Tom Freston did a piece on Danish "freetown" Christiania for Vanity Fair. 41 years after his first visit with flowers in his hair, Tom Freston revisits the old hippie strong hold, now Copenhagen's biggest tourist attraction - some say even bigger than Tivoli and Legoland. I am happy to have been a (small) part of it. Read here: http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/2013/09/christiana-forty-years-copenhagen
Jonas Hartz has joined forces with VICE Media DK to launch a row of ambitious projects in the near future. Taking on the position as head of Strategic Partnerships and focusing on creative content development:
Long time no updates. I am launching a new site shortly. Not so flash.
*SAVE THE DATE* 8th of February 2013 - Hz is hosting a Wood Wood event in NYC this forth coming fashion week. Expect big fun.
December is going to be huge at Natbar. Not only did we already celebrate the annual Movember charity, we are also planning some huge line up's. The 8th is going to be a big night with the screening of a new film about Icelandic super band Sigur Ros, and a special Natbar dj session featuring Trentemøller and Djuna Barnes. The 15th Natbar will host the monthly Modern Lovers Night, This time welcoming Kaiser Chiefs (UK) and Craig Jamieson (Sco)
Working as a cunsultant for the main music venue in Aarhus: Train
Working with DR Koncerthuset to make 21.12.12 a memorable evening. DR Tema is broadcasting live from The End Of The World, as predicted by ancient Mayan calendar. Hz is participating in the planning of the live event taking place in the concert house.
Hz is working with DR x CPH:DOX and VICE producing the Scandinavian premiere of SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS - the film about the very loud ending to LCD Soundsystem. The film is also a portrait of JAMES MURPHY. the LCD front man will join the party by dj'ing after the screening together with the infamous 2MANYDJS.
During Copenhagen Fashion Week Jonas Hartz was leading the creative production of the adidas Originals show this year. Working with MO/PR the show was produced together with stylist Alexandra Carl, with music by Spleen United and visuals by Dark Matters. Pictures from the show in the link below
Hz has been project leader producing a trade show promotion video for Louis Poulsen and their new SILVERBACK lamp designed by KiBiSi. Hz teamed up with WAAITT to produce the film. Have a look here:
Hz is hosting a party for Danish IT sensation PODIO. Congrats to Tommy who sold the company without selling out
Hz produced the launch for the new mens magazine Cover Man at the former Lauritz Betjent in Copenhagen. Like they say: "everybody was there":
Happy to announce that Jonas Hartz will be working for Vice Media Group Scandinavia from 1st of March. We are looking forward to many interesting collaborations in the time to come
Hz is producing campaign film for the iconic Danish lamp maker Louis Poulsen. The film will feature new lighting design by KiBiSi. Work in progress
Hz is working with Malling Publishing regarding the launch of the new lifestyle and fashion magazine COVER Man to be launched March 2012
Hz is working with Bremen Teater, consulting on social design and events for the mythical venue in the heart of Copenhagen. More to come
National danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende wrote about Hz's involvement with KB3 in several articles:
Hz has been working with the brand new venue in Denmark KB3 in the happening meat packing district of Copenhagen.A preopening party featuring James Murphy (DFA/LCD Soundsystem) launched the unique space, before the city council stopped all activities due to possible polution in the area. Unfortunate, but hopefully just a minor delay before the premises again can operate.
Hz has just finalized an interior decoration job for the largest private chiropractic clinic in Denmark: WestLoft Kiropraktorene. We will continue the project with development of the graphic design profile and communication strategy in the continoues efforts to transform the identity of WestLoft as cutting edge within the field.
