At sidde der og kigge ud i horisonten.
At komme helt derud hvor tiden står stille,

mørket falder på, og alting går i stå. 
Intet er mere rensende for sjælen.

Away from the city – portræt af et ønskebarn

Bag Away from The City banker to varme hjerter – og glødende hjerner, der til daglig arbejder professionelt med grafiske design. I dét sekund, vores veje mødtes, opstod fænomentet; Away from the city. I virkeligheden har skabertrangen og idériget eksisteret lang tid før, vi selv turde erkende, reagere og ikke mindst udforske kaldet.

Vi er født wanderer og bærer en unægtelig rejselyst. En kreativ kombination vi finder dybt inspirerende, fagligt udforende – og som samtidig giver os en umættelig trang til at udforske rammerne for vores blomstrende kreativitet. Tankerne bag AFTC blev første gang luftet en hektisk hverdag midt i et eftermiddagshelle på en lille aarhusiansk café, hvor kaffe og æblekage åbnede op for et magisk rum om at realisere vores iværksætterdrøm - sammen.

Med grafisk design som drivkraft opstod på stedet en sjælden kompromisløshed, der kombineret med ustoppelig lyst til at skabe design med mening, kunne danne rammen om Away from the city.
Trangen til at udleve vores egen kunstneriske bevidsthed har ledt os denne vej. Nu tilbyder AFTC unikke printdesigns til hele verdenen fra et lille kontor i Aarhus.

AFTC - et eventyr til hverdagen

Vi stræber efter at berige folk i vores prints. Man skal stå med en særlig oplevelse, når man beskuer vores plakater. Det skal vække følelser. Inspirationen er hentet fra egne rejser, hvor vi har mærket blodet bruse i årerne og ladet os beruse af oplevelser og omgivelser.

Vi har altid været drevet af lysten til at gå på opdagelse i en forunderlig verden og udforske dens skjulte facetter - dykke ned og dyrke detaljen. At udvikle os. At forstå. At prøve at rumme denne enorme skønhed. At opleve verdens stærke kontraster, mærke de store følelser og bruge dem som inspiration til vækst. Når vi skaber vores designs, er det for os som at træde ind i et andet univers. Vi håber, I vil tage turen derind sammen med os.

Vores indre hamrer af taknemmelighed og hengivenhed overfor vores fælles hjertebarn. 

Kun drømmene sætter grænserne for rejsen -  de går hele vejen til stjernerne.

Nelli Arnth & Maria Ernst
Away from the city

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Away from the City – portrait of a love child

The passionate beating hearts of two highly motivated graphic designers are the power behind Away from The City. The concept Away from the City was born in the very moment our paths crossed. In actuality, our desire to create and our inventiveness was there a long time before we dared to admit, react and most of all, explore its calling. 

We are born wanderers, people with an undeniable wanderlust. A creative combination that we find deeply inspiring and professionally challenging – which also means we have an insatiable appetite to explore the boundaries of our thriving creativity. The ideas behind Away from the City first saw the light of day during a break from a hectic workday afternoon, in a cosy café filled with the aroma of coffee and apple cake, in Aarhus, Denmark's second city. The magical possibility took shape, of realising our dream of starting our own business – together.

What took place right there with graphic design as the driving force, was rare uncompromising purpose combined with an unstoppable desire to make design that had meaning, which created the framework for Away from the City.
The desire to follow our own artistic consciousness has led us along this path. Away from the City offers unique print designs for the whole world, from our small office in Aarhus.

Away from the City – an adventure for everyday life

We strive to enrich people's lives with our prints. When you stand in front of one of our posters, you will experience something very special. Longing and deep emotions are awoken. We take inspiration from our own travels, where we have felt the excited beat of our hearts, intoxicated by the landscape and the pure joy of being part of it.

We have always been driven by the desire to see and explore the wonderful world, discovering its hidden beauty – seeking out and becoming immersed in its rich detail. So that we may grow as individuals. So that we may understand. So that we may try to comprehend the enormous beauty.

We want to experience the world's intense contrasts, feel sweeping emotions and use them to inspire personal growth.

When we create our designs, we step into another world. We hope you will come with us, and explore that wonderful world.

Our hearts are filled with gratitude and devotion for this, our love child, Away from the City. 

This journey has no limits, only dreams in which we reach the very stars, new made in all their bright impossible nearness.

Nelli Arnth & Maria Ernst
Away from the City