The Ruben Hestholm identity was recently featured in Absolute Stationary Design by Sandu.
The book can be bought here at amazon.com.
In the easter of 2013, I returned to Taiwan and Taipei, merely 3 months after my first trip there. I really enjoyed it there last time and was the highlight of the China countries I went to in December, however I was there for only one week. This was a nice chance to visit the things I didn’t get to see and do last time. Now I got to see more of the areas on the outskirts or even outside the city. A little village in the mountain, an old Japanese era village etc. It was a nice break from my work to just travel, enjoy life and have fun. As always, I brought my camera with me and covered the trip.
Stavanger Concerthall launched a 3-day event for their wonderful new organ, called “Orgelfest”. The design was asked to invite and spire people, break the common classical design usually related to organ since this musical event would combine organ with electronica, rock and other genres. The solution was a logotype that reflected the organ build itself, the wood covers now being in contrast colours, transparent and revealing all the pipes and structure on the inside.
We created a logo and identity for alor, a new network for work related issues to drug use and alcohol. The identity will help the network’s message is communicated to the following audiences: AKAN connectors, safety personnel, employees of the Human Resources / HR, safety representatives, union representatives and occupational health services. The circles symbolize alors many venues, the many people involved, and collaboration and sharing of expertise between them. The graphic elements are deliberately flexible and dynamic – both in form and color, just to make it clear that alor participate actively in the most vivid change.
We created the new website for Bjergsted Kulturpark (Bjergsted Culturepark), www.bjergsted.no, 14 stages for music, dance, culture and performance arts in Stavanger, Norway – and now an online portal. To visualize the dazzling life of the park as well as creating a more interesting overview map of the park, we decided to create an illustration of the park showing different elements of the park, characters and a sense of exploration of all the content the culturepark will contain. On the website you can use a magnifying glass to explore the park. Posters, postcards and a catalogue was created in addition to the website.
I came to Shanghai straight from Taiwan… and it was a cold change of pace to say the last. Coming from +25 C and to -5 C gave me a cold welcome to Shanghai. Sadly this made me catch a cold right away after arrival which didn’t make my stay the most pleasant. It was hard exploring the city and staying outside that much when it was so cold. Still, I had some good moments in Shanghai. Good food, nice views, interesting Chinese nightclubs, museums and shopping in both modern and old settings. And this… concluded my journey in Asia 2012.
The next destination on my journey last December was Taiwan. It was probably the place I knew the least about, or I knew some of it’s history but not really what to expect from the place, the cities and it’s people. However, I was pleasantly surprised with Taiwan, right out of the gate. Since it’s been in conflict with China, always trying to separate itself and being an own nation, it has been getting a lot of influences from Japan, which you’ll notice right away in Taiwan. The people in Taiwan was what made the trip so much fun, they are very polite and nice, right in the same manner as Japanese. People are a lot more open in Taiwan than in Hong Kong or China, warmer people. I was staying in Taipei most of my trip and spent one day in Kaohsiung in the south of Taiwan. Taiwan has left me with the impression of streets full of mopeds, nice weather, lots of backalleys with interesting shops, night markets, late nightlife, awesome clubs and nice people.
This December I had a little round trip in Asia for 3 weeks. First stop was Hong Kong, including a 1 day trip to Macau. Hong Kong, a melting pot and where west meets the east, business and monkey talking. Macau was all about casinos and gambling, almost like the whole country(even if it’s quite small) was a theme park. Here are the photos from my first stop on my journey.
I’ve updated my personal identity, logo and business cards. The original concept from 2010 is still there, but I’ve refined the logo in many ways. The concept is simply the logo reflecting my style and personality in the graphic design work. I’ve been told I’m “sly as a fox”, and yet I have an edgy side to me which is represented by the skull in the fox’s face. The update creates a more define fox, sharper edges and a more contemporary look.
Buylogic is an independent center of competence which delivers Supply Chain Management to the oil and gas industry. We did the rebranded them, giving them a new name (previous name: ADB Procurement) and a brand new identity. Since they work a lot with sales, logistic and procurement, it’a a very exact business were everything is on the number, nicely stacked up and organized. We wanted to visualize this, through the stacking up for relevant items to their business. The concept was to have the personell and people working there stacked up alongside the items as well. The logo itself is very hard and strict, but still has round edges to illustrate the more human side of the process also, how it’s seroious and precise business but they’re still welcoming people.
Recent photographs from Stavanger, Norway in the fall of 2012. Exhibitions, street art festivals, Stavanger concerthall and drinks. A collection of random shots from different event.
I was recently featured as “Pick of the month” in IdN Magazine’s “Shapes-in-pattern” issue 19n4. The works that was featured was the Jishin album, Ruben Hestholm identity and Janne Joakim identity.
My return to Tokyo, 2 years after I was there last time. This time I had just been in South Korea 2 weeks before going to Japan, and I was traveling alone, only together with my camera by my side. Tokyo is still a wonderful place and always new things to see and experience. An urban jungle.
I was South Korea very recently, I stayed there for 2 weeks and had a really great time. I bought a new camera for the trip which I got put to the test. The Olympus OMD E-M5. A small and handy mirrorless system camera. South Korea left a lot of different impressions on me, both good and bad. But overall I really enjoyed the place and I will undoubtedly return one day. It’s a mix between modern and old cultures. Technology and temples. Seoul was the main attraction of my stay there, and I tend to seek out these megacities. Seoul has a almost a population of 24 million people in the metropolitan areas, making it one of the most populated cities on earth. Lots of people and lots of things happening.
Apart from photographic skills, a photographer’s tool is also crucial to producing distinctive quality in pictures. For a modern language that talks to families, young lovers and newly-wedded, a much straightforward character was composed for Hestholm using forms and colours commonly found on cameras. Specific items, such as the envelopes, business cards and CD sleeves, are tailed to tally with the measurements of his gear and encompassing mastery.
Even though I just returned from South Korea and Japan, just 1 month before I left on that journey I was a weekend trip to Riga in Latvia. It’s about time I publish some of the photos I took there before I move on to the other material. This was a “leisure trip” together with Procontra, just for relaxation and team building as a design team and ad agency. It was an interesting and fun trip to the ex-soviet country.
ENI Norway had a party to celebrate the production start at their Marulk oil field. The name itself comes from the fish Marulk which are found at the deepest waters, since they’re gathering oil from the very bottom of the sea over to a tanker.
For their party they wanted an interesting invitation. So we came up with the idea of creating 5 different invitation based on the 5 different names of the fish in English, which are: Sea Devil, Fishing Frog, Frog Fish, Monkfish and Angler. These typographic solutions where printed as tags and the t-shirts themselves were sent out as the invitation to the party.
The type lettering takes inspiration from shapes in both the oil field and the fish itself.
This was created as Procontra.
EXPAT NORWAY is a relocation service for expats in Norway, making it easier for businesses to invest in human resources abroad. They have a high focus on customer involvement and make sure they always deliver the right service in each situation, making every customer a different path and a different experience.
Based on this we created a logo and identity that followed in the same footsteps, always changing and adapting to the different path. A dynamic logo that reflects their service, connecting the dots and making a global network of expats.
This was created as Procontra.