Hz is working with Pandora Jewelry and a team of creative specialists, developing a sound and music identity for the brand. The field of music and sound branding is one of the fastest-growing disciplines in marketing with many possibilities for positive consumer engagement. Hz is leading the project finding the right solution for Pandora within the field. Work in progress
The online blog Highsnobiety has made a small video from the adidas Blue collection launch in Copenhagen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFtJxZLsRGs
...And we did our own: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0msJffaGir8
Hz in collaboration with MO/PR and adidas international is producing the adidas Originals Blue collection launch during Copenhagen Fashion Week. The show includes performances by twisted pop sensation Giana Factory, Tighteye & Muzzle Flash and video installation by Cities on Fire as well as fashion stuff for the fashionistas. Creative direction by Hz
The most prestigious creative communications award in Denmark is called Creative Circle. Creative Circle awards projects and works within the categories of design, advertising and digital. Hz is on the jury this year with a group of highly acclaimed designers and advertising specialists. The Creative Circle award show will take place the 7th of May 2010
Hz is consulting for Post Danmark A/S on the annual DM Award due to tak place in May. Big program coming up
Jonas Hartz is on jury duty for the annual iByen award established by national newspaper Politiken. The iByen award is one of the leading awards for initiatives on the social scene of Copenhagen - best restaurant, bar, idea etc. is awarded in individual categories. Hz is happy to be a part of the celebration of life in this city of ours. Pls make your vote count: http://www.ibyen.dk/ibyen-prisen/
Hz is working with The Danish Embassy in China, doing project development for the Northern Lighthouse due to take place at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. A very exciting project. More info to come as the project develops.Stay tuned
Louisiana Lounge is back this Friday at the great museum for modern art in Humlebaek, Denmark - with music direction by Hz. First up this new season is the underground gem Pac from the CAN collective. Next up is Master Fatman feat.: Liv Lykke, Kenneth Bager Experience and many more throughout 2010. For more info, pls check: http://www.louisiana.dk
Jonas Hz will be spinning real records for a night of Sleaze, Sweat and Crack @ the Wood Wood party, going down at the forgotten gem the Red Pimpernel club in Copenhagen during the CPH fashion week - this saturday! Aso perfoming on this night of mayhem is: Tiedeye (DFA/Modular), Hugo Capablanca (Bar Thausend/Gomma, Berlin), Måns (Rollerboys, Sthlm), Evangelos (Gomma), Kim Jones (Fashion Enfant Terrible), Le Gammeltoft (Sound Of CPH) and WW Soundsystem. LETSGOOO!
Hz is happy to announce Pandora as our newest client, working on packaging design for this unique company, providing jewellery design for a worldwide audience. work in progress through March 2010
NEW ADDRESS: Hz, Flæsketorvet 13, Den Hvide Kødby, DK-1711 Copenhagen V
HAPPY NEW YEAR YALL. New projects coming up. Music direction for a new prime time TV talk show on national TV2 in collaboration with Kenneth Bager, Music For Dreams and Nordisk Film TV Production. On air this coming Friday. Also, consulting on music programming for Pandora Jewellery. Stay tuned
Hz is relocating to Kødbyen, the meat packing district in Copenhagen. Very happy to be here, enjoying the view of things to come
I forbindelse med Louisianas Fredagslounge arrangementer har Hz samarbejdet med Kenneth Bager og Louisiana om udgivelsen af: ’LOUISIANA compiled by Kenneth Bager’
Kenneth Bager & Friends går live med nye ny Louisiana CD på Fredagslounge i Louisiana Café, Fredag den 13. november 2009 kl. 18.30
Den internationalt anerkendte DJ og musiker Kenneth Bager har flere gange været på programmet til Fredagslounge på Louisiana, hvor han har skabt en intens stemning for fulde huse. Det har givet grobund for ideen om et samarbejde i form af produktion af en særlig Louisiana CD med kunstneren.
Fredag den 13. november 2009 udgives CD’en med titlen ’LOUISIANA compiled by Kenneth Bager’ featuring bl. a. Wim Mertens, Yann Tiersen, Richard Hawley, Penguin Café Orchestra og The Kenneth Bager Experience - og ved aftenens Fredagslounge kan cafeens gæster være med til at høre Kenneth Bager & Friends spille den ny CD-musik live for første gang.
CD’en indeholder et inciterende lydunivers bygget op over nyklassiske kompositioner og akustisk, rytmisk musik og CD’ens coverfoto er skabt af billedkunstneren Erik Steffensen.
