Artist Emil Kozak
Name: Emil Kozak
Date of Birth: 30 October 1980
Brother: Martin Kozak
Parents: Jorgen Erik Kozak Nielsen
Born: Maribo, Denmark
Based: Barcelona, Spain
Facebook Profile: facebook.com/emilkozakstudio
Emil Kozak - Color your style
Emil Kozak is from a small town in Denmark, and was inspired to take on graphic design as a result of his life long passion for skateboarding. He began at an early age to develop his skills, inspired by skateboard-art and the result today is a unique artist with brilliant ideas. The style is fresh and positive, but often with a message that digs deeper. He is a master of composition and has an eye for detail that is not seen very often. Typographic, clean lines and few colors is often how Emil Kozak’s artwork is described. Yet, there is always an unexpected surprise: obscure references, playing with words, codes and hints.
Kozak is motivated by a simple goal that resonates throughout his work.
”I hope that my work can remind us that imagination can defy gravity and bend time. It is our own responsibility to enjoy every second of the day. Nobody else can do that for us. Have fun, eat candy, do what you love, love what you do… We might get thrown off this spinning ball of iron and mantle tomorrow."
As a result his work has been exhibited widely all over the world and appeared in numerous magazines and books. He has produced design and artwork for clients such as Vans, Element, Graniph, Eastpak, Burton, Channel Islands, Nike, Microsoft, Salomon Snowboards, Hurley, ESPN - X Games, Lab Skateboards, Uniqlo, Wonderful Copenhagen & Levi's.