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The Malmö Burger Guide
March 02, 2020

The Malmö Burger Guide

The perfect burger... Does it exist? Is it even possible? If so, where can we find it? These are the great questions of our generation. Luckily, the answer is yes and the perfect burger resides right here in Malmö. Join our journey through the Malmö burger scene.

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Meet the new "Face of Malmö"
February 19, 2020

Meet the new "Face of Malmö"

It's been almost 3 years...

since we first opened up shop. Our original design - the "Face of Malmö" is arguably our most printed design. It's not only our logo, but it has been the center of our brand for many reasons. Mainly because people seem to love it, but also because it was made by accident. It was meant to be a circle of letters at first, but then while shifting the letters, the face appeared and we thought it looked pretty cool. And since then, we've printed it on t-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, patches, stickers and even a few coffee mugs. But as with all good things, they eventually come to an end.

That's why we're excited to announce we have a new "Face of Malmö"! Unlike its predecessor, this one was made on purpose. In the true nature of our brand, we worked with a local tattoo artist, Amy a.k.a Hollow Hands, to capture our thoughts and ideas and create a new face that feels like where we are and where we're going. We love Amy's work and her style was perfect for this. She sent us a few options, but this one really stuck out to us and felt like Malmö. We'll be revealing a few of the other options later on down the road in case you're curious.

We hope you like the new face of Malmö! We definitely do. It will be making a few appearances in our upcoming SS2020 collection, launching at the end of the month. 

If you're looking for quality stick-poke tattoo work, then Hollow Hands is a must. Amy is one of our favorites and she's also an absolute pleasure to talk to while you're getting your ink done.

No need to worry

We know some of you may be worried that the old "Face of Malmö" design will be retired now, but no need to worry. We still love that design and it will always have a place in our shop. We've made sure to keep it on a few things in our upcoming SS2020 collection, so no worries.

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April '18 Guest Collection: Aycan Elijah Yilmaz
April 18, 2018

April '18 Guest Collection: Aycan Elijah Yilmaz

The "Wink/Leafy Greens" collection is designed by Aycan Elijah Yilmaz

Our spring collection couldn't have come sooner. We're incredibly happy to present "Wink/Leafy Greens", our very first dual design collection, created by Aycan Elijah Yilmaz. Having grown up in Istanbul, Aycan was never able to connect with the broad expanses of forest and nature that we in Sweden are surrounded by. The "Leafy Greens" design is all about catching up on lost time, sitting in Pildammsparken and enjoying the sound of the wind rustling through the leaves. A little organic sanctuary in the middle of our bustling city.

The second design is inspired by the iconic Olle Eksell "ögon cacao" design. Aycan's "Wink" design is a nod (or wink if you will) to the legendary Swedish graphic designer's instantly recognizable design, but with a playful twist. Malmö is all about playful twists, as we're a city that doesn't take itself too seriously, so we loved Aycan's take on a classic design.

The collection consists of a white classic fit t-shirt, a black classic fit t-shirt, a white twill tote bag, a black twill tote bag, and a 50x70cm print. All garments are printed on Neutral garments and screen printed at Malmö Screen Print. All paper items are printed at AtGraphiken print shop in downtown Malmö. 

Aycan's collection is printed in limited quantities and designed exclusively for Malmö Clothing Co.

We asked Aycan a few questions about himself and life in Malmö:

What is the inspiration behind the design?
Malmö's parks. As someone who grew up in a big urban city, I haven't had that much contact with nature, and since I moved to Malmö, whenever there is a little bit of sunshine, I find myself sitting at one of the parks, making up for the lost time.

What technique or process did you use to create the design?
I have started with exploring some of the organic elements I wanted to use, and made rough sketches on how to simplify the details on them. I looked into different sans serif types, and adjusted the outlines of the word mark I wanted to appear in the garden. I have used Adobe Draw on an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil to finalize the composition around the word mark, and finalised the line work and fine details on Adobe Illustrator.

Where did you grown up and how long have you lived in Malmö?
I grew up mostly in Istanbul, had short lived affairs with some of the central European capitals and have been living here for the past 5 years.

What do you do for work?
I am a Visual Designer, designing identities and interfaces at Above Agency.

What do you do for fun?
I love being out and about at Möllan square.

What keeps you here in Malmö?
The people.

What’s one thing you would change about Malmö?
The wind. Oh the wind.

What makes Malmö a place that’s worth visiting?
The people. I have never witnessed such a diverse and welcoming crowd in any place else

Best coffee in town?
Kaffebaren, nothing fancy, if you can find a place to sit.

Best falafel in town?
Not really a big falafel fan, sorry :)

Best bar for a beer or cocktail in town?
On a sunny day, I would go to any bar that gets direct light for beers. For just cocktails, I'd recommend Belle Epoque.