Louisiana Lounge continues on special dates. Next up is Krede (D'Store Mix), long time lounge and downbeat DJ, here there and everywhere. Save the date: 30/10/09
Soon to be confirmed: the launch of the first ever Louisiana Lounge CD, selected by Kenneth Bager. More to come...
Hz is working with Koncern and Nordisk Film to celebrate the galla premiere of the new danish film APPLAUS. The film is receiving great reviews at several international film festivals and presents the fresh new talent of new danish cinema
Relocating the studio after 4 years at Islands Brygge, it's time to move on for now. Hz still owns the premises, but will operate elsewhere for the year to come. More later.
Louisiana Lounge in August:
Dear All, throughout August we have invited some of our best friends to come and play at the beautiful museum. Louisiana is an institution in Danish culture, not only the primary art museum in Denmark, but a cultural hub of great experiences. Every Friday we will present some of the best downtempo music artists and producers in the restaurant and famous Louisiana garden.
From 1830-2200 Every Friday.
The event is free for the guests of the museum..
CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER, BACK IN AUGUST
This Friday the 12th of June, Louisiana Museum of Modern art will host a night of advanced listening music in collaboration with Hz. First up is DJ Mxll and Rasmus Juel on the horn. Friday the 19th of June features Kenneth Bager, head honcho of the Music For Dreams label. Art & music for all
Jonas Hartz will be in London the 20th of May for the Moonspoon Saloon performance at Tal R's Armes de Chine exhibition - Victoria Miro Gallery
Jonas Hartz has accepted to be on the board for Creative Circle.
Creative Circle is a non-profit organisation for people in the creative industries in Denmark.
The purpose of Creative Circle is to raise the creative standards within advertising, design and digital by rewarding and documenting outstanding work as well as educate and inspire.
The largest event of Creative Circle is the annual event, Creative Circle Award (CCA), which is the most prestigeous advertising award in Denmark and with 48 sub categories, it's the largest award show in the Scandinavian region.
Pls find more info: http://www.creativecircleaward.dk/
Hz will be working with Louisiana Museum of Modern Art on music programming in May/June and a Moonspoon Saloon fashion/art event and galleryshow in London
Article in the April issue of Danish magazine Bolig Magasinet regarding the TV studio design of Go'Morgen Danmark on National TV 2 orchestrated by Hz and designed by our friends at Kilo Design
So they say:
With great interest we have been following the lively debate in the daily press on our concept for the new morning show on TV 2. A lot has been said and done, and the interest has been overwhelming. To change a daily TV-show format can surely stir up some emotions, which is interesting regardless which standpoint one has. Some points are taken, some we disagree with, but we will continue to follow the public opinion on this. On that note: according to the Gallup poles, the show ratings has gone up 20%
The brand new Go'morgen and Go'aften Danmark TV show formats is on air on national TV 2 from the 5th of January 2009 with creative direction by Jonas Hartz for Nordisk Film. The production features a full creative package solution including graphic design, motion graphics, music package and studio design by the Hz team of creative specialists. GO!
Hz is taking on the assignment as creative director of the two daily talkshows GoMorgen Danmark and GoAften Danmark on national TV 2 for Nordisk Film TV production. Hz is working closely with a team of creative specialists and Nordisk Film to create look and feel for both programs that are the most viewed tv talk shows in Denmark.
The new show formats will air in the beginning of January 2009
Feature on Hz's parallel worlds in the international Mini Magazine Copenhagen Issue:
Hz will be travelling for the next 2 weeks, Mallorca and New York for the fashion week. Loads of good events to attend, meetings and people to see. Results yet to be seen, but business & pleasure indeed.
Nice online feature on the IKON project book in Danish magazine Republic:
A limited amount of the IKON book can be purchased at the new gallery/store Chi Chi Potter in Copenhagen, co-owned by photographer Elizabeth Heltoft. Nice place to visit!
