What I did …

It’s been oh so quiet on the blog lately – and I miss blogging on a more regular basis. But the months and weeks since summer have been super busy with 1. Making an e-magazine with the new students at Teko in Aarhus. 2. Teaching a lot at Teko in Herning this time around in Identity design, Typography, Colours, Paper and Illustrator. 3. Small trips to Hamburg and Palma – both great cities I plan to explore more in the future. 4. Enjoying a sunny and colourful autumn. I’ve spent so little time in my design studio this autumn – that I’ve decided to let go of my studio space and work from home for a while and see what the future brings. Because sometimes you have to close a door before a new door opens.

 

Magazine design

I just finished teaching another round of magazine design – and once again I’m very happy with the process and results my students showed. The collage above is a mix of their moodboards and final results. And once again they really understood the importance of grids and good typography! If you wish to learn more about the importance of typography I really recommend the booklet Meet Your Type – A Field Guide to Typography by Fontshop. It’s executed in such a fun and elegant way – You can see it or download the pdf here.

 

Beautiful Bitmap Type

Tomorrow is my last day of teaching Typography. The students have all designed zines about various typographic subjects – and I’m exited to see the final results and to have introduced them to the importance of good typograhpy. It also gives me a perfect occasion to share this collection of Beautiful Bitmaps. It’s curated by Uppercase magazine – who invited 26 typographers, designers and illustrators to make beautiful bitmaps by taking this vestigial part of digital type—the bitmap—and making it into something to be newly appreciated. You can also purchase prints of the works here at Society6.

 

Studio Snapshots

Here are a some fresh snapshots of my studio today – it’s slowly coming together – and the light here is so amazing. I love having my own space – and to turn up the music now and then – I also listen to tons of podcast while working – so please share if you have any recommendations!? The next 3 weeks I’ll spend some days away from the studio while teaching Identity Design at Teko in Herning – and I’m exited to meet the students and to teach again. Also I’m currently working on 3 identity designs for clients, so there´s a great synergy to things which I love.

 

Magazine design Workshop

I’m currently teaching a group of nine wonderful and enthusiastic girls the fine art of magazine design. Here´s a peek at the magazine moodboard workshop I taught at my studio last week. Moodboards are such a great way  to kick off a creative process – and the girls came up with some promising results. I’m enjoying this teaching experience so much – and look forward to see their final results. Make sure to check out Spagat’s Facebook page or Twitter to see some of the resources I share while teaching.