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Opinion by Richard Baird
Gustav Almestål is a Swedish still life photographer who has built an extensive, high-profile and international client list that includes the likes of Electrolux, Wall Street Journal and Hermes. He now works from Stockholm, following several years in London, on projects that range from advertising and editorial to food and interiors.
The design of Gustav Almestål’s visual identity, which rested in the hands of Swedish design studio Bedow, touches upon his personal and innovative approach, use of light and shadow, and his frequent reference to enduring still life themes and historical art. These are expressed through a distinctive and individual monogram, its sculptural and dimensional qualities, an unusual multi-coloured block foil, the chiseled serifs of Portrait and the broad monospacing of sans-serif Heimat Mono.
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