What should every tourist know about Malmö when they visit?
This is the 4th most diverse city on earth. 171 nationalities in 1 town!

Where can we find more of your work?
www.ayelijah.com

Aycan's top 5 places to visit in Malmö:

  • Pildammsparken
  • Kungsparken
  • Ribban
  • Möllevångstorget
  • Scaniabadet

Aycan's top 5 places to eat at in Malmö:

  • Dubbel Dubbel
  • Lyran
  • Kv Åkern
  • Mineral
  • Misoteket

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February '18 Guest Collection: Johanna Stark
February 18, 2018

February '18 Guest Collection: Johanna Stark

The "Love/Hate" collection is designed by Johanna Stark

For our first guest collection of 2018, we got in touch with local designer, Johanna Stark. She's an extremely talented illustrator and graphic designer that uses color and loose form to its best. Her designs are inspired by the world around her and how she interacts with it. Her guest design is no different. A playful and humorous blend of things that make our city what it is, you are guaranteed to love/hate them all. From the giant rose in Folkets park to the rats that scurry through our streets, this design is Malmö from top to bottom. Johanna has even thrown in some special illustrations that only the most die-hard Malmöites will recognize. Can you guess them all?

The collection consists of two A5 postcards, a cotton gym bag, a white fitted t-shirt, and a super soft zip hoodie. All garments are printed on Neutral garments and screen printed at Malmö Screen Print. All paper items are printed at AtGraphiken print shop in downtown Malmö. 

Johanna's collection is printed in limited quantities and designed exclusively for Malmö Clothing Co.

 

We asked Johanna a few questions about herself and life in Malmö:

What is the inspiration behind the design?
The inspiration is kind of a mashup of what Malmö is for me - the constant mix of great and shitty things, all blended together in a modest sized city.

What technique or process did you use to create the design?
I started out with hand drawn sketches using different colors of markers and posca pens, then I cut out the shapes and moved them around - often I feel more inspired working by hand than on the computer. But sooner or later I end up scanning everything of course, since somethings makes more sense doing on the computer, like changing colors and so on.

Where did you grown up and how long have you lived in Malmö?
Growing up I moved around a bit, but my first years I spent in a super small village called Vomb, about 45 minutes from Malmö. It’s a great place, with a big forest, three lakes and nice old houses. My parents still live there, and it’s always really nice to go visit them. We also lived a couple of years in Chicago (quite a contrast!) and two years in Italy. I think that moving around made me feel that the world is very accessible, and that opportunities are endless.. A very positive thing to learn at an early age I think.

I’ve lived in Malmö for five years, but before that I lived in Lund for some time and even then I would hang out a lot in Malmö.

What do you do for work?
Many different things! But I mainly see myself as an graphic designer and illustrator. I also work part time as a visual merchandiser and sales person at Marimekko, and lately I’ve been managing their flagship store in Copenhagen. I’ve also been working as a costume assistant at a movie set, done some copywriting and held lectures at an art school. If something interesting comes my way, I jump in! I’m also currently working on a new lifestyle brand with my boyfriend. Whatever I do though, I always try to carve out a couple days a week for creative work.

What do you do for fun?
Travel! Mainly to destinations where the weather is nice and the surf is up! Every winter me and my boyfriend escape winter in Malmö for a month or two and go somewhere to rest, surf and draw. For me this gives energy and new ideas for the year to come, as well as feeling grateful for what we have at home, a nice apartment and a great welfare system…

What keeps you here in Malmö?
I love that everything is so accessible, that you can walk or take your bike all over town. Also having the ocean nearby means a lot. And of course, the diversity, having lots of different cultures in one city almost makes me feel like I’m traveling all the time, which for me is very positive! And over all I think that Malmö has a nice relaxed vibe, people take time to just hang out and have a coffee or beer.

What’s one thing you would change about Malmö?
The weather! If someone could just make the wind stop a couple more days a year that would be really nice. And add some waves to Öresund! There has been some talk about a wave garden though, would be awesome if that went through.

What makes Malmö a place that’s worth visiting?
I would say the overall nice vibe and the many good places to eat. And that it’s a city where you can walk to everything!

Best coffee in town?
Cafe nr 6, a nice small coffee bar in our neighborhood

Best falafel in town?
Jalla jalla! Loud party music 24/7, friendly staff & obviously good falafel!

Best bar for a beer or cocktail in town?
For beer and a pizza: Family pub at Nobelvägen - a true home away from home where the staff makes everyone feel like their friends. 

What should every tourist know about Malmö when they visit?
That the summer usually lasts like two days - and you never really know if it’s in June or September. People are generally really friendly, ask for help and you will most likely get it! Lilla Torg of course has some nice buildings, but try walking 30 minutes in any direction away from it and you will discover some really nice places.

