Tobias Nicolai

2014 for Weekendavisen

Nine years back in time for Weekendavisen to the ‘new’ 2014 street in Den Gamle By. Complete with an iconic Blockbuster store front, the most sold car in 2014; a Volkswagen Up, an ugly pizzeria parlor from the province and a 1:1 copy of a specific single woman’s apartment. Now people pay to walk around the apartment of Rikke Langkjær who still exists in real life - alive and well but already a museum piece. Visitors can open her drawers and cupboards, stand in the kitchen and listen to popular tunes from ’14 and take in the minimalistic and pastel decor in the livingroom, where she used to serve fresh pasta with salmon or cafe style burgers for her friends.
The 2014 street is next to the 1974-quarter. But what’s the point of exhibiting something so close to us? With this new addition Den Gamle By adds to the principal. “The two quarters will also be here in 100 years, and 2014 will not continue to just be yesterday. In 100 years I think the 40 year gap between the new neighborhoods will even out and people will consider it one neighborhood. What is the difference between 1710 and 1750 for us today?’ Says director Thomas Bloch Ravn.

Client: Weekendavisen
Layout: Mai-Britt Bernt Jensen
Photo editor: Mie Brinkmann
Words: Pernille Stensgaard

European Publishing Awards

Get an education, get a job, buy an apartment, work-work. That was the plan, until Albertine Nordby Rasmussen, Ann-Sofie Antonsen and Solbjørk Buch looked each other in the eyes – and started their careers by putting it on pause. The three friends lived a hectic young life with nights out, friends and an endless amount of work. They made them rethink their lives. And they ended up with a slightly different decision. Now they run A bakery and garden on the tiny island.

The story of the three young women from June 2022 has now won in the storytelling category at the European Publishing Awards.

Client: Djøfbladet

AD: Håkan Rossing

Words: Matilde Leander

Chico Review 2023

During six days at the Chico Review in the Paradise Valley of Southwestern Montana ‘The Ritual’ was reviewed by  Bryan Schutmaat, Matthew Genitempo, George Georgiou, Curran Hatleberg, Vanessa Winship, Anastasia Samoylova, Tim Carpenter, Carl Wooley, Miranda Barnes and Jenia Fridlyand.

Actor Frederikke Dahl Hansen for Filmmagasinet Ekko

She will be one of the big ones. A one of a kind who can bring out a special poetry in front of the camera. But also a person who places huge demands on herself. A scene has to be replayed so many times and twisted in so many directions that there is hardly any time to get the film done in time. If you ask about an interview at the PR company, the answer is that “it will probably be a ‘no thank you’, because she is not much for talking to the press”. Not even if Frederikke Dahl Hansen, after many years as the underground’s most promising star at the age of 28, finally has her first leading role in a major feature film. She portrays the best-selling author Leonora Christina Skov in Puk Grastens ‘Den, der lever stille’.
Client: Filmmagasinet Ekko
Layout: Lasse Cordsen
Words: Casper Hindse
Editor: Claus Christensen

Neighbor disputes. Cover story for Die ZEIT Verbrechen

Cover story about disputes and conflicts between neighbors in Die ZEIT’s crime magazine ‘Verbrechen’. The disputes vary from provoking garden gnomes to naked people and fat cats to leaves dumped in a garden and perfume scent in the stairwell.

Client: Die ZEIT Verbrechen magazine

Art direction: Julia Steinbrecher

Photo editors: Chantal Seitz & Maximilian Virgili

Words: Lale Artun

Flying Tiger Copenhagen for Wall Street Journal

“This Retailer’s Lifeblood Was Cheap Plastic Toys. Now It Wants to Switch to Wood. Variety-store chain Flying Tiger Copenhagen has grown rapidly across Europe by offering an eclectic mix of cheap toys, gadgets and household items that are often made of plastic. Typical items include a remote-controlled dinosaur for roughly $19, a set of six stick-on mustaches for $4 or a pair of fluffy unicorn slippers for $13. This Christmas season, shoppers in the Danish capital could see the change in approach, with new wooden versions of chess, backgammon and four-in-a-row on sale in stores alongside older plastic versions of the same games. The two versions won’t coexist for long. “There’s no scenario where this product is in the stores in about a year,” said Martin Jermiin, Flying Tiger Copenhagen’s chief executive, referring to the plastic edition of four-in-a-row.”

Client: The Wall Street Journal

Photo editor: Samantha Shanahan

Words: Trevor Moss

MINU Festival

MINU festival for expanded music is a Copenhagen-based festival presenting art on the borders of new music and other media. It is a space for oscillating between extremes and charting relationships between art, technology, and contemporary culture. With a curatorial focus on the events as holistic experiences, MINU is an initiative for expanding the definition of music through presenting the unmusical as musical. November 9-13th 2022, the festival returned to Frederiksberg and Copenhagen for its second edition, featuring concerts, performance lectures, and a conference for young artists. 

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