*SATURDAY, AUGUST 16th 2008*
Together with ABSOLUT and the sweet people of Jolene Bar in Copenhagen, Hz will celebrate and embrace the true colors in all with a night to remember.
ABSOLUT VODKA was among the first consumer brands to openly embrace the lesbian and gay rights movemements dating back to the early eighties. Now, in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the Rainbow Flag, the main symbol of the LGBT movement, ABSOLUT is launching ABSOLUT COLORS, a tribute to diversity, individuality and the pride of letting your own real colors shine through...
Celebrate with pride!
Hz is happy to announce that we have worked closely with and for Nordisk Film TV Prod. to develop a new concept for the morning and evening show platforms for the
national Danish TV 2. The concept has been chosen out of a quality field of 8 production companies in Denmark and was announced the winner yesterday. We look forward to execute the ideas on screen in the near future
Absolut stuff in the pipeline. Going to be a rainbow coloured summer. More to come.
OK, the blogspot is up and running again. All that hype and happiness to share: http://jonashartz.blogspot.com/
Working with DR (National Danish Broadcast) on artistic content and concept development for KONCERTHUSET, new concert hall under construction at the DR-village in Copenhagen
Hz is doing research for BMW International for future campaign activities
Jonas Hartz lectures at the National Music Venue Seminar in Kolding on the subject of content development for altenative use of event space, primarely focusing on creative processes as experienced through Hz case studies
Hz is working closely with Nordisk Film TV production on idea development and presentation of new and alternative tv formats for prime time Danish national tv and other platforms
Hz received a Silver Creative Circle Award this Friday for the IKON project in the category Corperate Identity. It was a close call, with a strong field of several other interesting projects submitted.
"This is a great honour and a nice closure to a fun project, where I had the opportunity to work together with some of the most talented and devoted creative specialists in Denmark and even Berlin and New York, as well as the most legendary and important Danish design clients imaginable. Therefore, I am proud that this work is aknowledged in a context we do not normally find our selves in. Thank you for the champagne and the attention!"
The IKON website: http://www.h-z.dk/ikon
Check out the new COVER magazine, Paris Special issue featuring a Versus article on club life, music and fashion with Pedro Winter and Jonas Hartz, as well as a full update on who is who in the beautiful city
Hz is working with Royal Copenhagen on a packaging and concept development project for a selection of statuettes to be launched soon
Hz teamed up with Mxll to create the soundtrack to our lives at the LE LE Restaurant in Copenhagen
We got a brand new sound system with a brand new beat. Mxll on the turntables and The Jewel on the horn. wicked
Date: Every SATURDAY
Place: Lê Lê Nhá Háng
DK-1620 COPENHAGEN V
Jazz up! Mxll featuring Jewell + friends of ours....
Free entrance - bring your lovers
In the pipeline: new projects with DR, Royal Copenhagen, Absolut, Lê Lê, The Inoue Brothers and some interesting exhibitions coming up - more info soon
In with the new. Stay tuned in 2008 - happy new year!
Due to the many requests a limited number of the IKON NY exhibition book will be sold from the store Wood Wood in Copenhagen. More info: www.woodwood.dk
at Hz Studio, Sturlasgade 14D
SKINS, photographs by GAVIN WATSON, on show: 8.-18. DECEMBER
EVERY DAY 12.00-17.00
SKINS is produced in collaboration with Vice Mag. You will get to experience the unique photographic material shot by Gavin Watson, documenting his life on the wild side as a part of the Wycombe Skinheads in the erly 80's North London
These photographs, some documentet in the classic book of the same titel, has been the main inspiration to the film: This Is England - a must see for the culture concious. If you don't know, now you know!
