70x100xINK

Twenty large scale ink drawings created within 6 hours and displayed the very same evening, at Robotbutikken in Bergen, Norway. The prints measure 70 x 100 cm and can be purchased at Roboprint, a new art print series by the shop Robot in Bergen, Germany.

70x100xINK

Twenty large scale ink drawings created within 6 hours and displayed the very same evening, at Robotbutikken in Bergen, Norway. The prints measure 70 x 100 cm and can be purchased at Roboprint, a new art print series by the shop Robot in Bergen, Germany.

70x100xINK

Twenty large scale ink drawings created within 6 hours and displayed the very same evening, at Robotbutikken in Bergen, Norway. The prints measure 70 x 100 cm and can be purchased at Roboprint, a new art print series by the shop Robot in Bergen, Germany.

70x100xINK

Twenty large scale ink drawings created within 6 hours and displayed the very same evening, at Robotbutikken in Bergen, Norway. The prints measure 70 x 100 cm and can be purchased at Roboprint, a new art print series by the shop Robot in Bergen, Germany.

70x100xINK

Twenty large scale ink drawings created within 6 hours and displayed the very same evening, at Robotbutikken in Bergen, Norway. The prints measure 70 x 100 cm and can be purchased at Roboprint, a new art print series by the shop Robot in Bergen, Germany.

L'Officiel

Colorful editorial illustration of model Tony Bryan. Created by MVM for men’s biannual magazine, L'Officiel Hommes Italia.

L'Officiel

Colorful editorial illustration of model Tony Bryan. Created by MVM for men’s biannual magazine, L'Officiel Hommes Italia.

Devon Aoki

Portrait of American model and actress Devon Aoki. Created for Norwegian illustration agency byHands.

Vitenparken

Organic, chaotic and vibrant illustrations created for Vitenparken, a science park in Norway. Used on stationary, various printed material and digital media.

Vannplanter, skalle og kirsebær

Inspired by traditional Japanese technique of Ukiyo-e, MVM created "Vannplanter, skalle og kirsebær" in collaboration with printmaker Dino Dikic, at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Bergen, Norway. Project for Roboprint, a new art print series by the shop Robot in Bergen, Germany.

Jente, kneler og vannplanter

Inspired by traditional Japanese technique of Ukiyo-e, MVM created "Jente, kneler og vannplanter" in collaboration with printmaker Dino Dikic, at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Bergen, Norway. Project for Roboprint, a new art print series by the shop Robot in Bergen, Germany.

Hybrido

Fashion illustrations created for Hybrido, a retrospective solo exhibition featuring both personal and commercial work created by MVM over the past 10 years. Hosted by Grafill in Oslo, Norway.

Hybrido

Fashion illustrations created for Hybrido, a retrospective solo exhibition featuring both personal and commercial work created by MVM over the past 10 years. Hosted by Grafill in Oslo, Norway.

Hybrido

Fashion illustrations created for Hybrido, a retrospective solo exhibition featuring both personal and commercial work created by MVM over the past 10 years. Hosted by Grafill in Oslo, Norway.

Who Asked You?

Cover design for Terry McMillan's eighth novel, Who Asked You?, in which family ties are tested and transformed.

An Ananas

Music packaging for Norwegian power trio An Ananas' debut album. Vinyl sleeve, printed with gold and glossy lacquer. Springs & Plates.

An Ananas

Music packaging for Norwegian power trio An Ananas' debut album. Vinyl sleeve, printed with gold and glossy lacquer. Springs & Plates.

Little White Lies

Front cover illustration for independent movie magazine, Little White Lies’. Printed with iridescent metallic foil and embossing, for the special Superman edition.

Dagens Næringsliv

Alternative wrapping paper for Norwegian financial newspaper Dagens Næringsliv's weekend appendix, D2.

Rihanna Unapologetic

Illustration by MVM, remixed by Mario Hugo. Created for special limited-edition and deluxe lithograph series for the pop star's 7th album, Unapologetic.

Rihanna

A female counterpart to the rap face portraiture study featuring Azealia Banks, Rihanna, MIA, and Nicki Minaj.

Azealia

A female counterpart to the rap face portraiture study featuring Azealia Banks, Rihanna, MIA, and Nicki Minaj.

Nicki

A female counterpart to the rap face portraiture study featuring Azealia Banks, Rihanna, MIA, and Nicki Minaj.

