I am Harald Peter Ström, a graphic designer interested in the intersection between on- and offline within typography, design, publishing, and art — in both theory and practice.
After co-founding web agencies Speedway and Abel & Baker during the late 90s, I studied graphic design at Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and set in 2006 up design studio Konst & Teknik in Stockholm with Mattias Jakobsson.
Since then, I have worked on numerous projects for screens and paper, taught and workshopped at art and design schools across Europe, and served in 2014 as jury leader at ‘The Most Beautiful Norwegian Books’ in Oslo. Recently I have co-founded book accessories brand Bookands (2016–), publishing network Publishing as (part-time) Practice (2012–) and been involved in mobile art gallery Issues (2014–), and annual design auction Örnsbergsauktionen (2011–).
I am currently available for lecturing and consultancy within digital design and typography, small-scale publishing and online art, as well as design and art direction through Konst & Teknik.
You can find a few recent commissions below — don’t hesitate to get in touch below if you would like to discuss a potential project.
Lecturing and consultancy within digital typography and design and its transition between paper and screen:
Commission to oversee the new typography of The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.1
Initiation and organizing of seminar on digital design, with invited speakers from Open Work (NL), PWR (SE/DE) and Doberman (SE), with Svenska Tecknare and Sanna Wickman.
Type & Tell 2015
Typography consultant new self-publishing platform by Bonnierförlagen.1
The Now Typography 2014
Lecture on digital typography at the Royal Library in Stockholm.
Digital Typography 2010-
Ongoing lecturing at design and art schools on typography for screens.
Lecturing and exhibiting on independent small-scale Swedish publishing, as co-founder of Publishing as (part-time) Practice:
Seminar, exhibition and network of small-scale Swedish publishers within the cultural sector.2
Presentation of PA(P)P at Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2014, Zürich, CH (June 2015).
Årets vakreste Bøker 2013-2014
Jury member and leader for the Most Beautiful Norwegian Books Award.
On the exploration of the browser as a platform for art; both as artistic practice and from a curatorial point of view:
Participation in Swedish podcast on internet art and art on the internet art.
Postmoderna Museet 2014
A post-modern museum.
View the last 24 hours of 10 selected Stockholm spots.3
Senior lecturer in visual communication with an emphasis on digital media and typography.
Bookands is a collaboration between the book and its surrounding environment.
Konst & Teknik 2006-
Ongoing projects for Roll the Dice, Konstfrämjandet, Filmform, Peder Mannerfelt, Utopia and more.1