I’ve lost my innocence — for better and for worse.
Ylva Schwenke (15) from Tromsø hid by ‘Kjærlighetsstien’ (a path on Utøya translated “The love path”). She was shot in the shoulder, her stomach and in both of her thighs.
I would like to introduce a project by one of my clients: Norwegian photographer Andrea Gjestvang’s beautiful and powerful project “One Day in History” is an ongoing photographic series portraying the youths who survived the massacre at the summer camp on Utøya on July 22nd 2011.
Although somewhat separate from my normal line of work, I’ve been been translating the accompanying texts written by the survivors from Norwegian to English as well as laying out presentations of the project. I have several times been moved to the point of tears from the words and images of these insightful and brave young people. Their ability to reflect on and grow from their experiences is extraordinary and Gjestvang’s ability to capture this is nothing short of remarkable.
This project will be launced as a book by Norwegian publisher Pax in October 2012.
Keep following her project on Andrea Gjestvang’s website,and check out Newsweek’s recent article on the project here.
Just received the news that OCW Magazine 6.1/#20: Material Arrangement, won the Regional Design Awards presented by Design Edge Canada magazine for best publication! This publication was produced in conjunction with the exhibition Material Arrangement, a Goethe Satellite at the 221A Artist Run Centre in Vancouver, which I took part in last November. Congratulations to everyone involved!
Jaz Halloran (Art Director), Tracy Stefanucci (Publisher/Editor),
Andy Chung (Artist/Designer), Anette K Hansen (Artist/Designer),
Christy Nyiri (Artist/Designer), Easton West (Artist/Designer),
Eileen Velthuis (Copy Editor), Yvonne Hachkowski (Photographer).
Client: OCW Magazine, OCW Arts & Publishing Foundation
This weekend I styled a photo story for SemiDomesticated with the incredibly talented photographer Marios Kalamaris using the lovely Lisa @ Izaio and a selection of cloths borrowed from Mayflower Vintage. Marios is a dream to work with, and who can complain about spending 8 hours outside when you get to spend it in a park on a sunny spring day? While I’m waiting patiently for the edited results, I’ll post a photo Marios did for Ozon Denim.
Last month I was invited to be part of the exhibition Material Arrangement, a Goethe Satellite at the 221A Artist Run Centre in Vancouver, curated by Jaz Halloran & Tracy Stefanucci. Fellow designer Easton West and I were flown to Vancouver to exhibit alongside Vancouver artists, Andy Chung and Christy Nyiri. All four of us had been asked to explore the role of graphic treatment in the conveyance of meaning by arranging a collection of materials — asserting that the arrangement of graphical forms is material to meaning-making in graphic design.
Through my project Shit Talk, I collected over 500 photographs of hand lettering from various public bathrooms in Berlin. The the lettering in the photos were used to design a pattern which was later applied to wallpaper and fabric to create an interior scene within the gallery.
See the full project here.