwork from the collection at the National Gallery of Denmark.
The premise of the assignment was to choose an artwork from the digital collection, which covers 7 centuries of art history, representing art from all over the world. To choose only one of the many wonderful artworks seemed an impossible task, and this is why the book focuses on the 112 paintings in the collection to analyse and interpret as a whole.
This publication is an attempt to organise and categorise the paintings from a range of criteria – from the number of cats and dogs, to how many dead queens there can be found in the artworks.
This book is not based on art history or theory, but simply an admiration of beautiful paintings. This is a tribute – a layman’s way of categorising art.
A publication by Claus Due / Designbolaget
For the National Gallery of Denmarks exhibition ‘Mix it Up’
Exhibition Opening & Book Reception 29th May 2015, 4pm
The book can be purchased under firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on www.designbolaget.dk
Lettre Internationale is one of the leading cultural and political publications in Europe, with independent offices in Copenhagen, Budapest, Berlin, Madrid, Bucharest, Moscow and Rome. The design uses a lot of expressive type to serve as illustrations and set the tone for the individual articles.