Where can we find more of your work?
On Instagram @johannastark or my website johannastark.se

 

Johanna's top 5 places to visit in Malmö:

  • Djuphavsbadet - for a dip in the sea from the rocks (if your lucky and score one of those two summer days)
  • The area around St Knut - for fika

  • Slottsträdgården - an amazing garden in the middle of the city, surrounded by a nice park.
  • St Pauli graveyard - a great place for walking around and checking out some really neat gravestone designs, but also a really nice, calm and well kept garden
  • Yoga Kendra - the best yoga studio ever, amazing teachers & warm atmosphere. Go for a drop in class, they have all kinds of yoga.

 

Johanna's top 5 places to eat at in Malmö:

  • Lyran - a set five course menu, they just show you which ingredients they’ve got, and then it’s a surprise what they make. Perfect for people that have a hard time with decisions!
  • Bastard - great interior, cozy courtyard and super nice food with locally produced ingredients. Don’t miss the stone oven made pizza in the summer!
  • Scandwich at Mitt Möllan - so much more than a sandwich, it’s more like a world class meal on a piece of sourdough bread
  • Green mango - good Thai food both for lunch & dinner
  • Casual - burgers that are hard to beat, this is where we often end up after a long day of work

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December '17 Guest Collection: Jullia Lyko
December 19, 2017

December '17 Guest Collection: Jullia Lyko

The "Best of Malmö" collection is designed by Jullia Lyko

This month's collection comes from an illustrator who's work we instantly fell in love with; Jullia Lyko. We found her (or rather she found us) on Instagram and with a few scrolls, we knew her style was perfect for this month's collection. Finding the right balance and weight in hand lettering can be tricky, but Jullia's eye for symmetry and balance made sure our collaboration design came out perfect! For this collection, she's highlighted some of the things that make this city what it is. A proper conversation piece, this design will always invite opinions on why people love this city. This is our largest collection release so far, with 8 total pieces being released.

Part 1 of the collection is available now and part 2 will be launched on Thursday 7 December.

The collection consists of two 50x70cm prints, A5 postcards, gym bag, tote bag, laptop bag, 2 t-shirts and a super soft hoodie. All garments are printed on Neutral garments and screen printed at Malmö Screen Print. All paper items are printed at AtGraphiken print shop in downtown Malmö. 

Jullia's collection is printed in limited quantities and designed exclusively for Malmö Clothing Co.

 

We asked Jullia a few questions about herself and life in Malmö:

What is the inspiration behind the design?
The idea was to highlight the things that make Malmö such an unique city to visit and live in. 

What technique or process did you use to create the design?
It’s a hand drawn lettering (pencil+ marker), which was scanned and after vectorised in Illustrator.

Where did you grown up and how long have you lived in Malmö?
I grew up in Lviv, Western Ukraine and moved to Malmö almost 4 years ago.

What do you do for work?
I’m a freelance graphic designer.

What do you do for fun?
Cook, eat, ride my bike, take photos, and meet friends.

What keeps you here in Malmö?
My family.

What’s one thing you would change about Malmö?
The wind. If Malmö would be less windy, it would be just perfect :D

What makes Malmö a place that’s worth visiting?
Restaurants (or it’s just because I love the food :D)

Best coffee in town?
Café Dornonville or the pink café.

Best falafel in town?
Badrans Super Falafel by the City library.

Best bar for a beer or cocktail in town?
For a beer, I would go to Drumbar, for a cocktail probably the rooftop bar at Malmö Live.

What should every tourist know about Malmö when they visit?
Best thing you can do in Malmö- rent a bike.

Where can we find more of your work?
On Instagram @jullia_lyko or my website jullialyko.com

 

Jullia's top 5 places to visit in Malmö:

  • Västra Hamnen & Ribban (my favourite part of Malmö, specially during the summer)

  • Slottsparken (lovely park with the cute garden)

  • Möllan (all the cool bars and shops)

  • The Bridge (don’t think need to explain, it's an icon!)

  • Moderna Museet (for the art lovers)

 

Jullia's top 5 places to eat at in Malmö:

  • Occo

  • Kin Long

  • Rebell

  • Saiko

  • Via Napoli

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November '17 Guest Collection: Matilda Svensson
November 15, 2017

November '17 Guest Collection: Matilda Svensson

The "Kallis Mornings" collection is designed by Matilda Svensson

This month's collection comes from our good friend and talented illustrator, Matilda Svensson. Inspired by the tranquility and inner peace one can find within Kallbadhuset på Ribersborg, Matilda created this design in her unique style for her guest collection. A natural with the paint brush, she uses a palette of blues and calm ocean greens to recreate the aesthetic of one of Malmö’s most relaxing environments. Her love for the sea and tranquility shines through above all, which is exactly why we love this design and we think you will too.

