This is a beautiful and very inspiring book – A must for any fans of Danish art and design!

Danish Art Prints – Art Versus Design’ is the name of a new coffee table book edited by Hanne & Tobias Scheel Mikkelsen from the Copenhagen based design studio WhatWeDo. The book is a 200 page compendium with interviews of and examples of works by 66 contemporary Danish art print makers. The main focus of the book is the cross field between art and design.

From WhatWeDo:

“The theme of ‘art versus design’ is being discussed throughout the book in the interviews and in 2 prefaces and 3 comments written by personalities from the Danish art and interior scene.

The first preface is written from an art perspective by Tom Jørgensen, art critic at Jyllandsposten (Danish newspaper) and editor in Chief at Kunstavisen (a Danish magazine about the Danish art scene) where he argues why the distinction between art and design does not make sense to him. The second preface is written from an interior design perspective by Anja Hellberg, editor at Bolig Magasinet (Danish interior design magazine). She talks about art prints as an affordable way to quickly change your own style of interiors.

The comment by Danish trend expert Mads Arlien-Søborg focuses on how art prints should be seen in context of the poster art from the 1920’s and the pop art from the 1960’s, but should also be judged on its own as an autonomous genre. The comment by Art Rebels’ Carla Cammilla Hjort and Scott Cooper talks about a generation that craves for self expression and how the internet and social media has made this possible. Blogger and stylist Malene Marie Møller (Yay that’s me) has written a comment about her personal perception of the concept of art and how the definition of art has become a lot more flexible.”

Read more here.


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