Designbolaget is a Copenhagen based design studio working at the intersections of art, fashion and culture.
With a strong belief in conceptual thinking and original ideas Designbolaget design bespoke solutions for every assignment, regardless of the actual project scale. Studio is focused mostly on printed matter, with great attention to detail and tactile finishing. Designbolaget was founded in 2002 by Claus Due and has been recognized with numerous international awards.
49 landscapes, 73 beards and the Skinned Head of a Young Bull is a book published as a part of the European Cultural Happening ‘Mix it Up’,
where invited artists and designers from a range of different professions were asked to interpret artwork from the collection at the National Gallery of Denmark. The premise of the assignment was to choose an artwork from the digital collection, which covers 7 centuries of art history, representing art from all over the world. To choose only one of the many wonderful artworks seemed an impossible task, and this is why the book focuses on the 112 paintings in the collection to analyse and interpret as a whole.
This publication is an attempt to organise and categorise the paintings from a range of criteria - from the number of cats and dogs, to how many dead queens there can be found in the artworks. This book is not based on art history or theory, but simply an admiration of beautiful paintings. This is a tribute - a layman's way of categorising art.