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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Packaging Chindogu

Shoebag

Shoebag

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:

Original bag

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).

 

spraypaint, stencil, sewing, gluin'

spraypaint, stencil, sewing, gluin’

details

details

We also had to edit our photos in Photoshop, and show a before and after editing picture. Here it is:

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

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

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!

Chindogu Idea sketches

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:

Quick drawing class

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)

Christmas presents of the year!

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!

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/

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!

 

Dvaske fiskeboller svømmer i molefunkent vann

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:

 

 

Our first big project

Today we got a lot of info about what we’ll be doing the next 5 weeks.

Task: Create neighbourship

  • Lots of guest teachers will come
  • We’ll learn about surrealism and make a surrealistic film
  • Learn to create this blog
  • work in groups, class groups and mixed groups
  • Our class will also work with Editorial design