MIA

A female counterpart to the rap face portraiture study featuring Azealia Banks, Rihanna, MIA, and Nicki Minaj.

Snoop

From Rap Face portraiture study featuring Snoop, Jay-Z, Diddy and Kanye. Personal project replacing the tough image with friendly colors.

Kanye

From Rap Face portraiture study featuring Snoop, Jay-Z, Diddy and Kanye. Personal project replacing the tough image with friendly colors.

Andy Murray

Part of a campaign initiated by Adidas, portraying British athletes participating in the Olympic Games. The Andy Murray portrait depicts the tennis player wearing a pair of boxing gloves, boxing being one of his great passions.

Diddy

From Rap Face portraiture study featuring Snoop, Jay-Z, Diddy and Kanye. Personal project replacing the tough image with friendly colors.

No States

Cover art for the Norwegian musician No States' debut album, I Own America. The music is inspired by everything from Nick Drake, Neil Young, Elliot Smith, Magnetuc Fields and Mark Kozelek of Modest Mouse, The Fall, MP, Thurson Moore, Pavement and Built To Spill. 2012.

No States

Cover art for the Norwegian musician, No States. The music is inspired by everything from Nick Drake, Neil Young, Elliot Smith, Magnetuc Fields and Mark Kozelek of Modest Mouse, The Fall, MP, Thurson Moore, Pavement and Built To Spill. 2012.

Susanne Sundfør

Packaging for Susanne Sundfør’s instrumental album for synthesizers, A Night at Salle Pleyel. Double gatefold, printed innersleeves and coloured heavyweight vinyl with 8-page booklet. Released on EMI Norway.

Susanne Sundfør

The Silicone Veil is the follow up album to Susanne Sundfør's successful and highly acclaimed release, The Brothel. Packaging for both gatefold heavyweight vinyl and digipak CD. The artwork was also used for posters, merchandise and web. Released on EMI Norway.

Real Ones Cover

Cover art for Norwegian band, Real Ones. The group, who sing exclusively in English, are known for their unique melodic pop and folk-rock, influenced by psychedelia and oriental music.

Real Ones Cover

Cover art for Norwegian band, Real Ones. The group, who sing exclusively in English, are known for their unique melodic pop and folk-rock, influenced by psychedelia and oriental music.

Real Ones Cover

Cover art for Norwegian band, Real Ones. The group, who sing exclusively in English, are known for their unique melodic pop and folk-rock, influenced by psychedelia and oriental music.

Real Ones Cover

Cover art for Norwegian band, Real Ones. The group, who sing exclusively in English, are known for their unique melodic pop and folk-rock, influenced by psychedelia and oriental music.

Else in Love

Personal illustration project. The image is based on an old photographic short story about a lovesick young lady. Prints were made for We Occupy.

Arped People

A series of bold illustrations aiming to capture Jean Arp's naive abstracted visual language, blended with the coldness of Patrick Nagel's portraits.

Arped People

A series of bold illustrations aiming to capture Jean Arp's naive abstracted visual language, blended with the coldness of Patrick Nagel's portraits.

Arped People

A series of bold illustrations aiming to capture Jean Arp's naive abstracted visual language, blended with the coldness of Patrick Nagel's portraits.

Arped People

A series of bold illustrations aiming to capture Jean Arp's naive abstracted visual language, blended with the coldness of Patrick Nagel's portraits.

80's Lady

Personal illustration referencing the styling and glamor of the 80's.

Utikrant

Cover illustration for the Dutch culture calendar magazine, Uitkrant.

Pantsweater

A stylized personal illustration, with a thoughtful balance of line and color.

First Kiss

Cover illustration for the first edition of 360 Oslo Magazine, for the Oslo airport.

Juvelen

Album artwork for Swedish pop artist, Juvelen, created in collaboration with Grandpeople for Hybris Records. Photography by Jordy Vives.

Juvelen

Album artwork for Swedish pop artist, Juvelen, created in collaboration with Grandpeople for Hybris Records. Photography by Jordy Vives. 2008.

Blackroom – Pop Noir

Album packaging for Blackroom and Waterfall Records. Art direction, design and a custom created typeface.

Buskerud County Council

Economical plan for Buskerud County Council, focusing on art and culture. Catalogue design and illustration with a modernist sensibility.

