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!
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!
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).
spraypaint, stencil, sewing, gluin’
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.
We WON! 😀
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 :
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:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 SPIN satt vi igjen med to idèer vi ville skulle mellom. Den ene var et slags “speakers corner”, bare at det var en stor vegg/kube eller tilsvarende der folk kunne ytre hva de ville. (tusj/kritt vegg eller liknende).
Den andre idéen var å lage en bok der ene siden var slang og nye uttrykk (eks. bestemor lurer på hva er en app? hva betyr LOL?), mens den andre var gamle ord og uttrykk (eks. hva er en Kiselinke eller en kilevink?). Boken ville skape naboskap og knytte folk sammen gjennom språk.
Etter veiledning bestemte vi oss for å slå sammen de to idéene til én.
Altså: en offentlig skriblevegg med fokus på språk. Den vil bli dokumentert jevnlig, og så vil vi lage en bok ut av det.
Det var utrolig deilig å ha en klar idé, og å kunne begynne med profilering og design!
Her er noen av mine logo-skisser, og font-utprøvning
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: