Desimal on facebook

Posted December 3, 2010 by Desimalgroup
Categories: All Norsk

Sjekk ut facebook.com/Desimal – hvis oss litt kjærlighet, og få oppdateringene våre på facebookveggen din. (Litt kjappere oppdateringer der inne enn her ;)
Nå…klargjøre studio for ukas mest interessante fotoshoot.

Black and white photography

Posted October 14, 2010 by Desimalgroup
Categories: All English, Arts, Photography

What´s cool about black and white photography? I took this photo last year. I still like it alot so i thought i would post it…
The Challenged - black and white
As you may see, I´ve made an effort to make a man resemble a statue. Inspiration “Statue of David”. Which do you like better?
The Challenged 2

Nye relasjoner skapes på Romerike

Posted May 14, 2010 by Stian
Categories: All Norsk, Arts, Design, Networking

Business Romerike“Business Romerike” er et nettverk for forretningsfolk. Det er for lokale firmaer og for de som har interesse for Romerike og business her… Desimal skal drifte og drive frem facebooksiden til Business Romerike!

Vignetten laget jeg på bakgrunn av Vebjørn Sands representasjon av “The Golden Horn Bridge” – tegnet av Leonardo DaVinci i sin tid, men kun nylig fremstilt over E18 på Ås. Imponerende stykke arbeid… Gratulerer til Ås kommune og Vebjørn Sand!

Leonardo DaVinci beskrev sin “Golden Horn Bridge” som en “Perfect pressed-bow”. Idéen min for å bruke Leonardos bru, kom med inspirasjon fra bruas perfekte design som forteller om veier som krysses i et nettverk der mennesker møtes. Den kom aldri lenger enn til tegnebrettet i Leonardos tid… Men dens forbindelse til møtet mellom mennesker på hver sin side, er spennende. Den har et nettverk av støtteformer. Den spente buen er innovativ, veldesignet og sikker i sin sak. Den tar ingen pause, men den er fremoverlent og engasjert. Lykke til videre med prosjektet i andre verdensdeler Vebjørn! (prosjektet kan følges her)

Sjekk ut Business Romerike på  facebook.com/BusinessRomerike

Byfesten i Lillestrøm 2010 nærmer seg

Posted April 26, 2010 by Stian
Categories: All Norsk, Networking

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Er din bedrift klar for 120.000 unike byfestgjester 9.juni?
Er du klar, eller har du tenkt å stenge dørene til sjappa og selv sette deg på uteserveringen med øl og tapas?!

Byfesten er et sosialt nettverkstreff
Representerer du en Lillestrømbedrift, så bør du absolutt ha litt synlighet foran denne enorme og åpne mengden besøkende – om ikke med en leid bodplass så i det minste med din personlige tilstedeværelse og kanskje også en liten plan for hvordan din bedrift kan bidra til noe positivt ovenfor befolkningen på disse byfestdagene… Dette er et sosialt nettverkstreff dere!

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Friday visit by designstudent

Posted March 14, 2010 by Stian
Categories: All English, Design

I´m sincerely honored when I´m able to give advice or a lending hand to art and designstudents, because they really are our future teamplayers and some will soon enough be our new source of inspiration.

So, on occasion we have students contacting us and stopping by the studio. Like yesterday I had mediastudent, now on his 2nd year, Snorre Glemmestad visiting! He´s taking an interest in commercial marketing strategies. Amongst other stuff… ;)

http://www.sglemmestad.com/

Snorre Glemmestad portfolio


We had a good talk on marketing with social media and he showed of some of his work. So here´s a little thanks to Snorre Glemmestad for the good talk, a good friday´s inspiration and if you´d like to check out his portfolio just click on the image above.

Produktdesign = økt salg

Posted October 19, 2009 by Stian
Categories: All Norsk, Design

Som forbrukere går vi ubevisst lei av produkter som ikke endrer seg. Det betyr at endring av produktdesign = økt salg.

E24.no ble det igår sluppet en artikkel om hvordan fiskematprodusenten Lofotprodukt endret logo og byttet etikett og dermed økte salgstallene betraktelig. Det finnes nå flere undersøkelser som tydelig beviser designets makt og potensiale for lønnsomhet. Jeg vil legge til at det gjelder for god bruk av design og ikke hva som helst – man snakker her ikke om reklame men design.

– De aller fleste produkter trenger av og til en forfriskning. Selv en liten endring vil oppfattes av hjernen din, selv om du ikke selv er bevisst endringen. Og en liten endring vil umiddelbart føre til økt salg – kan Skule Storheill i Norsk Designråd fortelle.

Les mer om Norsk Designråds undersøkelser her.

Finished concept art, my workstation and street art

Posted June 17, 2009 by dcept
Categories: All English, Arts, Concept art

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Hey guys!

Got a thought that maybe I’d show my workstation at work (which I’ve finally gotten around to keeping in a relative state of tidy-ness..haha), some finished work like I promised in the last post and a piece of street art I saw around town the other day!

