2012 was my last year as an employee of The New Black. We were asked to design the annual showcase notebook for Antalis’ Munken paper range which is produced in Munkedal, Sweden. I was tasked with this incredible job and had to conceptualise the journal and produce all illustration and designs for the book.
The concept for the notebook was developed around the idea of a Swedish explorer’s travel journal set in the early twentieth-century which was an era often identified for expeditions and discoveries. The title of the book, Utforskarens Journal, means Explorer’s Journal. To mimic the explorer’s discoveries, I illustrated roughly forty-five illustrations which appeared, some with special finishes, inside a specially designed red perfect-bound book.
The New Black for Antalis