Women all over the world knitted hats to participate in women’s marches following Donald Trump’s inauguration. This cover displays the knitting as an act of resistance. Each of the letters was cut out of a swath of knitted fabric and then distressed.

Impulsive lettering is a playful personal type project, simply using everyday items to create interesting yet impulsive and even imperfect letterings. As the title suggests, it’s simply meant to be fun use of typography and not taking itself too seriously. It removes the everyday boundaries of graphic design and typography. Usually design is set around rules, creating a pattern of laws and logic the design will follow to keep in line with the brand / campaign. Sometimes these restriction becomes too much, and as a contrast to my more serious work, I created this project as more playful exploration.

Dystopia is a series of both illustration and typography prints, picturing a dystopian future. A lot of the inspiration for this project came from George Orwell’s 1984. But the main drive to make this came from current events in society with common trends as silencing opposition instead of an open discussion, biased press / media, censorship of the internet and privacy concerns.

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.

Teekay’s “More You” is a profiling and recruitment campaign building on the strength of the company, listing key words of the benefits for the employee and what the employees gets more of for working there. There was also a set of newspaper advertisements were people told their personal stories of working at the company. The typography posters were made for both the campaign as well as decoration for their offices, to build employee pride. The result of the campaign is having the their existing employees in focus, cheering them on while also appealing to new potential employees.

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!

Medic Type is a illustrative type, set in the medical and surgery universe. Playful and fun for an otherwise serious setting. There are a total of 58 characters designed, based on the Norwegian alphabet. Now available for purchase, click on the link below to buy.

Kaizers Orchestra presents “Last Dance”, a bastard brew by Lervig Aktiebryggeri. At Kaizers Orchestras farewell concerts, also named “Siste Dans”, they wanted a special beer made by Lervig Aktiebryggeri, local brewery and craft beer specialists, to make a beer to be sold at the shows. The results were “Siste Dans”, a bastard brew set in the Kaizers circus universe. The beer is exclusively sold on draught during this concert as a collaboration between Kaizers and Lervig. The poster design was printed on 70x100cm aluminum plates, decorating the concert bars. The bastard brew itself is a 5,6% pale ale, similar to Lervig’s Lucky Jack – but stronger.

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.

For the launch of the Bjergsted.no website (as seen here) we had a campaign to tease people about the new portal being launched. Bjergsted.no is meant to serve as a cultural portal of events coming up, so people can have a good overview of what’s happening in the district, with the slogan “What’s happening, before it’s happening” – becase of this, we used fortune cookies to tease people of what was to come. There was 10 different messages in the cookies, such as “A great experience awaits”, “Come and try something new”, “Let yourself be carried away by emotions”, etc. These were handed out at the Stavanger concerthall, University of Stavanger and Maestro Restaurant.

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.

This is an a dual advertisement that ran in the local region newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad advertising for the city of Sandnes and it’s recent achievements. One of them being awarded as Norway’s 2nd best city for doing business. Based on value words I created a typographic illustration shaped as the city coat of arms.

This work was created as Procontra.

Pace & love is a little journal for ALIGN, a supplier of production- and safety critical equipment and solutions, showing their company values; Professional, Ambitious, Caring and Enthusiastic. Because of the season, they wanted a flavour of christmas added to the illustrations in the journal. For the project I decided to build the Pace & Love typography out of tools related to engineering and safety equipment, especially when building emphasis on the letters and their values. The typography is build up from over 100 deep etched objects. I did the typography, design and illustrations for this project.

This work was created as Procontra.