Jørn Aagaard is an independent graphic designer and photographer based in Oslo, Norway. His work is mainly within the fields of identity and communication for screen and print, with a variety of clients such as Vinduet Literary Journal, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Kolon Forlag, Flamme Forlag, Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, Norwegian Arts Council, Forlaget Press, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Cappelen Damm, Morgenbladet, BLA, Grafill and D2. View CV for more info.
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The House on the Hill is a photo book and the result of my MA in graphic design at Oslo National Academy of the Arts in Norway. The book features 40 photographs from the Ennis House in the hills of Los Feliz in Los Angeles and an essay by the architect and Editor-in-Chief of Real Review, Jack Self.
The Ennis House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and constructed in the 1920s. In 1982, the house' distinctive architectural language formed the foundation for much of the production design in Ridley Scotts Blade Runner. The film is set in a dystopian future Los Angeles of 2019, but the opening crawl is distinctly un-futuristic in its choice of typography. It uses Goudy Old Style designed by Frederic W. Goudy in 1915. Naturally, the book's typography is set in Goudy and the graduation exhibition features four framed photos from the book along with two replicas of the bricks from the house in true scale.
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Exhibition design for The House on the Hill.
Poster designed and printed for Between the Clock and the Bed directed by Kasper Häggström. 70x100cm silk screen printed on 225g uncoated paper. Limited edition of 40.
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Graphic design for “Between the Clock and the Bed” directed by Kasper Häggström. "Delve into the proto-existentialist ideas and psychological themes of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s work via the minds of musicians Patti Smith and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Touring an exhibition of the nineteenth-century artist's work, Between the Clock and the Bed, held at the Munch Museum in Oslo, the artists take time out from their performances at the Øya Music Festival last summer to take in the 38 paintings on show."
Website for cinematographer Andreas Bjørseth.
Graphic design for “Sleepwalker” directed by Mathias Eriksen and Matias Rygh.
Graphic design for film projection during Lindstrøm's concert at Øyafestivalen 2018. Directed by Kasper Häggström.
Website for director Kasper Häggström.
Book design for Norwegian author Eivind Hofstad Evjemo's third novel "Velkommen til oss" published by Cappelen Damm.
Cover design for "Handke-debatten" published by Kolon.
Edited by Kaja Schjerven Mollerin and Henning Hagerup, the book documents the debate as it appeared in newspapers, journals and sosial media after the Ibsen Prize was given to Peter Handke in 2014. The decision started a debate about the relationship between art and politics, art and moral, and the author's responsibility as a public figure.
Kristine Næss, Victoria Kielland and Eivind Buene for BLA.
Identity for SHA Prosjekt A/S
Website for artist Okay Kaya.
Hermann Stene, backside noseblunt slide at the Oslo City Hall for the cover of Dank no. 7.
Art director and co-producer for “Perry” commissioned by Nowness. Directed by Kasper Häggström.
“Perry” takes you from Oslo’s deserted summer streets while most of its inhabitants are on their seasonal migration to the coast, to the cabins and fjords of Tjøme, on the southern tip of Norway. Featuring Eirik Ballo and Henrik Lund, with the voice of Fredrik Douglas Perry and music by André Bratten.
Magnus Bordewick, ollie, and Karsten Kleppan, switch backside smith grind, for the covers of Dank no. 5 and 8.
Re-design and art direction for Norwegian literary journal, Vinduet.
Vinduet is Gyldendal's literary journal founded in 1947 by Harald Grieg and Nic. Stang. The journal was started as part of building the country after World War II. It is considered one of the most important publication in Norway after the war and some of Norways most well known names in literature has contributed as Editor-in-chief; Johan Borgen, Brikt Jensen, Jan Erik Vold, Knut Faldbakken, Janneken Øverland, Jan Kjærstad and John Erik Riley.
"Mike" a.k.a. @peshmerganor for Morgenbladet
Henning Braaten, switch krooked grind for his interview in Dank no. 5.
Graphic design for "Oslo 5" directed by Jørgen Østbye Johannessen.
Design and art direction for Norwegian news paper format magazine, Kunstløftet. Kunstløftet is published by the Norwegian Arts Counsil and aims to expand and improve knowledge about art made for young. The publication is distributed bi-annually as a supplement to the Norwegian newspaper, Morgenbladet.
Combined photo book and novel designed for acclaimed Norwegian author, Tomas Espedal (Gyldendal).
Tomas Espedal is known to be one of Scandinavia's most important writers for his mix of fiction and autobiography. He is a writer who shoots photos. The book document his life the past fifteen years. Throughout the years he has been shooting photos of friends and family, the houses he's lived in and the desks he's sat while writing. It's a photo book, as well as a novel, with photos and text togehter on each page.