The collection consists of two 50x70cm prints, A5 postcards, A6 gift cards, and a 2018 A3 calendar. All are printed at AtGraphiken print shop in downtown Malmö. 

Matilda's collection is printed in limited quantities and designed exclusively for Malmö Clothing Co.

We asked Matilda a few questions about herself and life in Malmö:

What is the inspiration behind the design?
When I moved to Malmö about 6 years ago, one of my friends took me to ”Kallis” (kallbadhuset på Ribersborg) and I fell in love instantly. To go there an early morning and meet the silence is perfect for an ever working person like me. As a cheap spa you can say =) 

What technique or process did you use to create the design?
I've been thinking about this pattern for a long time, but because I think it's so hard to paint people, I've never got it down on paper. Until now! The pattern is hand painted with watercolor.

Where did you grown up and how long have you lived in Malmö?
I grew up on the countryside in Skåne. After my design studies in Växjö, I moved to Malmö about six years ago.

What do you do for work?
I work as freelance graphic designer and illustrator. I´m also an AD at Antik & Auktion, Northern Europe's largest magazine for antiques, art and design.

What do you do for fun?
Drinking wine with my friends, exercising, and hanging out with my dog Elvis in my summerhouse in Ystad. And of course working, I love my job!

What keeps you here in Malmö?
Malmö is actually the only big city in Sweden I would like to live in, otherwise I would probably stay abroad. Have a dream of living in Paris one day! Malmö is a lovely multicultural city with nice people and above all you are always close to the sea.

What’s one thing you would change about Malmö?
Probably the rest of Sweden's image of the city. It tends to be quite prejudiced.

What makes Malmö a place that’s worth visiting?
You can experience very much on a small surface. A little big city.  There is a lot happening in Malmö and I think this city is the future. 

Best coffee in town?
Atrium kaffebar in Slottstaden. 

Best falafel in town?
Badrans Super Falafel by the city library.

Best bar for a beer or cocktail in town?
Hmm hard… I don´t drink beer but love wine so probably Lénoteca, Bastard or the rooftop bar at Malmö LIVE.

What should every tourist know about Malmö when they visit?
Everything is close so it's probably best to walk or rent a bike. 

Where can we find more of your work?
On Instagram, @matildasvensson.com or at my homepage matildasvensson.com

Matilda's top 5 places to visit in Malmö:

  • Kallis of course!

  • Slottsparken (For a lovely walk)

  • Tekniska museet (my favourite museum)

  • The roof top bar at Malmö LIVE (the view). 

  • Katrinetorp Landeri (One of Sweden's best preserved empire facilities with historic gardens and an English landscape park. So beautiful!)

Matilda's top 5 places to eat at in Malmö:

  • Västergatan

  • Eatery Social Taqueria

  • Escama Gastrobar

  • Via Napoli

  • Badrans Super Falafel

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September '17 Guest Collection: Patch Hofweber
September 10, 2017

September '17 Guest Collection: Patch Hofweber

The "Malmøcity" collection is designed by Patch Hofweber

We're incredibly happy to be launching our FIRST (of many) guest collections for Malmö Clothing Co. This month is designed by Patch Hofweber, a designer and cycling enthusiast originally from California, but living and working in Sweden since 2006.

Patch's collection is printed in limited quantities and designed exclusively for Malmö Clothing Co.

 

We asked Patch a few questions about himself and life in Malmö:

Tell us a bit about origins
I was born and raised in Humboldt County, California — between the redwoods and the Pacific. I came here as an 18 year old and have made Skåne my home.

What do you do for work?
I’m a graphic designer with a penchant for typography. These days I mostly design and build websites for public transit.

What do you do for fun?
Cycling is my passion, it checks all the boxes. Exercise, exploration, socialization, alone-time, and transport — all under one umbrella. That and spending time with my 17-month-old daughter.

What do you like about Malmö?
It’s a simple city to get around in, everything is relatively close. After living in Stockholm I can appreciate how every area is interconnected.

What’s one thing you would change about Malmö?
Some mountains just outside of town would be great. If you can’t make that happen I’d settle for an authentic taco truck.

Best coffee in town?
Djäkne Kaffebar

Best falafel in town?
Sara on Bergsgatan — The fresh baked bread does it for me

Best bar for a beer?
Beerditch

What should every tourist know about Malmö when they visit?
Rent or borrow a bike.

Patch's top 5 places to visit in Malmö:

  • Limhamns Kalkbrott
  • Brofästet
  • Malmö Konsthall
  • Folkets Park
  • FormDesign Center

Patch's top 5 places to eat at in Malmö:

  • Lyran
  • Saltimporten
  • Scania
  • Casual
  • Shamiat

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