Poster for the award winning Norwegian short film «Magnus, a spring day» by Munin film.
Film is a video diary perspective from the life of a heroin user in Oslo.
Magnus Lilleberg takes you on a intimate journey into his everyday life as a heroin addict in the capital of Norway. He films himself with his hand-held camera and he describes a tough reality without demanding compassion in return.
Poster was created using a mixture of photo manipulation and digital painting in Photoshop.
Font for the Title «Magnus» is created from Magnus Lillebergs own handwritten signature.
The buildings depicted on the poster are taken from areas in Oslo were Magnus and other addicts usually meet.
First rough sketch of Magnus in Oslo
alternative with clean background
Spring color palette
Nico D is a french/norwegian reggae artist based in Oslo Norway.
I wanted to make a cover that represented the mix-tape and his background.
The layout shows 4 turntables that feed into a mixtape at the bottom. On the top 2 turntables there are 2 icons depicted to represent the artists roots. The holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo and the eifel tower in paris.
The overall layout builds on text over the portrait that resembles a crown and design elements around the portrait that are influenced by africa, reggae and music in general.
Mix tape coverart
Mixtape cover alt version
After sketching I layed out the design in illustrator.
Finally I did the finnishing touches in photoshop to give the artwork a worn down/rusty look.
For this project I wanted to create a basic Layout with a eyecatching illustration that represented Jazz visually, with sombre relaxing colors and a dynamic figurative abstract feel to it.
First sketch with pencil.
Vector artwork in Illustrator.
For the characters I only used solid black and Purple to highlight the main features.
Background is made up of several transparent irregular shapes to give a dynamic feel that moves in the opposite direction of the musicians. This helped gain the Jazzy feel I was lookng for.
Finally I added the illustration from illiustrator to a basic layout in indesign to get correct allignment for the text and imagery. From Indesign the poster is prepared for print with the correct values of bleed and colors.