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This is the blog for lower east & lower east lab. A mix of stuff from our design & communication world (things we do, things we have done, and things we experience and get inspired from) and news from our lab – where all kind of actions and experiments can happen – that be workshops, creative meetings, urban safaris (with focus on start up, architecture, design or food), and exhibitions, events, dinners and a lot more.

summer greetings

Summer postcards

July 16, 2018

A series of summer greeting postcards – designed & illustrated by our lovely intern Pi Bartholdy, who (for some strange reason) dived into the theme of fish and creatures from the past. We added text about us and our work to the postcards – and wish you all a wonderful summer!     we are

urban safari

lower east explore

May 18, 2018

These days we are doing an Urban Safari in Berlin with students from the KaosPilots in Switzerland. They are here to get inspired, to develop new (business) ideas, to meet people, to explore Berlin, and to be together with their class mates. We arrange and facilitate parts of their week-long journey in the streets of Berlin.

vilhelm lundstrøm

Art posters

March 14, 2018

We designed a series of four posters for the exhibition “Vilhelm Lundstrøm og den gode smag“ (Vilhelm Lundstrøm & the epitome of good taste) at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Denmark. Here you can see all the posters – if you want to own one or more of these master pieces, you can buy

glass & ceramics

Teaching & talking

February 18, 2018

We love to teach and talk about how to communicate! Last week the lower east core team went to the Danish island Bornholm to work with the students from the ceramics and glass programme at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. We met a group of dedicated students eager to learn – and exited to take new steps with

it’s cookbook design

Words from the designer, Helle Marietta

December 18, 2017

  “Food that make people talk to each other, Camillo’s Kitchen”, written by Jørgen Smidstrup, designed and illustrated by Helle Marietta. The Camillo cookbook project has been an amazing “con amore” project for Jørgen and me and a big part of our lives for the last years. While Jørgen (aka Camillo) has been developing all

let’s talk art

Graphic stuff for the museum

December 10, 2017

For the Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelt’s Museum in Denmark we did the graphic stuff for the exhibition A Fabulous Encounter (Rencontre Fabulous in the French, and Eventyrlig Dialog in the Danish). The exhibition is a meeting and a dialogue between paintings of the CoBrA artist Carl-Henning Pedersen and the sculptures created by H.R.H. Prince Henrik. It was

poster

Gone fishing

October 12, 2017

For our ‘con amore’ project Camillo’s Kitchen we have created a poster with fish – illustrated by the creative Juliana Toro. You find almost 40 different fish on the poster, and their names in english, danish, german, spanish and italian. “Gone Fishing. Camillo’s Kitchen“ is the perfect kitchen or restaurant poster. We have the posters in A3 and

workshop

How to communicate your business

September 19, 2017

Last week Lower East facilitated the Climate-KIC Nordic Bootcamp: “How To Communicate Your New Business – and Build a Community Around Your Startup” in Copenhagen, Denmark. Around 30 nordic Greenhouse and Accelerator startups participated in the workshop, arranged by Climate-KIC Nordic. The theme was: “Being able to communicate your new, and often still “un-finished” business, to the world is a

History ...

Roman Ondak

August 29, 2017

The exiting exhibition ‘Roman Ondak. History Repeats Itself’ are running until September 17th at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Denmark. We had the pleasure to design the book for the exhibition by the Slovakian artist Roman Ondak. The book is enriched by very good photos from the opening days of ‘History Repeats Itself’ and

the cookbook

work in progress – cookbook from Camillo’s Kitchen

August 27, 2017

During the next week or so we will finalize the design, the writing and the editing of the cookbook from Camillo’s Kitchen. Then we’ll send it off to the printing house – and cross what ever we have that everything will work out in the best way. Launch and tour dates to be announced very soon. The

57 glass artists

Young Glass 2017

August 16, 2017

Lower East attended the big opening of the exhibition YOUNG GLASS 2017 at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft. We met a lot of  talented glass artists from all over the world. The exhibition is amazing and playful – showing surprising new directions in glass art. On show in Ebeltoft until 29th October 2017. photo: Artwork by Sarah Gilbert.

food’n’joy

Camillo’s Kitchen

May 30, 2017

We are working on the cookbook Camillo’s Kitchen; writing, developing, cooking, designing, illustrating, and now also doing the photos for the book, that’s gonna be published in September later this year. We have teamed up with the talented photographer Malthe Ivarsson from Copenhagen. He is doing all the photos of the dishes for the book. In a fantastic team

good taste

Vilhelm Lundstrøm

May 10, 2017

A quick reportage from the excellent and beautiful exhibition “Vilhelm Lundstrøm – The Epitome of Good Taste“ (Vilhelm Lundstrøm og den gode smag). Lower East designed the book for the exhibition, a damn fine book, and almost 300 pages. Go, check out  the ‘epitome of good taste’ yourself, and buy the book of course. From

aalborg, denmark

tough little big city

April 26, 2017

Aalborg is not the Aalborg it was before. This, lower east designed, prospect tells the story of a transformation of a city. Aalborg has developed from an industrial center to a city for knowledge-based high tech businesses within IT, software, biotech and a lot more. The former ‘tough’ city has changed into an open and lively city, with

eat better meat

Website Butcher’s Manifesto

April 5, 2017

Q&D DONE!! We designed a quick & dirty visual identity around a fine logo already designed for Butcher’s Manifesto. We also created the website for the organisation, it’s here, it’s up and running! Butcher’s Manifesto is a newly established international NGO aiming to collect, preserve and pass on traditional butchery methods and knowledge. Since the founding in

immerse yourself

History Repeats Itself

April 3, 2017

Lower East were at the opening of the exhibition Roman Ondak – History Repeats Itself, at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg. Here are some of our impressions from our tour into the interesting and beautiful space the artist have created at the museum – it is a very rich and engaging, thoughtful and playful

meet the butcher

Butcher’s Manifesto

February 8, 2017

We just designed a new series of postcards for Butcher’s Manifesto – a growing professional network of representatives of the butcher’s craft. The main goal of the movement is to preserve traditional butchery methods and techniques and to pass this knowledge and know-how on to future generations. A Butcher’s Manifesto Summit will be taking place in August 2017

overview of chaos

Chaotische Überflieger

January 17, 2017

A fine reportage from our friends KaosPilots Switzerland. Published in the Austrian version of Forbes Magazine. Also showing up in the article is “Der vom dänischen Kommunikationsdesigner und externen Lektor Jørgen Smidstrup“ from Lower East. Enjoy reading if your German is not too bad… Attached as a pdf here Kaospiloten_01_17.

happy new year!

All the best in 2017!

December 28, 2016

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year! In the Lower East world it has been in many, many ways a very fine year, this 2016. We have been involved in so many cool and interesting jobs and projects. There was a lot to do and to enjoy; graphic design work in Denmark, Switzerland and in Berlin,

4 x postcards

The Four Agreements

December 13, 2016

Earlier this year we created this series of postcards based on the Mexican, spiritual teacher Don Miguel Ruiz’s “Four Agreements“, which we find very inspiring, both in our professional life, as in our private lives. The cards are illustrated and designed by the talented, newly graduated graphic designer Hejdi Pattey, who we had the pleasure