Erik Olovsson is an independent designer and was born 1982 in Uppsala, Sweden. He graduated 2012 from Konstfacks MA Storytelling program. Olovsson originally studied Fine Art and Photography at Konstskolan in Stockholm and later Graphic Design at Berghs SOC. Olovsson worked as an art director at the creative collective Acne for 3 years.
In a collaboration with Swedish/French contemporary quartet Boréal, me and Anton Alvarez designed a method to express the synthesis between Boréal and the image of their sound. Using a speaker membrane, a pencil and thread we constructed a machine that translated the sonic vibrations of Boréal’s music to drawings. Each drawing is its own artwork and a unique visual parallel to its origin of the music. The box consists of nine drawings which is a parallel to each track, one poster with all of the nine drawings layered on top of each other, one photograph of the device itself, one sheets with a track list and acknowledgments. The boxes are handmade, numbered and limited to 100 copies.
An artist book and a photo series of 12 images. The book is made by hand in 10 copies, text is printed with a letterpress and the images in the book are made with photopolymer technique.
SINE collection is a hanger system for clothing and accessories inspired by the regular tempo of sine wave. The collection consists of a clothes rack and three hangers for different purposes; one for clothes, one for belt or scarves and another for accessories.
Prop design for tech TV program Kamikaze. Shown on ZTV 2008.
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