Geometry & Art posters

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

geometry geometric skull poster pink mortani

geometry geometric skull poster pink mortani

geometry geometric skull poster pink mortani

geometry geometric skull poster pink mortani

 

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Visual Profile Westerfadder

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!

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Pictograms

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/

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Post-it challenge!

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.

testing testing..

testing testing..

Yay!

Yay!

We competed against Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
We WON! 😀

Playing with shapes

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 :

http://issuu.com/mortani/docs/decoder?mode=window&backgroundColor=%23222222

Tattoo Design

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

Complete design

Complete design

Black & White

Black & White

Lineart

Lineart

The poster is dead!

Big Ben & classmates

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.

How it works

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.

poster production

Collaboration With Aine Gibbons, George Newton, Pawel Bilas and Kat Rothery

Singles awareness day

Yep, that is today.. For all the people out there that don’t have a valentine to celebrate the 14th with.
I made a valentine’s card for my friend and room-mate Maiken this year.
She works as a Dj, and loves music.

Happy Valentines Day!

And here are some heartwarming couple-photos for you to enjoy 🙂

My new invention

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!

Rock and Roll

So, this is the latest drawings from my sketchbook, Pencils and black ink ballpen.

My love for typography is still growing!

From my sketchbook

From my sketchbook

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!

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That’s what he told me..

 

Creative christmas!

Some of the things I’ve been doing theese pre-christmas days!

Pop-up christmas card

Christmas pop-up card, and homemade marzipan & chocolate confetti

big paper-cut names on presents, and my own christmas wrapping paper

Christmas at westerdals

 

Typography inspiration

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)

Blogfolio

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

 

WEBDESIGN- et sammendrag av pensum

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Grid og layout

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/

Klipp, lim og layout!

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.

Calligraphy

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!

 

Layout

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.

Nicklas elsker å klippe.

Jonas ble også med på gruppa.

Typografi uke 1

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.

 

Graf-elevene jobber flittig med bokstav-øvelser

Min første bokstav-grid