To keep this NEWS update strictly Hz and to limit the total chaos & mass confusion of mixed messages and info overload, I have set up a blogspot of hype and happiness for me to share:
Since it's hard enough to navigate as it is, let's keep broadening the struggle
*Friday November 16th 2007 - 17h00 @ Hz*
In collaboration with Andersen_s Contemporary og CPH DOX:
Film: RECORDED and BRILLIANT NOIZE
Live in concert: CHARLES HAYWARD (UK) and
Absolut Pear Vodka launch in Copenhagen on Thursday. We have teamed up with our good friend Thomas Veber who is in charge of El Bulli Texturas in Scandinavia to produce a row of innovative and amazing pear-flavoured food and drinks experiences. It's all going pear shaped now. This exclusive night is hosted together with MO/PR
IKON at Storefront
A reflection of Danish design in New York City
From 19 September 2007, Storefront will open its façade to a kaleidoscopic exhibition of Danish design manifested through the history, life, work and products of five Danish design brands;
Bang & Olufsen (sound and vision), Fritz Hansen (furniture), Georg Jensen (jewelry and silverware), Louis Poulsen (lighting) and Royal Copenhagen (porcelain)
‘We’re very pleased to have the opportunity to host some of the all-time masterpieces of Danish design at Storefront this fall. Why do some items make the transition from fulfilling a basic function, such as listening to music or serving food, to becoming a work of art? This exhibition will tell the fascinating story behind the genesis of these icons’, says Joseph Grima, Director for Storefront for Art and Architecture
The Danish creative studio Hz has curated the exhibition with the aim to let the artistic forces of Danish design be refracted through a prism. ‘When light hits a prism of crystal, the rays are refracted, gaining volume, color and shape. For literally hundreds of years, these companies have functioned as prisms that have invited designers, sculptors, architects and sound engineers to use their production facilities to create past, present and future icons’, states the Creative Director behind the exhibition, Jonas Hartz of Hz
In connection with the IKON exhibition, a limited edition book will be released to further the inside look into the heritage, the personal relationships, the production and the design philosophies behind these icons
check website: www.h-z.dk/ikon
In a creative collaboration with the infamous The Inoue Brothers, Hz is coming out with two brand new Tshirt projects. Too Hot For Cashmere baby, selected stores only
Mxll & Jonas Hz will return to the wheels of steel at our favourite Vietcong hang out restaurant LêLê in Copenhagen for a special summer bash. Bring your lovers
Some pictures of the latest exhibition with Mr. Nicholas Taylor and his photographs of Jean Michel Basquiat, band GRAY and the NYC 1983 Mudd CLub scene. Still rockin', Mr. Taylor as DJ High Priest together with Mxll representing on the CPH scene anno 2007
Hz will host the release of the next S Magazine, including an exclusive exhibition of all new works by the involved photographers. Open from Monday 11th of June 12PM-17PM
Big up to the RubaDub crew for fucking up our Mondays. It's a painfull pleasure indeed. Aron is LOUD!
Thank you to Turbinehallerne for all the good experiences, theater and cheap beer. A true culture institution is closing down and so much mad fun for the last three years is over. All good things come to an end and we climbed the roof of that amazing building for the last time this Sunday morning. What a ride.
Hangin' loose in Berlin. Tal R hosting his 40th
b-day, Noize spinning the music and Metrofarm giving us the full lo-down on the Berlin design scene these days. I am very greatful
JEAN MICHEL BASQUAIT THROUGH
Exhibition at Hz, Sturlasgade 14D St.
Hz is going to feature a show/exhibition with photographs by Nicholas Taylor, 1/5 part of the legendary Gray orchestra also featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat and Vincent Gallo a.o. The material includes unique footage from the heydays of Mudd Club in New York and the art rock scene of the day. Also included in the exhibition all new work inspired by these legends. This is art and music history updated, produced in collaboration with The Inoue Brothers and Style Japan. More info to come on this one not to be missed!
Soon to be: Launch of the ABSOLUT Ruby Red and ICEBAR Copenhagen with a spring/winther garden of cold
and and warm visuals, iceblocks and flowers and the man of the hour: Trentemøller performing his Last Resort
A few flix from the other night. Hz hosted a trendseminar for SonyEricsson, flashing their fancy phones for a fashion concious crowd of invited girls, mamas and femmes fatales. Strawberries anyone?
Hz and Inoue has designed a new sexy royal blue/gold pattern for the 1664 beer trucks, ready to hit the streets in Copenhagen. Cheers!
