365 Day Poster Challenge
Jan 2019 – Dec 2019
Type of Work
Design and Illustration
Martin Helliesen Sørdal
My goal was to test myself in different disciplines like illustration, drawing, composition, 3D, grids and so on. My solution was 365 posters in 365 days. I tried to vary as much as possible, but well.. it was 365 days with full-time school and full-time job. There are a lot of great posters that I love till this day, and there are some very bad ones.
This project is definitely the most challenging work I have ever done. The positive outcomes are that I learned a lot about graphic design, different software, design history, illustration, drawing and last but not least, my self and my own boundaries.
February was the month where I used inspiration from other known designers to learn more about them and graphic design history.
One of my goals was to get better at drawing and illustration. Many of my posters challenged hat goal, and here are som of these.
I got inspired by phobias for some time in October ending the theme on halloween. I wanted to test how I could visualize mental issues like phobias in a visual way.
Random pixel design was kind of my go-to style when there were little time, little motivation and many other client and school projects. These were easier to make, but turned out great.
I love design that shows some humour in the process of communicating. I tried, but this is more about your perception and less about my intention, I believe.
Another loop of mine was making patterns. They did not always have a communicational value from a typographical perspective, but were more about the art of repetition.