We found this nice student project on Behance.net. It is from Thorleifur Gunnar Gíslason, studying at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. For his final assignment, he chose to create and brand a creative studio and make a gift wrapping paper series that would be Scandinavian in look and theme. Børk was born.
He was inspired by Marimekko, Siggi Eggertsson, Brita Sweden, Ferm Living, Heydays and Grandpeople, to name a few. His interpretation of Scandinavian graphic design comes down to simplicity, use of simple forms and/or distortion of shapes.
“Usually gift wrapping paper consists of seamless patterns, making them perhaps easier to use for wrapping in gifts, but my goal was to make gift wrapping paper that could work as a poster as well. My approach for the arrangement, balance and layout of the images was to make a center, top and bottom, making the orientation of the piece more clear when used as a poster.”
The idea is to have an annual collection, differentiating itself with a changing color palette. The selected colors have a festive tone to them without becoming seasonal.
Retailers interested in selling the gift wrapping paper contact Børk here
For news and updates, check out his facebook page.