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ABOUT DARKGROVE DESIGN


 

First, let us introduce the concept and give an answer to the obvious question: what is Darkgrove Design all about?

Darkgrove is a graphic design studio, which was created by the artist / graphic designer / illustrator / musician MA. Jan “Örkki” Yrlund back in 1997. Darkgrove creates artwork and illustrations mainly for the music industry and has its roots in Metal, Gothic, Fantasy, Rock and Alternative styles. Besides music related commissions, Darkgrove is also available for all kinds of different graphic works.

 

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DARKGROVE SERVICES


 

  • Art Direction – Creative mind for all your graphic needs
  • CD and DVD cover artwork / booklet design
  • Illustrations / pen drawings / paintings
  • Website design / programming and coding / e-cards
  • Promo-material: posters / flyers / banners / cards
  • Logo design and branding
  • Video teasers / lyric videos /  editing (YouTube, Vimeo etc)
  • Band and portret photography
  • T-shirt design, stage backdrops
  • Wall paintings, screen projections
  • Flash animations, digiscreen
  • Private commissions (gifts / photo retouching etc.)
  • Music production and functional music

ABOUT THE ARTIST


 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Born in Tampere, Finland.
Senior High School of Arts
(Tammerkosken Kuvataidelukio, graduated in 1989).
Master Of Arts
(Art History, University Of Amsterdam, graduated in 1998).
Languages: fluent Finnish, Dutch, English, moderate German and Swedish

ART

Cover artwork (Record Companies / bands). Illustrations, paintings, photography, multimedia, web-design and so on. Anything visual and creative.

ART HISTORY

Specialized in Dutch 17th Century fine art, Italian Renaissance, Iconography, old techniques, painting materials and atelier practices. Advisor and research-specialist on the reconstruction of the Atelier of Rembrandt (Museum the Rembrandt House). Consultant for the film “Rembrandt, de schilder aan het werk” (Visser & Rijckevorsel Filmprodukties 1998). Lectures on art-historical subjects (a.o. Nationaal Restauratie Centrum, Vrije Academie voor Kunsthistorisch Onderzoek etc.) Author of several essays and papers (Kunstenaarsmateriaal, Simulacrum etc.). Consultant on some other art-historical projects. Redaction-assistant on the exhibitions and the catalogue of “The Landscape Of Rembrandt” (Gemeentearchief Amsterdam / Foundation Custodia, Paris)

MUSIC

Musician / composer. You can check out the personal Discography if you are interested…

MA. Jan “Örkki” Yrlund (Owner, SEO)