Michelle Carlslund Hey Tiger A3 Print
The paper used is “Stone Paper”, yes paper made from stone! It is strong, waterproof and has a soft and lovely feel. With a matte finish and vibrant colours a great alternative to regular paper. No trees have been used or cut and no water or bleach has been used in the making.
Size 30 x 40cm print
Michelle Carlslund is a Danish Illustrator based in Copenhagen. In the studio in the city centre the company is run by a two man team – Michelle & Mikkel. The illustrative universe of Michelle Carlslund is inhabited by strong men, eclectic cityscapes, playful puns, cheeky tigers and honey loving bears. She aims to make work that is playful, warm and nostalgic.
“When I draw I try to turn the sometimes complex emotions in my head into something light and comprehensible. I often find it easier to handle the little dilemmas of everyday life if I try to look at them from above and laugh at myself. A sad bear dressing up and trying to fit in is a good metaphor of my state of mind on an off-day. A smile and a good portion of self-irony add some perspective. And think that perspective is always a good thing.”
The illustrations of Michelle Carlslund are made in many different ways. Sometimes she cuts and glues, other times she uses ink and water color. A part of the illustrations are made using an electronic drawing pad – the approach depends on the mood she is in. It feels good to vary. Common to all the designs is the douche color palette and the imaginative universe.
Good news! The biggest part of the posters in this shop is printed on the sustainable paper choice; stone paper. . Stone paper is made from limestone and the oil based non toxic binder HDPE. The production of stone paper releases half as much CO2 as conventional paper. No water, bleach or trees has been used in the making. ￼Stone paper is strong and water proof and has a matte and lovely feel. Stone ￼paper is cradle to cradle certified and under the right conditions (moisture, ￼heat – uv-light) it will start to decompose. Not on your wall, of course 🙂