June 1. 2019
Illustration together with comment piece called Literature should not be virgin tested! Among other aspects about all those who are easily provoked by authors writing fiction about things they themselves haven’t experienced. For example a hetero person writing a gay character. I myself think fiction is fiction, and that an author should not be met by critique on that basis. It should be based on how good or bad it is, simple as that. It is a beautiful thing with the empathy that ca dwells in the writing from an author who has done proper research in order to see the world from another perspective.
May 25. 2019
Illustrasjon together with comment piece by Knut Olav Åmås. A snippet of the topic translated into english: "Journalisme at its best, shape our society. A shame that it seldom is at it's best." Among other aspects Knut writes about the lack in media on the covering of things in society that should be covered, but isn't, and strict editorial guidelines inhibiting nuances. The talk bubble in the illustration reads as follows: "Do you got something else I can quote you on?" My idea started with the metaphor of writing in primary colours, which then led to combing a laptop with the well known Brio shape inserting child toy.
May 11. 2019
Illustration for political comment by Kjetil Rolness, about the paradox of equality among the sexes. A fight which has become quite one-sided in it’s perspective.
May 4. 2019
Illustration together with comment by Maryam Iqbal Tahir: "If a blog isn't good for you, you should stop following it." Yes indeed! What a rewarding bliss to draw this! All girls, women, boys and men out there, give those who spread unhealthy body ideals out there, your middle finger.
April 27. 2019
Illustration for political comment by Maria Kjos Fonn; A humane drug politic is also linked to feminisme. Women drug addicts with low social economic status experience a male dominated domain and the resulting in-humane consequences.
April 13. 2019
Illustration together with text by Anita Krohn Traaseth, about seeing the commercial and aesthetic potential in a Norwegian wood as building material.
April 6. 2019
Illustration in the new saturday section of Aftenposten, "Comment on a Saturday", debuting today, together with a comment text by Kjetil Rollnes, called "Salige er de rikes barn" / "Blessed be the children of the rich".
1. June 2018
I've made eleven illustrations for the cover story of Aftenposten A-magasinet. Visualizing the 10-page story; "The Art of Failure" / "Kunsten å mislykkes", about starting up your own business, see it crash and burn, and the art of picking yourself up from the rubbles and be open about it. A massive task and a long planning process, where I aimed at creating a unified graphic identity concept with a flexibility for narrative flow and fun together with the text. Thanks to Aftenposten with Martin Slottemo Lyngstad for giving me such a great editorial canvas, and creative freedom. Text: Anette Aasheim.
28. October 2017
My debut illustrations for Aftenposten, together with an article written by Kjersti Nipen, about hate and rage spreading on social media.
Illustrations are copyright 2017 © Åge Peterson