tirsdag 30. september 2008

Todays story: The Lamp in the Window

Today, when I ate my lunch, a lamp fell out the window from the 4th floor across the street. But it didn´t hit the street. It was hanging by it´s cord.

My classmate Max ran out to ring all the doorbells in the building. He asked: Is it your lamp hanging out of the window?

He got in contact with a girl from the building. She called the owner of the apartment. Maybe Max saved someone from getting a lamp in their head?

The end.

Brochure for The ME Association

This is an information brochure for ME, Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. All types of people at all ages are affected. Severe and debilitating fatigue, painful muscles and joints, disordered sleep, gastric disturbances, poor memory and concentration are commonplace. The brochure is made as a comic, and is supposed to inform about ME as simple as possible.

The comic is about Mrs Exhausted and how ME affects her everyday life as a superhero.

She is Batmans new girlfriend.

Heavy information can be easier to understand if you use storytelling as a tool. A subject like Myalgic Encephalopathy can be hard and boring to read about, but if you entertain the reader and arrange the message in a simple, clear and enlightening way, people will understand you.

School project, not printed.

Book Jackets for Aschehoug Classic Book Series

The books are Alice in Wonderland, Robinson Crusoe, On the Road, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Don Quijote de la Mancha and Kon Tiki. I tried not to use illustrations, but to visualize the stories trough the typefaces and colors.

School project.

torsdag 18. september 2008

My MA-project

On my master degree at Oslo National Acedemy of the Arts, I´m going to work with visual storytelling combined with innovative book design. The only thing I know, is that my end product will be one or more books, but I don´t know what kind of books this will be.

Mass production often present good stories in ugly, cheap looking books. I feel that these ugly and cheap looking books destroys the contents completely. There are so many ways to visualize a story, and a book has so many possibilities when it comes to the visuals.

This first semester I will do reasearch on book art and visual storytelling. I´ve started to work on some small book projects as a part of the reasearch. I want to focus on the small stories, and especially ordinary peoples stories. All the different people I see in the streets every day inspire me, cause they all carry with them innumerable stories.

Everything has a story. I believe all stories can be good stories, it depends on how you tell them.

onsdag 17. september 2008

New book and box

My new sweet handmade book


greenhouse box

My new design for skim milk

All of a sudden, a man appears on my milk carton. He makes me happy!

søndag 14. september 2008

Sexy Time!

Sexy recycling!
(Adrian and a trolley full of empty beer bottles, in front of the recycling machine)

Sexy Books and box!

torsdag 11. september 2008

Bookbinding Week at KHiO

Done with the first books! We wanna make some more! More more more books!

The beginning of my new fancy, cutting edge and very innovative book.

A letterpress machine can also be used as a computer table.

My new box is starting to look like a norwegian bus stop..

Sokrates & The White House

tirsdag 9. september 2008

Book «Den Lille Jenta og Blekkspruten»

Own project. This book is not for children, it´s for young adults.

Means: «The Litle Girl and the Octopus».

The little girl and the octopus are friends.

The octopus is also a friend of the Paul Stanley Moonfish.

torsdag 4. september 2008

Great fun!

♥ Our fantastic classroom, 3rd year ♥ (2007-2008)

Our pinjata lamp. It should have won a design award.

My desk 3rd year at the Visual Communication studies. Our kitchen is located above my desk, my classmate Didrik is making dinner.
Yum yum.

The wall next to my desk.

«Klassegrill» by Linn and Carl

This is a poster my classmate Carl and I made in 20 minutes, using waste paper and other pieces we found around our classroom. We are inviting our class for barbeque and beer in a park nearby, the spring 2008. Beer drinking and barbequing is the unofficial Norwegian national sport!