A poster series.
I made those because I needed something to apply my new experimental font to. Lately I’ve become quite obessed with geometry
This summer i made a logo for the band Wrong Kid adopted. This is one of their newer songs, check them out
I really enjoyed working with this, and I hope to get more jobs like this in the future.
Working with design and music would be a dream come true. And typography/lettering is something I still like more and more.
Here are some of my sketches:
And the finished logo is here, with some quick mock-up-examples of applications.
Me and my classmate Guro Waagene were given the task to design the visual profile for our “Fadderuke”–which is basically the first week of school with lots of parties, fun, and social activities to welcome the new students.
We made posters, a web-page, flyers, and beerbongs.
We did this on quite a short amount of time, and considering this we are really happy about the result!
This summer I went on a roadtrip with two friends (Andreas Kallstad and Saman Alam) around Norway!
We did some urban exploration on our trip, and made a blog about it!
Here are some pictures, and visit www.eventyrinoreg.wordpress.com to see more
Finally got some time to sketch/draw again ^^
I always had a huge facination for animals and insects as a child. This is siomething I seem to have gradually forgotten.
This weekend I wendt to the Natural History Museum in Oslo with a friend and my cousin, and I really felt inspired afterwards!
I’ll probably draw more animals in the future, and go to more museums!
Sharing some photos with you here
This is a tattoo design for a colleague. He wanted something Theodor Kittelsen, national romantic and fairytale-inspired.
Can’t wait to see the finished tattoo!
We had a two-week project about pictogrammes. Our task was to make a web flip-book/flyer for a food delivery company, focusing on “Happy food”. This is made in collaboration with Fredrik Stabbenfelt. Fun project!
here is our interactive flash-folder http://www.mortani.com/pictograms/
We had to make packaging for our chindogu. I wanted the packaging to be something you can use for several purposes, and not just throw away. I wanted to make a shoebag for my Pompettes that works like a undercover drinking kit.
I redesigned an old hairdryer-bag I found at a flea market. This is the original bag:
After a lot of spraypaiting, cutting, sewing and painting, I qwas py about it. I also made a few extra thing to put in the bag, a book with two hidden shots, and two small boxes for painkillers. The only thing I mi9ss is a label or something (might add that later).
We also had to edit our photos in Photoshop, and show a before and after editing picture. Here it is:
Our class was asked if we were interested in representing Norway in a big, nordic, post-it competition.
I, and 15 of my classmates, said yes. Our task was to cover a 3x6m wall with post-its/sticky notes in 3 hours, and use the new colour palette.
This took place at an event at Sandvika shopping mall.
Our idea was based on the saying “memory of a goldfish”, and our motiv is a “daddy”-fish that uses post-its too remember his kids’ names.
We competed against Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
The past two weeks we had classes with Stefan Ellmer. He is a typographer from Switzerland.
He asked us to experiment and explore shapes in typoraphy. Then we were asked to make our own typeface, based on a few shapes.
Here are some of my sketches and results.
I also made a process booklet, if you want to see more. you an find it here :
Between schoolwork, work and social life, I’m often working on tattoo-designs for people.
This is something I really enjoy doing, as it is a great honor that people want my art-work on their skin permanently, and I still have a dream about becoming a tattooist one day. Good practise, and a way to earn a little extra money.
This is my most recent design for Caroline from Canada
We had a new one-week project with illustrator Max Estes as teacher.
Our task was to make a cartoon/storybord. It HAD to include a bike, an elephant and a snake, on 2 pages and 35 frames.
This is my result:
The band “Stuntman Sue” asked me if I could make a logo for them.
It was fun working with them, and I enjoyed the process.
How it started, with some sketches:
And made into a finished logo:
Check out their music here: http://www.nrk.no/urort/Artist/stuntmansue1/default.aspx
This week we went on a schooltrip to England.
Spent some great days in London and had a project with students from Kingston University. We were asked to reinvent the dying poster, working in groups, and show the result at an exhibition at the end of the week.
My group felt that the reason the poster is dying is because there are so many of them, they almost kill each other. We wanted a poster that stood out, was never the same and made people stop and look at it. We used photochromic pigment in the ink, which would only show when exposed to direct sunlight . In the dark or indoors the text would be invisible= the poster dies.
We screen printed our design onto our poster, and took it out and photographed it in daylight, dusk and night showing the stages of its transformation.
Collaboration With Aine Gibbons, George Newton, Pawel Bilas and Kat Rothery
This week we had to choose a final “chindogu” product (see earlier posts).
Then we had to make a moodboard, a construction drawing and a poster of it in illustrator. I have chosen to work with an idea I call drinking-flask-shoes. Hollow platform shoes you can use to smuggle alcohol into bars and clubs, or to hide that you are drinking. Just go to the ladies room, and have a shot from your heel!
So, this is the latest drawings from my sketchbook, Pencils and black ink ballpen.
My love for typography is still growing!
Took a photo of the drawing, vectorized and colored it in Illustrator. I’m getting very comfortable with Illustrator too, but I still have a lot to learn!
That’s what he told me..
Click on images for slideshow.
This week we had to present some of out ideas for the “Impossible object” project. Yeah, some rally stupid ideas there, but they1re supposed to be.
Here are my sketches:
(I will post the finished magazine in a few days on my portofolio www.mortani.com )
This week we had two days with illustrator Egil Nyhus as our guest teacher. He draws mainly caricature drawings and illustrations for a newspaper, and also for childrens books.
In our class he focused on sketching, and how to make things as simple and easy to understand as possible.
I really enjoyed having him a s a techer, he has great energy, and jumped and goofed around all the time.
(click for slideshow)
I have totally fallen for the beauty of typography and lettering, and I wanted to share some of this with you! (Click images for slideshow)
In our calligraphy class, our last assignment was to create a calligraphic logo and make package design for å product.
I decided to make packaging for a cigar-box. “Grevens cigarer” is norwegian for the counts cigars. I have never really worked with packaging before, but it was fun!
Haha, this is hillarious! We have a new assignment in school. We have to come up with a ” chindogu ”, in short it is a ingenious everyday gadget that seem like an ideal solution to a particular problem, but really are quite useless.
We are going to make the shindogu, make a user-manual, package design, full identity (logo etc.), slogans and a stand where we present it.
Here are some examples!
Vi har fått i oppgave å lage hver vår “blogfolio” eller nettside. Vi måtte lære oss en del koding, noe som virker slitsomt, lite logisk og tidkrevende i begynnelsen. Etterhvert når man forstår hvordan det hele henger sammen føler man seg ganske genial, og kan få veldig gode resultater.
For å se min blogfolio, gå inn på www.mortani.com
Her er noen screenshots:
Vi fikk også i oppgave å skrive en oppsummering av pensum til dette prosjektet. Legger den ved her
Now we have finished another layout assignment, we worked in pairs for this one.
We had to go outside, take pictures and look for grids. Then we had to use the grid from one or more of our pictures, and make a product (magazine, folder, web-site, book), based on the same grid. We could choose whatever theme we wanted. We chose to make a fictive dub-step artist, and we wanted to play with the clichees that follows to such music.we were told to be creative, and try to think different with layout and grid.
Click the images to see slideshow! this is the picture and grids we chose, the finished product pages and some examples with grid.
We thought that the opposite og a grid must be circles, therefore we made a circle-grid. We wanted the web site to have a “spinning” layout. When you click the arrows on the pages, the whole page will spin in the drection of the arrows to the next newscase or image.
My partner on this project was Nicklas Haslestad http://www.nicklashaslestad.com/
De tre siste ukene har vi jobbet med lay-out paralellt med kalligrafi.
Vi jobber fortsatt i små grupper. Den første oppgaven vi fikk var å klippe ut bilder og tekst kun fra se og hør, og få det til å se ut som magasinet henne ved bruk av grid og layout. Vi måtte lage forsiden + to spreads. All denne klippingen og limingen tok overraskende lang tid!
Så skulle vi gjøre det en gang til, men klippe ut bilder og tekst kun fra henne, og få det til å se ut som magasinet se og hør.
This week we started to learn old english calligraphy with ink and old nib pens. It takes a lot of time and consentration, but it is fun, and we learn alot of all the letters, spacing, kerning and typography at the same time.
After hours of working it is important to move around and stretch out from time to time to avoid neck, back or wrist problems. As you can see we really enjoy doing this!
Paralellt med kalligrafi-prodjektet vårt skal vi også jobbe med layout.
Den første oppgaven vi fikk var å klippe fra hverandre se og hør, og sette det sammen igjen ved å bruke “grid” og Layout fra “Henne”, og få det til å se ut som “Henne”. Og omvendt. Vi skal lage forside til både nytt se og hør og henne + 2 spreads fra hver. Det tar overraskende lang tid å klippe og lime sånn, men det er en morsom oppgave!
Vi fikk en ny oppgave i dag som jeg kommewr til å gå nærmere inn på når vi har kommet i gang med jobbinga.
Denne uken har vi begynt å jobbe med Kalligrafi med gjestelæreren Christopher Haanes.
Han har bl. annet laget typo for tine
Til nå har vi gått igjennom en del historie bak skriftspråk og hvordan det oppsto, lært noen grunnprinsipper innen kalligrafi, og lært oss riktige proporsjoner på store majuskler.
Etter hard jobbing og en lang prosess ble vi endelig ferdige med plakatene, modellen og flyeren vår torsdag kveld.
Det tok sin tid å velge fonter til plakat og flyer. Vi slet kanskje mest med fargevalg og print de siste dagene, men ble også ekstra fornøyde etterpå.
Etter den 1. veiledningen vår gikk vi igjennom hele spin-metoden på nytt og prøvde å systematisere og “rydde” litt bedre. Dette gjorde ting klarere for oss, og for veileder til videre veiledning.
Klikk på bildet for å se spin-prosessen i detalj
Etter min gruppe’s første veiledning fikk vi kastet lys over mange spørsmål, og mye forvrring som har svirret rundt i hodet de siste ukene. Det var deilig!
