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Inspired by the recent “36 days of type” I decided to create a personal project for self development in animation / motion graphics, with the daily typography as a basis for this. So the challenge was to not only design / illustrate, but also animate a letter / number every single day for 39 days. Click read more to view the video.

“Abandon all hope those who enter here” is how the journey starts for Dante as he descends through hell’s nine circles. Join the decent in this typographic visualisation of the different stages of hell according to Dante’s epic poem. All of the circles – limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery – has been animated into a short motion graphics video. Turn up the volume and let the descent begin.

An eventful and exciting year has just passed and I’m counting down the days until we move into a new year, with new and fun challenges ahead. The art style is inspired by technology and more specifically the classic TV test screens, as a little tribute to the Y2K craze linked to New Years Eve – the fear of computers crashing, losing connection and moving into the new and unknown era of technology controlling our lives. Happy New Years everyone!

Lervig started their brewery back in 2003, and now as it’s their 10th anniversary they decided to make a limited edition beer as a celebration, only sold directly at the brewery. The design tells the story of how it started with key words that changed from where they started and where they are now through a typography solution, that falls in similar old style category as the design style of their previous beers. The four pack consisted of 2 of each 2003 and 2013 editions and a little surprise as you open it you’re welcomed with “Enjoy your lervig” written under the closing mechanism. The design was printed as silver on pure black to emphasise both the exclusivity of the limited edition beer and a suitable combination for their anniversary.

The Grafill Sommerfest 2013 in Stavanger took place on June 7th and was a summer party for everyone in the design, advertisement and illustration business in Stavanger. I was part of organizing the event and also did the visual identity, which you can see in it’s full presentation here. The party started on a boat which took us over to the eastern Stavanger were we went to Tou Sceene and had a presentation by TwoPoints.Net before we continued to party.

Grafill is the interest organization for visual design and illustration in Norway. As well as being part of organizing their annual summer party in Stavanger, Norway, I also designed the identity and poster design for the event. Sommerfest 2013! Visualizing the span and variety of design all coming together within the same party I decided to create a set of different type styles all working together in a natural way within the same frame. The orange was chosen was a warm colour as well as a very strong contrast to the otherwise black / white design.

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.

Possession is a limited edition unholy wine collection, featuring “Evil Demon – Bloody Shiraz”, “Haunting Ghost – Spooky Cabernet” and “Old Witch – Cursed Pinot Noir”. All the wines comes in a solid coffin shaped glossy casing, which adds to the exclusiveness of the wine series. Each are based on different occult themes as satanism, the paranormal and witchcraft. The type design on each bottle reflects it’s theme and was made in a rough way to contrast the otherwise clean setup and design, to give it more of an edgy look.
This is a self initialized conceptual design.

Visual identity for Ruben Hestholm, a Norwegian photographer in the Sandnes / Stavanger area.
He mainly focuses on family, youth, pregnancy, children portraits.

When he approached me, he explained he wanted to enter the commercial marked, and the first step into the marked was by coming to me to get a complete overhaul on his visual identity and style, for a lot more clean, modern profile with style, to appeal to his new audience. The design was also made in mind to not turn off current customers, so the identity didn’t go too radical.

The identity is based on different cameras on the different surfaces.

As most of you people know, on the 22nd of July 2011 there was two attacks that happened in Norway, a bombing of the government block in Oslo and then a shooting that took place at an island called Utøya about 1 hours drive outside of Oslo. Both of these hideous crimes was performed by the same guy who’s a social outcast and right wing as his “revenge” on society. The guy was thankfully caught.

Not long after this happened, Positive Posters released their brief on this years poster competition and based on the brief this was the first event that came to mind for me, so I decided to make a poster about the recent events, mainly focusing on Utøya but still keep it as a motivational poster as in reminding of the tragedy but still showing how well people kept together and opened themselves to others afterwards.

Restrurante X is a high end, young and edgy restaurant focusing on delivering an amazing dining experience in Stavanger, Norway – or for those who just want to sit down for some exclusive drinks. I created the identity, as well as it’s own custom monolined typeface called “Resturante X Regular”, used in the logo and overall the identity. The identity uses both a emblem/seal logo and a regular logo and together with the strong yellow colour it creates a strong contrast.

During my short stay in Barcelona and already within the first day it was quite clear to me that Barcelona was a city of contrast, in more than just one aspect of the word. It’s quite the tourist place, and it has nice buildings and locations, but you don’t need to even walk into any dodgy back alley to see all the huslters walking around to trick some stupid tourists or snatch their wallet. But when the night actually comes around and you do happen to walk in the alleyways, it’s almost absurd how frequently you’ll be bombared with offers of everything from the illegal scene. From all the drugs you can imagine to completely ongoing hookers that are pretty much begging you for sex(and money).

Mother’s ruin is a Premium London Dry Gin, with a focus on sleek looks and excellent gin, delivering a pleasing high end experience for any gin lover with taste for good gin. While being new, it also links back to the roots of the Gin in England with it’s name; “Mother’s Ruin”, which was a slang at the time for Gin.

This photo series is expressing the feeling of having insomnia and being restless, of not being able to fall asleep, waking up in the morning and feeling unrested and restless. It’s one of the most frustrating feelings of actually being tired, wanting to sleep, but simply not being able to by your body or mind, out of your control and will. It will just make you go crazy at some point.

Resist is the name of the RMIT Printmaking graduate exhibition of 2010, exhibiting the graduates in bachelor and honours. I designed both the catalogue and the invite to the exhibition, with the additional help from Tara De Pasquale who helped out a lot with communicating with printers, finding the right paper stock and keeping everything within the budget applied by our editor team with the printmakers.

For a long time I’ve been a fan of old cameras and the unique images they produce, but also vintage fashion and the two combined. In recent years the vintage fashion have expanded a lot and it has become a lot more popular, and there are several magazines with editorial photography based on the vintage feel. So.. I wanted to have my own take on it, give it a nice summer feeling, light clothing, washed out colours and sunbeams.
So on a warm weekend day, we went down to Fitzroy gardens for a shoot.

Klaatu Barada Nikto is a sub series of the “Four Eyed Girls” and was featured in the Inferno Illustration Journal in the very back, but it was mainly made as it’s own series of girls with glasses… and monsters! To spice things up a little than just having girls. The name of the series comes from the classic phrase in “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, a science fiction movie from 1951. I used this name since I wanted to add the feel to this illustration series of being a bit old school in it’s style, being inspired from 50s science fiction movies and cartoon series. Drawn by hand and coloured in photoshop.

Inferno is a self promoting illustration journal, displaying and featuring my illustration work. It’s main theme is the first part called “Inferno”(hell), picturing sad and hurting feelings in combination of horrible visuals. The idea in technique was to combine the flowing paint together with hard and geometric lines as a contrast, where the geometric lines are “responding” to the illustrations. The book comes with a slip cover. The 2nd part of the book is called “Four eyed girls”, and as the title says, is all about girls with glasses.