The Sun Also Rises features two sets of songs: Five obscure tracks of African origin, recorded between the early ’80s and this past year, alongside five reinterpretations by artists drawn from the Scandinavian dance-music world. The album was initiated by Quartz+Co to create a musical reflection of its activities in Africa, where the company, which is based in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, has worked extensively to aid local entrepreneurship. To create the album, Quartz+Co called upon the services of This Is Care Of, a multimedia arts collective centered around the musicians Rasmus Bille Bahncke and Mikkel Hess and the designer Jacob Wildschioedtz—all Danish natives living in New York City. Unearthing the songs proved no small task. As Hess notes, “It was especially important to find songs that were, basically, the most bad-ass things we had heard in a long time.” – J. Ruttenberg Dec 3rd 2012, New York >> www.thesunalsorises.info
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Yes, the remix album is out now and we are pretty very much proud of it. Tracks from “Hess Is More – Creation Keeps the Devil Away” remixed by our friends and heroes! Artwork by Jacob Wildschiødtz / NR2154.
We just received the first samples of the Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs book we designed – fresh off the press – standby for the Launch in Paris March 7th to look inside…
We were happy to collaborate on this years holiday greeting by our 2011 favorite supply of art, ideas and beyond. Thanks to everybody at New Museum for a great year with fantastic art, festival, parties and more.
iPad drawing by Canyon Castator, sound by Rasmus Bille Bahncke & Mikkel Hess.
Click the image to view the mini film.
Happy to contribute to the New York Times once again…
The exhibition we designed with the brilliant Matilde Cassani is up at the Storefront for Art and Architecture – Gold never looked that good!
After spending most of the summer on Love Magazine it was a great pleasure to celebrate Issue 6 with a bash this Saturday – Odd Future killed it!
The new festival founded by the New Museum is now happening all across downtown Manhattan! We hope you will join us over the next few days for some of the more than 200 events. We are proud to be apart of this initiative, contributing with the identity and designing most of the collateral.
All new S Magazine Redesign hits Europe – New York hang on until the 12th!
Look forward to the issue with our all new identity including Custom Type design, Art Direction and amazing content by David Bellemere Bela Borsodi, Lorenzo Bringheli, Bruno Grizzo, Brad Harris, Todd Hido, Marcus Ohlsson, Bill Powers, Barnaby Roper and Matthias Vriens-McGrath.
Danish Design Counsel awards NR2154 with “Grundfos Rejselegat 2010″
New incarnation of the Hess Is More live band takes form. Now a six piece band of New York based musicians. Yet, we all manage to squeeze into the C/O studio for rehearsals! Michael Hanf, Matt Parker, Tom Baker, David Mason, Martin Vejerano, Mikkel Hess + extended family Nikolaj Hess, Andrew Frawley & Jim Orso.
3 month concert residency at Nublu Club, featuring collaborations with various visual and performance artists, curated by Claire Grube, Jacob Wildschiødtz and Mikkel Hess.
Click the image to see poster series by Jacob Wildschiødtz / NR2154
Longtime Hess Is More Live collaboration with Nikolaj Hess & Jenno celebrated with the vinyl EP ‘Democracy’, released on Music For Dreams & Nublu Records. All music composed and produced by Nikolaj Hess, Jenno & Mikkel Hess at C/o Studio. Rare squeeky plastic nose appearance by Rasmus Bille Bähncke. Artwork by Jacob Wildschiødtz / NR2154
>Click image to listen to “Democracy” on Soundcloud