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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 2PM ET / 11AM PT

Designer Tobias Rylander discusses his latest work for The 1975 in support of the band’s third album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships. The ABIIOR World Tour, featured lighting and conceptual design by Rylander, working with frontman Matty Healy, resulting in a production that NME calls “a stunning sensory assault in beautiful pictures.”


Tobias Rylander

Swedish-born, Los Angeles-based lighting designer Tobias G. Rylander has created an explosive impact within the industry through his ingenious vision of visual expression. After realizing his interest in lighting and visual design, he worked his way through the technical side of the industry for several years as a lighting tech at local lighting companies and at the Swedish Royal Opera. In 2007, he began to design and tour with European acts such as Lykke Li, Fever Ray, and Miike Snow. Within just a few years, he gained worldwide recognition as a highly innovative, daring, and accomplished lighting and live show conceptual designer, working with acts such as The XX, Mark Ronson and Phoenix.

Rylander has recently branched out into the fashion world, designing runway shows and events for clients like Balenciaga and Calvin Klein. He continues to create stage and lighting designs most recently for acts such as The 1975, FKA Twigs, London Grammar, Little Dragon, and Skepta. Rylander was awarded the prestigious Knight of Illumination 2016 award for his work with The 1975.

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