Ripley the Sailor & the Starfish who was lousy at giving directions

April 23rd, 2013

Ripley the Sailor

Here’s a quick doodle from today – its roots from a doodle I had instagrammed a while back.

I added the starfish to give a reason for Ripley’s weird expression. Think it turned out alright:)

Kinda fun to use the instagrammed monochrome palette.

Casa de Biciclettas

November 5th, 2012

During the summer I designed a logo and poster for my old collegue, Katrine, for her and her husband’s new venture: a Bed and Breakfast for cyclisyts – on Mallorca: Casa de Bicicletas.

Nice. The place looks beautiful!

I took the “House of Cycles” literally- and put a cycle in a house for the logo. Figured it would make it stand out from the other cycle-rentals on the island. They all seem to use clipart cyclists or cranks as logos.

Edit: Sun/Moon

January 4th, 2011

Sometimes some of my illustrative whimsy just doesn’t cut it for the designs we work on.
Like these fellas. I wanted to illustrate AM/PM, but – turns out we have a 24 hour clock. Don’t need AM/PM at all.

So I made this conglomeration –

just to illustrate that it could be either night or day – depends how good you are at reading a 24hr clock;)

So there ya go.

Moleskine Plain Cahier Journals – my new sketchbooks

December 14th, 2010

Over the past few years, I’ve been using Bookbinders Design’s very nice square formatted hardcover sketchbooks. I even got a case for the trio. These were great books. I loved the format, and the hardcover, but the paper didn’t have a great bit of tooth to it, and they weren’t handy for sketching on the go.

Once they were filled with doodles I thought about getting another set, but they are awfully expensive. I had a Moleskine notepad a while ago, which I really liked, very handy – fit right in a jacket pocket – but small for sketching, really. I had been given a lined journal from my sister an even longer time ago – bigger; but lighter paper – not so good for sketching. The size was perfect.

So I opted for a 3 pack of Cahiers – light, portable, nice paper. Slide in a jacket pocket, and I’m good to go. They even have a pocket in back page (I use it for receipts). And they are inconspicuous enough that they don’t fill my tiny desk when i’m not using them!

Moleskine 3 Plain Cahier Journals

Jeremy Clapin

December 14th, 2010

If you like French film, animation, absurdism, and a bit of melancholy to boot. Take a gander at this fine film by Jeremy Clapin

Part 1
Part 2

Parallel Parking

November 18th, 2010

Parallel Parking from Yum Yum London on Vimeo.

This was an oversight. Thought I had posted it somewhere, but it looks like I didn’t. Pretty cute. Apparently the makers made some real-life figurines that have caught my eye…

Pretty cool:)


Ize bin framed! Framed, I say!

October 28th, 2010

I got glasses. Old age, you know. They should make me look distinguished, clever, even. Not sure they do the trick;)

Photo manipulation by Toycamera Analogcolor

House on the Hill

October 18th, 2010

Here’s a oldie I found while going through some backups. It’s a house – on a hill:)

The Beatles – Rockband intro

October 4th, 2010

I won’t ever play the game, but the intro is lovely. (Yes, I realize it’s old now)

See more awesome Quentin Vien animations here

HOME – Yann ARTHUS-BERTRAND’s Documentary

September 21st, 2010

I just happened upon this documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (aerial photographer extraordinaire), playing on SVT1 tonight. I didn’t know what I was in for.

First, I thought it was another sort of BBC nature film, then another sort of Inconvenient Truth, or Food Inc., but soon found it was a mixture of all of them. Less politics, more history, more beautiful photography, more personal. More French;)

The first three quarters of the film builds up to a climax where I was left feeling gutted, hating humanity and mad as hell wanting to do something before it is too late. That’s when I thought it would end in a French way – boom , that’s it, it’s the end, take a puff on your cigarette, “That’s LIFE monsieur! It’s shit. Deal with it!”

But then Yann gets more personal, expressing the hope he has cultivated through his experiences of what he’s seen of people doing things to change the status quo, around the world. Then he sends a human-sized rallying cry to get us of our butts – to do something about it.

HOME – See the whole film here