tirsdag 30. september 2008
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?
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.
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.
torsdag 18. september 2008
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
søndag 14. september 2008
torsdag 11. september 2008
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..
tirsdag 9. september 2008
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
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.
The wall next to my desk.
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!