A chance conversation with a friend who was studying in London resulted in Thorbjorn Ankerstjerne finding himself on a plane six months later, heading to Saint Martins. Swapping the technicality of his Copenhagen post-production job for the flexibility of art school, he took full advantage of everything on offer: ‘My final portfolio when I left Saint Martins was very broad, both in style and ways of producing the work, from screen printed posters to a sculpture exposed to colourful projections.’
We love Pflum Form, a modular typeface designed for live events and named after the musician who composed the music for the installation, which he developed with fellow student Jonas Lund for their final show. The pair worked so well together that they’re collaborating again on myriad projects from guest art directing Specialten magazine, directing a music video for a Korean singer and creating an installation in Dubai to launch the cultural district of the city. Sound busy? Since his graduation, he’s also found time to do a live installation for LAGO at Salone del Mobile and work alongside graphic designer Richard Hollis on Turner Prize winner, Steve McQueen’s Queen and Country.
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'I'm very fond of the Danish/Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and his ability to create a very special atmosphere around his installations.'