Buskerud County Council

Economical plan for Buskerud County Council, focusing on art and culture. Catalogue design and illustration with a modernist sensibility.

Hope & Destroyer

Artwork for CCTV's debut album, Hope & Destroyer. Gatefold packaging printed with silver, yellow innersleeve, and yellow vinyl.

Hope & Destroyer

Artwork for CCTV's debut album, Hope & Destroyer. Gatefold packaging printed with silver, yellow innersleeve, and yellow vinyl.

Nails

Color and shape study of fingernails for a personal project. Using bold colors in large, defining shapes, the illustrations present graphic renditions of fingers and fingernails of varying hues.

Nails

Color and shape study of fingernails for a personal project. Using bold colors in large, defining shapes, the illustrations present graphic renditions of fingers and fingernails of varying hues.

Nails

Color and shape study of fingernails for a personal project. Using bold colors in large, defining shapes, the illustrations present graphic renditions of fingers and fingernails of varying hues.

Nails

Color and shape study of fingernails for a personal project. Using bold colors in large, defining shapes, the illustrations present graphic renditions of fingers and fingernails of varying hues.

Nails

Color and shape study of fingernails for a personal project. Using bold colors in large, defining shapes, the illustrations present graphic renditions of fingers and fingernails of varying hues.

Nails

Color and shape study of fingernails for a personal project. Using bold colors in large, defining shapes, the illustrations present graphic renditions of fingers and fingernails of varying hues.

Fra Lippo Lippi

Record packaging for 80’s pop group, Fra Lippo Lippi. Minimal design with a soft color palette reflecting the era. Box set with four CDs, and an additional box set with six vinyl records. Released on Rune Grammofon.

Fra Lippo Lippi

Record packaging for 80’s pop group, Fra Lippo Lippi. Minimal design with a soft color palette reflecting the era. Box set with four CDs, and an additional box set with six vinyl records. Released on Rune Grammofon.

Fra Lippo Lippi

Record packaging for 80’s pop group, Fra Lippo Lippi. Minimal design with a soft color palette reflecting the era. Box set with four CDs, and an additional box set with six vinyl records. Released on Rune Grammofon.

Maja S.K. Ratkje

Abstract music packaging for Norwegian composer, performer and artist, Maja S.K. Ratkje. Gatefold vinyl limited to 500 hand numbered copies, accompanied by a 16 page art booklet. Released on The Last Record Company.

Maja S.K. Ratkje

Abstract music packaging for Norwegian composer, performer and artist, Maja S.K. Ratkje. Gatefold vinyl limited to 500 hand numbered copies, accompanied by a 16 page art booklet. Released on The Last Record Company.

Secret 7"

Secret 7" is a fundraising project combining music and art for a good cause. Hundreds of creatives are invited to create a one off 7" vinyl sleeve with a secret track. All proceeds goes to charity. This watercolor sleeve was deseigned for Nick Drake’s track, Rider on the Wheel.

Secret 7"

Secret 7" is a fundraising project combining music and art for a good cause. Hundreds of creatives are invited to create a one off 7" vinyl sleeve with a secret track. All proceeds goes to charity. This watercolor sleeve was deseigned for Nick Drake’s track, Rider on the Wheel.

Secret 7"

Album artwork for Secret 7", a fundraising project combining music and art for a good cause. Hundreds of creatives are invited to create a one off 7" vinyl sleeve with a secret track. All proceeds goes to charity.

Secret 7"

Album artwork for Secret 7", a fundraising project combining music and art for a good cause. Hundreds of creatives are invited to create a one off 7" vinyl sleeve with a secret track. All proceeds goes to charity.

Skatebård – Love Attack

Album packaging for techno artist, Skatebård. Photography by Magne Sandnes. Released on Kompakt Records.

Nike Hyperize

Part of a series of engaging posters created for Nike USA to promote the 2009 Hyperize basketball shoes. Art direction by Michael Spoljaric. Photography by Chris Hornbecker.

Phone Nature

A new illustration series from MVM featuring smartphone snapshots taken in Drammen, Norway.

Phone Nature

A new illustration series from MVM featuring smartphone snapshots taken in Drammen, Norway.

Phone Nature

A new illustration series from MVM featuring smartphone snapshots taken in Drammen, Norway.

Phone Nature

A new illustration series from MVM featuring smartphone snapshots taken in Drammen, Norway.

