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hw_01
November 26, 2013

“Hello World” and status!

Hello everyone! And Hello World!

I have to admit I have been way too bad at staying up to date with current events on my website blog lately. It’s been a busy year. I usually post my news through my facebook page, which is a lot more convenient.

However, it’s about time I start to be more active on my blog also. A huge event coming up: HELLO WORLD! What is that? Simply put, for all of 2014 I will be traveling the world. I quit my full time job at procontra after working there for 2 years, and will now go full time freelance while I travel the world. As I’m writing this it’s under 2 weeks until I leave, on December 8th. My first destinations are Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Australia. I will be staying for 2 months in Australia and have my work base there until I move to next destination – not determined yet.

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daniel01
November 5, 2013

Piccsy x Daniel Brokstad – Essentials

I was asked by the guys over at Piccsy to show what my essential items are as a designer on the go, and what would I always bring me in a bag. This was showcased at their promo “Essentials” website. You can see my submission to the project below. Some of my most important things are my wallet, iPhone, Macbook Pro.. and because I’m currently in Stavanger, Norway: Umbrella! To see the the website and check out other designers essential items then follow the link below.

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solo01
June 29, 2013
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Featured in Victionary’s So1o 2uo 3rio

I’m very happy to be featured in Victionary’s latest book: So1o 2uo 3rio. The book speaks with 30 different designers from 18 different countries in their artistic challenges and experiences. The book is divided into 3 different sections, the solo freelancers, duo studios and trio studios. My feature is spanning 10 pages in the so1o section, as a solo freelancer and solo designer on agency projects. All people I’ve worked with on the projects are also credited in the book. I have to say, the book looks very sleek! I’ve added some photos from my feature below, but if you wish you buy the book, head over to http://victionary.com/.

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lervig07
June 26, 2013

Lervig 10th Anniversary beer

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.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
June 26, 2013
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Photos form Grafill Sommerfest 2013

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.

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fysisk_a10
June 13, 2013

Stavanger Aftenblad A+

Stavanger Aftenblad goes from being free on the net to charge for parts of its online services as well as expanding the total supply of content. The aim was to show that Aftenbladet gets better – and that subscribers get much more than before for the same price.

By introducing A+ we emphasized that the newspaper is now much more than only a hardcopy newspaper. The visual language highlighted some of Aftenbladets major subject areas: An A+ dressed in grass symbolizes the sports section, an A+ carved from metal plate filled with oil representing the energy industry, etc. The visual A+ was designed in Aftenbladets’s unique typography. The old slogan “Useful every day” was updated to “Useful every second.” As a subscriber, you’ll always be up to date!

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grafill09
June 9, 2013

Grafill Sommerfest 2013

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.

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sandu01s
May 4, 2013
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Featured in Absolute Stationary Design

The Ruben Hestholm identity was recently featured in Absolute Stationary Design by Sandu.
The book can be bought here at amazon.com.

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cookies04
March 4, 2013

Bjergsted.no – Fortune cookies

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.

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Bjergsted
March 2, 2013

Bjergsted.no

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.

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da01
December 2, 2012

New business cards!

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.

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IdN Magazine
October 12, 2012

Featured in IdN Magazine – Shapes-in-pattern

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.

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Identity Suite
August 9, 2012

Featured in Victionary’s Identity Suite

I was recently featured in Victionary‘s newest book on identity design; Identity Suite, and just received the book. It was the Ruben Hestholm identity that was featured in the book.
They write:

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.

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Marulk
June 10, 2012

MARULK party invitation

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.

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tf08
April 17, 2012

Featured in TwoFold Magazine

I was recently featured in TwoFold Magazine Issue 3. Twofold is a magazine focusing on typography and illustration. Quirky, fun and a good platform for designers and illustrators to show off their work.

You can buy the magazine Here.

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fen12
April 16, 2012
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Fenomenon

Fenomenon is a Norwegian electronica band from Stavanger. Together with Petter Skogheim, we designed their newest album, simply called “Fenomenon”. We decided to build on the idea of a phenomenon, and saw that in light casting and refractions. So the cover itself shows inverted light refractions, which is a quite subtle and beautiful phenomenon.

You can listen to the album here: Fenomenon on Spotify.

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