Feast your eyes on issue six

We’re so pleased to announce that our winter edition of Wrap is now out, and available to order from our online shop. Here are the first pictures we’ve got to share with you – we hope you like the look of issue six!!

Above: Wrap six’s cover artwork is by Norwegian illustrator Bjørn Rune Lie

Each issue of Wrap explores a theme, and we ask ten of the most original and exciting illustration stars to create a print for us, which we then collect together, alongside interviews with each of the contributors, as well as features on a whole range of creative topics.

For this, our closing issue of 2012 we’ve looked to Europe’s snowy Nordic countries for our inspiration, both because of their fantastic design heritage and their experience of true icy cold winters!

Top: Norwegian design duo Darling Clementine illustrate a day in their lives; Above: Finnish illustrator Antti Uotila’s artwork ‘Susi Metsässä’ (Wolf in a Forest)

In issue six our ten artists all hail from, or currently live in, one of the five Nordic countries of Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. Asked to portray what a Nordic winter means to them, they have produced ten enchanting images that make for perfect winter wrapping paper – full of snowy scenes, dark forests, icy lakes, and magical animals.

But even once you’ve unfolded and torn out the perforated wrapping paper sheets, you’ll still have a beautiful magazine to keep. And there is as much to read as ever, including features on:

  • * iconic Finnish design brand Marimekko – Wrap visits their Helsinki HQ (see above)
  • * the state of play in Scandinavian design today
  • * the delights on offer at London’s Nordic Bakery chain
  • * the amazing story and outlandish products of Icelandic wool company Vik Prjónsdóttir
  • * Finnish artist Klaus Haapaniemi – Wrap visits his London studio

Top: ‘Never be Spring’ by Finnish illustrator Riikka Sormunen; Above: our feature on Icelandic wool company Vik PrjónsdóttirTop & above: ‘Into the Abyss by Norwegian based Peter-John de Villiers

The ten original artworks created for each issue of Wrap are printed within the main body of the magazine, but also on five double-sided pull out sheets of wrapping paper… making Wrap a magazine that is as much for keeping and savouring, as it for using and sharing!

Above you’ll see our interview with contributing Swedish artist Petra Börner, and to the right the pull-out sheet featuring her illustration ‘Hot Winter’. This is perforated, so that it can be easily torn out and used as striking, bold and original gift wrap.

Wrap issue six – ‘Nordic Lights’,  is now available to order through our online shop!

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