It was just three years ago that Frode Skaren graduated from the Olso National Academy of the Arts. In the short time since he has managed to establish a one man design studio, Uglylogo. What’s more, Skaren lives pretty much in the middle of the Norwegian forest, but his work has attracted so much attention that he doesn’t have to do much but sit and wait for the jobs to roll in.
Uglylogo is strongly focused on printed matter, with hand illustration and screen printing comprising a large percentage of Skaren’s folio. He brings a kind of fresh breath of Norwegian air to an industry where the digital is taking over. Some even yell ‘THE DEATH OF PRINT!’ from old factory rooftops, where it’s suddenly the early 1800s, England, and everything is dramatically shouted across unsteady cobblestoned streets.
Well Frode Skaren may be our advocate for all that’s good and hand-drawn. A lovely mixture of sleek graphic design and offbeat illustration, Uglylogo delivers a combination that’s bound to impress.
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