Stockholm March 2019

MEMENTO MORI SHOP OFFER A PLAYFUL AND UNIQUE WAY TO BUY CUSTOM ART

Swedish illustrator, designer, and art director Daniel Carlsten recently launched Memento Mori Shop — a unique online retail concept that allows people to select from a menu of illustrated objects to create their own one-of-a-kind artworks.

“Memento Mori Shop is an idea I came up with about a year ago when I realized I could build a web shop with illustrations of objects instead of real objects,” says Carlsten. “It’s a humble nod to René Magritte’s The Treachery of Images” and a tribute to the many still life paintings of the 16th and 17th century where common domestic objects were imbued with symbolic meaning. With the web shop, I wanted to translate this tradition into the 21st century.”

Vistors to the website will find a range of illustrated objects, from blocks of cheese and bottles of wine, to a snail and human skull. Customers can select as few or as many objects as they wish. Based on each order, Carlsten then creates a unique still-life composition from the selected objects. Printed on acid free fine art paper, the prints are tailored to fit perfectly behind a standard 500x700mm passe-partout.

Memento Mori Shop is not only a playground for customers, but also for Carlsten. New collections will be added as they are created. Over the holidays Carlsten released a limited series of seasonal items. Plans are in the works for a range of children’s objects to be released in the spring. Affordable and fun, Memento Mori Shop encourages web shoppers to become art patrons.

Most questions are answered here (FAQ) but don’t hesitate to e-mail any questions you may have.

Daniel Carlsten is a Swedish art director, graphic designer and illustrator commissioned by a wide and international group of brands, including Herman Miller, Nowness, Svenskt Tenn, Rimowa, Steidl, and Acne. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Art & Design in Stockholm and the Rööhska Museum in Gothenburg.  Selected examples of commercial work can be found at  danielcarlsten.com  and on  Instagram

Daniel Carlsten is a Swedish art director, graphic designer and illustrator commissioned by a wide and international group of brands, including Herman Miller, Nowness, Svenskt Tenn, Rimowa, Steidl, and Acne. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Art & Design in Stockholm and the Rööhska Museum in Gothenburg.

Selected examples of commercial work can be found at danielcarlsten.com and on Instagram

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