Phone Nature

A new illustration series from MVM featuring smartphone snapshots taken in Drammen, Norway.

Phone Image

A new illustration series from MVM featuring smartphone snapshots taken in Drammen, Norway.

Powerblytt Myths - Compilation Series

Music packaging created as part of a series for Powerblytt Records. Photography by Magne Sandnes.

Powerblytt Myths - Compilation Series

Music packaging created as part of a series for Powerblytt Records. Photography by Magne Sandnes.

Powerblytt Myths - Compilation Series

Music packaging created as part of a series for Powerblytt Records. Photography by Magne Sandnes.

Powerblytt Myths - Compilation Series

Music packaging created as part of a series for Powerblytt Records. Photography by Magne Sandnes.

The Perennial Medium

Music packaging for an over-the-top experimental contemporary musical project. Photography by Magne Sandnes. Released on Safe As Milk Records.

Shadow of Events

Album packaging for Alexander Rishaug's album, Shadow of Events. Bespoke typeface, CD and vinyl sleeve created for Dekorder Records.

Shadow of Events

Album packaging for Alexander Rishaug's album, Shadow of Events. Bespoke typeface, CD and vinyl sleeve created for Dekorder Records.

Shadow of Events

Album packaging for Alexander Rishaug's album, Shadow of Events. Bespoke typeface, CD and vinyl sleeve created for Dekorder Records.

The Cool Hunter

Large scale print created for The Cool Hunter's online store. The minimalistic profiles are illustrated with an emphasis on texture and gradation.

Lars Myrvoll – The Island

Album packaging created for Norwegian musician, Lars Myrvoll, and Safe as Milk Records. Released in February 2008, the record is a compilation of small instrumental pieces and sketches.

Lars Myrvoll – The Island

Album packaging created for Norwegian musician, Lars Myrvoll, and Safe as Milk Records. Released in February 2008, the record is a compilation of small instrumental pieces and sketches.

Lars Myrvoll – The Island

Album packaging created for Norwegian musician, Lars Myrvoll, and Safe as Milk Records. Released in February 2008, the record is a compilation of small instrumental pieces and sketches.

Lars Myrvoll – The Island

Album packaging created for Norwegian musician, Lars Myrvoll, and Safe as Milk Records. Released in February 2008, the record is a compilation of small instrumental pieces and sketches.

Lars Myrvoll – The Island

Album packaging created for Norwegian musician, Lars Myrvoll, and Safe as Milk Records. Released in February 2008, the record is a compilation of small instrumental pieces and sketches.

Stian Westerhus

Illustration for prolific guitarist Stian Westerhus’s first solo album, Galore. Gatefold vinyl limited to 500 hand numbered copies, accompanied by a 16 page art booklet. Released on The Last Record Company. 2009.

Pick Me Up

Large scale fine Chinese silk print, created for London's contemporary graphic art fair at Somerset House, Pick Me Up.

Pick Me Up

Large scale fine Chinese silk print, created for London's contemporary graphic art fair at Somerset House, Pick Me Up.

Pick Me Up

Large scale fine Chinese silk print, created for London's contemporary graphic art fair at Somerset House, Pick Me Up.

Pick Me Up

Large scale fine Chinese silk print, created for London's contemporary graphic art fair at Somerset House, Pick Me Up.

About

MVM is a graphic design studio established by Norwegian graphic designer and illustrator Magnus Voll Mathiassen in 2009. Magnus was a co-founder of the studio Grandpeople, which received worldwide design acclaim. Magnus currently works on illustration, graphic design, and art direction projects for clients such as Nike, Rihanna, Sephora, L’Officiel Hommes Italia, The Fader, Microsoft, Adidas, Neenah paper, ESP Institute, Little White Lies, Sony Playstation, Rune Grammofon, Bergen International Festival, Intel, Nordic, MTV, Skype, Converse and Varoom Magazine.

Exhibitions

MVM’s work has been exhibited at Chamount International Poster Festival, Somerset House, and London’s contemporary art fair, Pick Me Up.

Publications

MVM has been featured in a number of worldwide publications including Musikraphics by Victionary, Supersonic by DGV, Cover Art and Logo by Laurence King Publishing, 1000 Supreme CD designs by Maomao, Eye Magazine, Grafik Magazine, Computer Arts, Varoom, and Tokion.