Welcome to the jungle! Thanx to Nina, Trentemøller, Neil Aline, Alex from Tokyo, Monique and Yann from GJ, the whole 205 crew, Charles Renfro, David from Maharishi and all of them New York heads for making this trip one to remember. Fashion week? New York don't care - and that's the new black!
Pls check my good friend and great photo-artist and New York hardcore: www.ninamouritzen.com
Danish design classic Georg Jensen is launching the new Cave jewellery line in New York. Even the music is great -Trentemøller is going to perform his Last Resort. Join us if you can
Hz in collaboration with MO/PR has been asked to create the creative concept and introduction of Absolut Ruby Red vodka in Denmark. This also marks the launch of the new Hotel 72 and Absolut Ice Bar in Copenhagen. The visual identity is developed together with our partners in crime: The Inoue Brothers
...and back again. If you are going anywhere near Kerala India, go visit Bohemian Masala at Varkala beach. Love to Susan and crew for sharing your great guest house with us. Can't wait to pay another visit sometime soon
Off to India, Kerala for a month. Probably no Hz news for the entire period. Time to unplug. I wish everyone a pleasant and peaceful holiday season. See you on the other side
Hz is participating in more than one think tank during the the dark season. Det Kreative Råd is still at work plotting on the Carlsberg soon-to-be public area, as well as intellectual design and research work for Dreyerfonden in Copenhagen
Our friends at Wood Wood has decided to open a new shop in Berlin. We decided to go with them for the opening. The too-kool-for-skool crew of Ed Banger (Paris) did too. Busy Pee on the decks -DK and Berlin fashion heads on the Becks
Check flix to the right
DJ Noize on stage at VEGA with the original Erick and Parish Making Dollars -the legendary EPMD w/ DJ Scratch. Also on stage Super"Getthefuckup"Natural... It was the HEADBANGER!
New York is going to be the playground of 5 great playmates in Sept. 2007. Georg Jensen, Louis Poulsen, Fritz Hansen, Royal Copenhagen and Bang Olufsen is going to have an exhibition rendez vous in the city that never sleeps. Creative direction by Hz -No sleep til Brooklyn...
Going to NYC for general research for an upcomming exhibition in the fair city. More updates to come
Nordisk Film is the first film company in the world, still going strong. 100 years of live pictures and great stories. We salute you and are proud to contribute to a big day out in Valby
The Monthly Ghettoblaster event at CINEMATEKET in Copenhagen features a new Beastie Boys movie and DJ set by DJ Noize
DJ Premier and Noize is ROCKIN IT at the Hennesey Lounge at the unofficial MTV Europe Music Awards pre-party at Normann in Copenhagen. All there is to be heard...
Noize and Jonas Hz back in Norway celebrating the MTV 1 Year anniversary in this region. Cheers
It's on! Noize is going to attend the gathering of the mix world champions in London at DMC finals this year, celebrating 10 years of DMC turntablism. Not to be missed
Jonas Hartz is participating in workshop at the Copenhagen City Council on the topic of creative zones in Copenhagen
Hz is involved in the Nordisk Film Centurary party in Tapperihallerne, with DJ Static performing a cinematic DJ mix of 100 years of NF history
Oh No Ono -big band with big hair, coming out with a new album worth celebrating. Hz hosting a release night for the industry heads, friends and family. Do believe the hype
Jonas Hartz is going to speak at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies
During Copenhagen fashion week, Hz is proud to host our favourite Japanese jeans brand Edwin Jeans and uberkool bag of tricks: Freitag as well as Cheap Monday for the entire period in the showroom. Good stuff
It's summer time...
Hz on tour producing AIM at Roskilde Festival this year with MTV
Pls give it a click through for news and updates cases and pojects. If you feel like playing connect the dots, make sure to send me a screen shot! Best regards Jonas Hz
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Hz is the company of Jonas Hartz. Through years of doing Hz has extensive know-how within the industries of art, design, fashion, music, film, exhibition, clubs, restaurants and events
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