Graphic designer from Tallinn, Estonia.
Open for collaborations, commisions and fun!
An event poster for Talamak (progressive rock band) and Malcolm Lincoln (electro-pop group) live performance held in Viljandi, Estonia. It was kind of wall-to-wall event, so I wanted to equalize the performers on the poster so they could get even attention. I played with their syllables in their names so it would generate a sort of rythm and music itself.
A project made together with Marge Monko and the second year students of the Estonian Academy of Arts photography department. This book is a collection of their personal projects during the Spring-semester of 2011. The book is divided into 8 page booklets. Each booklet contains 2 pages for research material, 2 for curriculum, artist statement & project description, a 2 page coloured spread for the final outcome and 2 pages for brainstormed words. All printed with a copy-machine and a color laser-printer.
Also a project with the 2nd year students of the Estonian Academy of Arts photography department. This time a «How to do an exhibition?» manual. The material for this book was collected & written by the students themselves. It's divided into 7 parts and gives an overview from different printing possibilities to the opening of the exhibition. Besides this it has tips from artists and general know-how on how to prepare your outcome.
Website for the Tallinn Performing Arts Festival 2011. Identity by Kaarel Nõmmik.
Mamo is a great café managed by Margit Hakomaa. She's cares alot about healthy food and offers the freshest food in town. While Jan Tomson created the identity, I created the website.
Poster for the «Hea Töö» exhibition. Its actually connected with the concept of the exhibition itself, where each participant had a 400x400x620mm box with their name cut into of it. This poster is also created with a milling machine.
Research about the border-zone between Estonia and its biggest island Saaremaa in the Soviet Uninon. 23 years ago the island was the western border of Soviet Uninon, packed with military equipment aimed at Western-Europe. Mainlanders needed a special invitation or a document for a visit. The book concicsts of newspaper articles between 1987–1988, where the locals argue with the mainlanders about keeping the border-zone or not.
Anu Vahtra and Paulien Barbas workshop dealt with 2D and 3D phenomenon, where the outcome had to relate with EKKM (Estonian Contemporary Art Museum). I was interested how would EKKM look like, if you could see it threw up-side-down glasses. I found that at a certain angle you could see the room and the reflected two-dimensional after-image at the same time. By viewing differents spots around EKMM, this optical illusion created new rooms for the viewer.
Me and Andrus Aavik had to research a color in Matthias Kreuzer's workshop. The outcome had to end up in a black & white booklet. We researched color red and decided to show the emotional side of it – anger. For this we used English phrases and generated news titles where different professions loose their temper. Also we tried to literally express those titles in photos.
Book design for J.D. Salinger's «Nine Stories».
Objects that essentially don't fit together, but still own similiar relationships. I collected random objects, experimented with them and made photos out of those relations.
Hand-made poster for a poem by Heiti Talvik's "Jumalate hämaras nr 3".
Collaboration with Sander Lastovets. We where dissapointed that there wasn't a decent pocket-book witch could explain everyday Estonian grammar in a really simple way.
This is a New York City travel-guide made using the information found on the Wikipedia link. I wanted to create a pocket-sized pamphlet which was easy to understand. Researching the article I found that NYC likes to compare itself with other US and world cities so I decided to translate the article into diagrams.
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Graphic design BA
Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn
2007 – 2010
Ranno Ait OÜ
freelance graphic designer
2011 – present
Estonian Academy of Arts,
Graphic design department
Sept. 2010 – Sept. 2011