I’ll start our with my station.. I’ve added notes on there so you can see on the picture instead of me rambling on. Click for larger picture (sorry about the crappy cellphone camera quality.. it was the closest camera with the least hassle.. hehe)

Desktop

And here’s the piece that’s on the screen. It’s a concept art/moodboard piece I did for a company called Design Haircare. This is a Naiad from greek mythology. They’re dieties (spelling correct? Plural of “diety”?) that dwell in water. Being connected to their place of water, they die if the water dries out. This particular one resides in a sacred pool.

Naiade

Ok, and now for something I didn’t do myself, but I thought it was kinda cool. I’m a sucker for stencils and street art, so I snapped a picture of this one while walking around town:

Stencil

I have no idea who the artist is, and I’m guessing if I knew, he wouldn’t have wanted me to go public with his name.. haha.. If the artist sees this though: Dig your work!

Oh.. in other news I was interviewed by Dee Wilcox over at Creative Perch a little while back! Click to jump over there and read it!

Photoshop 2009 conference

Posted April 25, 2009 by Stian
Categories: All English, Arts, Concept art, Design

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The Photoshop conference held in Oslo, Norway 23.04.2009, presented our own Fredrik Dahl Tyskerud (aka dCepT), who held a 50 min lecture on painting with photoshop from a concept artist point of view. Here´s his work captured from the front-row-seat.

shapes1shapes2
Work progress shown in three stages.

finished_concept

Steve Caplin also spoke at the conference. The graphic artist specialising in photomontage illustration. You can read more about Steve Caplin here
Check out his books and also Steves portfolio at www.stevecaplin.com

Illustrations for Fristads Norge

Posted April 9, 2009 by dcept
Categories: All English, Concept art

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Lotsa bloggin’ goin’ on now.. hehe.. Guess me and Stian are on a roll :P

I finished these illustrations right before I went to London. They were used for a presentation of a brand merger for company selling work clothes.. The illustrations were aimed at showing some core values associated with two slightly different brands, and the merger of the two.

I wanted to share a bit of the process with you guys as well, so I’m showing the thumbs too.

Started out doing a few thumbnails that showed the client some options.

djupvik_pioner_thumbs1

We agreed on nr. 2 and 5

The final images were made in Photoshop and ArtRage jumping back and forth a lot. Photoshop for fine detailing and sharper edges, ArtRage for the more impressionistic, rougher parts and a blend of the two emerge.

The final images:

pioner_venstre

djupvik_hoyre

djupvik_pioner_panorama_original

As always: click the images for larger versions :)

Hope you enjoy!

Top 5 applications for creative teams

Posted April 9, 2009 by Stian
Categories: All English, Arts, Concept art, Design, Photography

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Do you have any favorite creative application you use so please share!
Here is our top 5 list that the team really appreciates when working together.

Subscribe to our Artist blog updates right here, and we can stay in touch.

Nr.1 – Art Rage – www.artrage.com
Classic painting methods in a great design. The way to go when you want to paint digitally with a traditional touch. You can download the starter edition at no cost!

bridge_desimal
Raging river paint process: A quick sketch was made in Photoshop before jumping over in ArtRage to flesh it out with the oil brush and pallette knife. Smaller, sharper details were done in Photoshop and ArtRage skipping back and forth. Finally a rough texture pass was done in ArtRage and added as an overlay layer in Photoshop to pull together the piece and add a final ”traditional” touch.

Nr. 2 – Google SketchUp – sketchup.google.com
Create 3D models, modify them, paint it over, get a perspective. Real easy to use. For the creative who is NOT a 3D modeler. Simple interface and just a great FREE application from Google.
Oslo_desimal
”Hidden in plain sight”: Buildings started of as 3D objects created in SketchUp. Ambulance and background people made for placeholders for painting over with in Photoshop.

Nr. 3 – InDesign – www.adobe.com
Every designers need-to-own software. This is what you should use for designing professional layouts for print. Putting together typography and images.
barkart_ads
Local pub: Design of front and back of barchart done with InDesign. Illustrations used created with Photoshop.

Nr. 4 – Adobe Photoshop – www.photoshop.com
For image retouchers, designers, concept artists, photographers and many more…
LSK Desimal
Image makeover: We did a concept of enpowering soccerplayers (and coach as in this image) with superpowers. Using our own uniqe techniqe with photographing on greenscreen, using different textures and painting over with Photoshop.

Nr. 5 – Spotify – www.spotify.com
SpotifyLast but not least! Ones you´ve tried it you won´t ever look back. Still in Beta, but every team needs music to pump the fuels of the creative multiverse. With Spotify you are never far away from the song you want. All played online without downloadtime.

Spotify also allows you to share songs and playlists with your team, and even work together on collaborative playlists!

Input: Hope you found some new toys here at our top 5 applications. Please leave a comment on your suggestions or input. You may get frequent updates from our artists updates right here.

* All designs copyrighted work of Desimal and the artists.