Fikk blant annet vite at denne bloggen blir en del av karakter-vurderingen vår, noe som helt klart skjerper jobbingen og seriøsiteten av bloggen. Min klasse har trodd til nå at bloggen var ment mest som en personlig blogg, og noe valgfri.
Fikk også vite at vi lå litt foran skjema på gruppeoppgaven/metodejobbinga/SPIN, og det var en positiv overraskelse, siden vi trodde vi lå langt bak. Vi har nå kommet frem til flere retninger rundt naboskap, og har et par gode, gjennomførbare idèer i bakhodet også.
Jeg synes spin-metoden er litt treg, tar så lang tid før man kan jobbe med selve idéen, og gjennomførelsen av den, men jeg antar at vi har godt utbytte av metoden in the end.. Er vel en grunn til at Westerdals trykker denne metoden til sitt bryst. Time will show!
Gleder meg til å få klargjort enda mer om eksamensoppgaven i morgen, har følt meg litt som et spørsmålstegn de siste ukene
I går viste vi frem den surrealistiske filmen vår, og så alle de andre gruppenes løsning. Hovedpoenget var at vi skulle få prøve ut surrealistiske metoder i praksis, og det fikk vi jo. Gruppa mi brukte flere forskjellige teknikker, drømmer, satte på alarm og skrev det mest interessante som skjedde oss kl 18:37, skrev automatskrift, skrev ett ord hver så det ble merklige setninger, og brukte metoden Dali brukte for den Andalusiske hund: ja- og/nei.
Her er filmen vår:
Fikk litt forskjellige tilbakemeldinger på filmen, noen mente den ikke var surrealistisk nok, andre mente den var den beste fordi den var så stilren og enkel.
What do you think?
I dag hadde vi en interessant forelesning (Edy Poppy og Morten Thomte) om surrealisme!
Fikk litt basic info/bakgrunn og gjorde en del artige øvelser. En av dem var at alle elevene i auditoriet sa et ord hver, som til slutt ble en tekst. utdrag fra resultatet:
En som smaker godt, men aldri som en hest.
Kan du plassere mat litt lengre enn, men hvis ikke noen faller.
Kanskje noen må dø – vodka?
Hysteriske musikk fra hjertet kommer til deg.
Gebrekkelige knehaser skriker luftig.
Samtidig har du samme hår som den søte kua.
Noen dvaske fiskeboller svømmer i mollefonkent badevann.
Så også “den andalusiske hund”. Ganske småekkel kortfilm.
Vil også nevne at det finnes en enda sykere og myyyyye lengre surrealistisk film i farger for de som vil se mer crazyness. Det er den sykeste, særeste, jævligste og mest forvirrende filmen jeg noen sinne har sett, og varer i 3-4 timer. her er traileren:
Og her er noen andre lekre surrealistiske greier:
Yesterday we had someone over talking about science and creativity.
Did some “tests” to check how creative we are, and worked in groups.
It was interesting, but a bit too much theory between the activities, and it was hard to concentrate and not doodle in my sketch-book.
Today we met at “Samfunssalen”. It felt good to be somewhere new, and we got free coffe/hot chocolate all day – luxury!
A lot to go through in one day, but it was very interesting, my group was fun, and time passed quickly!
So, The students at my school were asked for a little help to decorate a new hotel http://www.eurobookings.com/oslo-hotels-no/scandic-vulkan.no.html?q=rmcnf:1%5B2,0%5D;lbl:bh379197_hotel%20scandic%20vulkan;cur:EUR;sort:0_desc;frm:1;&cur=NOK&gclid=COaZ9Zrl4asCFYTwzAodETPwPg&label=bh379197_hotel+scandic+vulkan .
They want designs for curtains in the rooms, and for a 4×5 m wall in their bar. I think it sounds fun, and I’ll try to make some curtain designs for them.
Lately my love for typography has grown to new heights, and therefore I chose to work with that. Illustrator is quite new to me too, so this is a great way to learn more!
My idea is to take quotes from different famous hit-songs through the decades and put them all over the curtains. “Curtains to sing to” or get flashbacks/memories from.
Here’s the first quote,
(I made a poster of it just for fun)
The Buried Life is a reality documentary series. The series features four guys attempting to complete a list of “100 things to do before you die”. They do everything from helping deliver a baby and ask out the girl of their dreams to play basketball with Barack Obama or join a party at the playboy mansion.
It’s very inspiring, you should watch it! NOW!
You find full episodes here: http://www.mtv.com/shows/buried_life/season_1/video.jhtml?filter=fulleps
My list so far :
Yesterday we had lectures in critical thinking and research, and worked with our “akerseleva”-project.
What we were supposed to learn about today:
We had a long lunch break today in the sun, ate pizza an really good chicken roll in a park
Yesterday we got a lot of info from Oslo museums about Akerselva’s history, and why it is such an important part of Oslo’s history.
They have made a test-app, and we walked around and tested it.
Today we worked in groups to find out how to make the younger crowd interested in history and museums. We came up with some pretty good ideas
Have also been thinking about our magazine-design, searching for inspiration and french graphic designers.
P.S. I looove living in Oslo! always something happening, something to do and someone to hang out with And I’m really happy about my new flat!