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Martin Nicolausson

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

Excellent work to be seen on Martin Nicolausson’s fresh looking site and shop. His style is thoughtfully composed, a real sum of textured parts, and it makes for a very nice looking portfolio; heavy on the communicative, cubistic happy, poster-like visuals. We thought a spring cleaned site is as good as any reason to catch up with the man himself…

Hello Martin! You’ve done a lot of work since we last featured you on the site, what’s your favourite project to date?

I really enjoy doing personal work. I’ve recently finished a project where the idea was to explore locked doors and what’s behind them. I’ve been fascinated by things that are closed off to me, areas that I can’t access but in my imagination. Although, I must say my favourite project is probably one that I haven’t done yet.

There’s some really great textures and colours that would suit a lot of processes, printing, digital, paint – how do you go about making your images?

My relationship with colour is a complicated one. I’ve always enjoyed working in black and white only, but judging by my more recent work that is obviously not the case lately. Still, I always start off working in grayscale. I use Illustrator and scanned textures basically. I don’t necessarily try to simulate any analogue ways of image making, what interests me is marrying them with digital techniques.

Where do you work and what are you doing right now?

I quite recently moved to London, where I work from my desk in a studio close to Broadway Market and London Fields. It has really nice people, a door reminiscent of a bank vault, and a terrace. Right now I’m doing several bigger and smaller projects for various magazines in the UK and Sweden. I’m also just about to start a book project and a branding project for a newly founded record label, which should be fun. I’m trying to keep busy, although it would be nice to have more time for barbecues in this crazy spring weather.


Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.