Swedish graphic designer Jacob Grønbech Jensen has an eye for precision. The result of his talent for curation and approach to layout results in a portfolio of tasty accuracy.
Jacob studied graphic design and illustration at Konstfack in Stockholm, graduating in 2010. After this the designer has spent time living in France working for M/M Paris, but moved back to Denmark in 2013 settling in Copenhagen. Since then Jacob has concentrated on “printed matter such as exhibition catalogues, books, posters and visual identities for institutions, artists, dance groups and fashion brands, lately with the Parisian Haute couture brand Hyun Mi Nielsen,” he explains.
Jacob’s aptitude for printed matter led to record sleeve designs for Norwegian record label, Smalltown Supersound, creating artwork for Biosphere, Lindstrøm, Prins Thomas and Kelly Lee Owens. The designer’s vinyl artworks use a range of disciplines, for Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas’ albums Jacob adopts an illustrative aesthetic, layering collages or illustrations often in only one or two colours. On the other side of the spectrum, his work for Biosphere and Kelly Lee Owens uses photography to capture the viewer.
On top of all this Jacob additionally co-runs publishers Drucksache. “Our projects focus mainly on poetry, linguistics and artists’ books,” he tells It’s Nice That. It’s recent publication, Tennis by Peder Alexis Olsson is “a poem in the form of a book,” says the designer. “It consists solely of a graphic representation of the lines of a tennis court, including the net, in the scale of 1:1. The book is accompanied by an appendix including Peder’s notes for a lecture and a poster essay by Yara Flores.”
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