Selected by Richard Baird.
A continually updated gallery of work created by Swedish graphic design and digital development studio Lundgren+Lindqvist reviewed and published on BP&O. Lundgren+Lindqvist was founded in 2007 and is led by founding partners Andreas Friberg Lundgren and Carl-Johan Lindqvist. The studio balance distinctive ideas with an appropriate aesthetic and material response and sense of design craft, in print and on screen.
BP&O has been following and writing about Lundgren+Lindqvist since 2011. The work BP&O has typically featured has moved between a conceptual nuance, those with smart visual and material languages and moments of bold graphic immediacy for architects, breweries, galleries and furniture designers. Their work can be playful and referential in its use of materials, finishes and form or modern and sophisticated in the use of type; often evoking a sense of form and structure in arrangement and sensitivity to negative space.
Highlights include the studio’s collaboration with photographer Kalle Sanner. And the way the studio channel many of the structural, contextual and temporal themes of his project Lukas/Markus into their book design through proportion, layout, material, finish and secondary object.
Opinion by Richard Baird
Lukas/Markus is a decade-long photographic project by Kalle Sanner shot with a large format camera and exploring the mirrored and connected chapels of Saint Lukas and Saint Markus designed by architect Sven Brolid. The structure was built during the 1960s, a period when Swedish functionalism was at its height, and is located in the Western Cemetery of Gothenburg.
The book, released May 2018 and co-published by ll’Editions and Blackbook Publications, exists in two versions. The first is an 82 page cloth-bound hardcover trade edition that measures 200 x 223 mm and the second is a special edition housed within a handmade clamshell box that includes an embroidered handkerchief and one of three c-prints signed and numbered by the photographer. Both of these were designed by Scandinavian studio Lundgren+Lindqvist.
Opinion by Richard Baird
Näsby Slottspark is a residential property development located in Täby, a municipality situated north of Stockholm. The development is built around a 17th-century castle and its gardens, and is made up of three distinct structural groupings, Södra Parken, Norra Parken and Strandängarna. Each of these is characterised by a Scandinavian simplicity, lightness and truth to materials inside and out and by their surroundings, a landscape of natural grasses, hedgerows and parkland. This mix of regional legacy, natural beauty and modern structure is expressed by the development’s visual identity, designed by Bedow, through logo design, type choice, illustration and photography online and in the material composition, finish and layout of brochures.