Greetings from Tromso

Posted by Scott

After a very long couple days, I’m finally here in Tromsø for Insomnia. Please excuse the bad photo, there were these incredible landscapes on the way in but all I had was my little Canon Elph and it was very dark. As you can see, the Elph doesn’t handle it very well… Suffices to say, the pic doesn’t do this place justice; I’ve never seen anything like the view from the plane tonight. I have the big Nikon out now and hopefully I can get some good shots of all the amazing design and typography here over the next few days and maybe some better landscapes on the way out. I walked around a little bit this evening and this place is incredible. It seems almost fake, I don’t know what I expected but it wasn’t anything close to this. Wish I was staying longer.

Just a quick note about the video situation a lot of you were asking about in the workshop post: I will see what the organizers have planned tomorrow, but I’m not sure if they are set up to record. I will be doing similar workshops in Amsterdam and Toronto coming up though so I will try to get one of those taped properly.

Time to rest up for tomorrow, my sleep schedule is all wrong right now. Hope to see some of you tomorrow at the workshop.

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Bas says:

October 23, 2009 at 5:10 am

Amsterdam! YEAH!
Then I can just take my bike.
Thanks in advance; great news.

Anyway, I still think this picture looks great. Blends nicely with the website also. Enjoy the nature + culture over there!


Ryan says:

October 23, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Seriously awesome to hear your talk today in Tromsø– thanks for coming all the way up here. I felt like it was great to hear your thoughts on the design process, and to see what goes into your work. As a random note, since you produce music on vinyl often, I thought you might like to know that Verdensteatret’s café primarily plays music on vinyl, too (it’s even in their WiFi password).

I like the concept of stepping through the negative space into another world, and how your poster style reflects the other world ideas. In a way, I felt like that on my way to Tromsø’s center today. It was really bright because the sun was low, and kind of dreamy (because we haven’t had a lot of direct sunlight lately) so all these little elements and grain I’d normally not notice stood out quite a bit. I hope you get a chance to enjoy these things while you’re here. Particularly the northern lights, and the small meteor shower going on now, too– there are a few dark places on this island to watch the sky, but getting off the island and to Kvaløya (across the sound from the airport) might be a real good bet, too.

Anyway, enjoy the rest of your stay here!