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55 DEGREES NORTH
Patrick Sundqvist

Laurence King, 2003
Softcover
165 pages
360 colour illustrations.
ISBN: 1856693163

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In the last five years a new wave of designers have won Scandinavia an international reputation for graphic design excellence. Their prolific output, especially on the web, has influenced designers and design audiences worldwide.

Scandinavian designers are at the cutting edge of web design, producing cult sites, for example the Danish K10k, and Swedish collective ACNE's online gaming community netbabyworld. Kim Hiorthoy whose work is distinguished by its use of painting, collage and photography, or the beautiful, textural print work of Swedish Fellow Designers or Gunnar Thor Vilhjamsson from Iceland.

Featuring work from pixel-based art, 3D character design, web and video projects to record sleeves, flyers, posters and editorial design, 55 Degrees North brings together fifty-five of the best graphic designers from Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland and Norway.

 

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