Check out JulIgen/Christmas Again, a site about Swedish Christmas records, written in English. According to the author of the site, a book is in the pipeline, hopefully ready for release next Christmas. The records can be heard at Club Sunkit Christmas Party in Stockholm on December 19.
Via Martin Klash
Multi-talented design agency New showcase a bunch of great works at their portfolio site, like the Cardigans video ”I Need Some Fine Wine And You, You Need To Be Nicer” and the titles for Swedish TV-award Kristallen.
Swedish hip hop magazine Quote throws a party tonight at Marie Laveau (Hornsgatan 66, Stockholm) to celebrate the release of issue 2, which will be available in stores October 28. Art director: Jakob Eklund, cover illustration by Yanina Casanova.
Kaskelot is a newly founded cultural association. On October 15 they will arrange an event called Klubb Kaskelot at Nalen with a lineup of artists like Eric Malmberg, (mp3) Hans Appelqvist, (mp3) Lasse Fabel, (mp3) and Tender Souvenirs (mp3). Konstfack student Malin Petterson-Öberg will display a collection of 350 flyers from 1998–2005, from different events in Sweden and Europe. More info at Kaskelot.net
SVT (Swedish Television) launched the project ”Open Archive” in March this year, making clips and programs from the past available online.
On account of the Bob Dylan documentary by Scorsese airing tonight, they’ve added two amusing clips of his arrival in Sweden 1978. Clip 1 and Clip 2.
Also check out this clip (in Swedish) from the opening of Ikea in Stockholm 1965 and this bunch of clips on Ingmar Bergman.
IT-handikappad started 1999 as a semi-portfolio for webdesigner Hallisar, but later on evolved. Covering music, design and art mainly in the Gothenburg area, it's cram-full of content like band photo archive, daily links, competitions, event calendar and loads more. Open for all to participate and share information. Check it out!
The Stockholm Cultural Festival won’t be in full swing until August 2006, but a 3-day megateaser called Under Construction 05 will take place this weekend, September 2–4. Sergels Torg and the area near Stockholm’s Kulturhuset Cultural Centre will be teeming with street theatre, dance, a hallay party, circus acts, concerts, art, outdoor film, walking tours of the city, lectures and photography.
The full festival programme is available here. Only available in Swedish, click ”Språk” for summary in English.
Rozzetta is the creation of Jenny Mörtsell, made as a Master Degree project at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. The project is ”a tribute to the fantaboulous fenomena italo-disco” and consists of the video and 12" for the song ”Fantasy.” Catch a live performance this Friday, August 19 at the club Startling at Landet.
See the Rozzetta site for further information.
Lots of music related graphics, like band logos, CD-covers and tour posters, on display in graphic designer Henrik Walse's portfolio site Walse Custom Design Co. The bands he's worked with are some of Swedens finest, google 'em!
The street, art & cirkus festival Subörb will take place in Stockholm suburb Alby,this weekend, August 11–14. The massive programme of artists and events are too numerous to mention here but to name a few; WC breakdance crew Project Soul (Korea), rappers Saïan Supa Crew (France), Swedish artists The Latin Kings, Laleh and legendary graffiti writers Ziggy & Disey, Ians, Erse, Puppet, Attila, Atom, Reson etc.
Full programme and info at the Subörb site. (Illustration by Sakari Paananen, as mentioned below.)