Info_ About Marte
My name is Marte and I am a designer & artist based in Trondheim, Norway.
I work at EGGS Design as a digital designer, where I do mostly branding and UI design. In my spare time I do a lot of calligraphy, lettering, sign painting, collage making, painting and other creative activities, most of which is typography driven.
I’m also a part of Grafill Trondheim. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated on creative events in Trondheim.
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Resource_ article 'What pen did you use?'
For my master thesis, I did a project where I explored using random household items such as cotton sticks, marshmallows, sponge, a pair of socks, coffee cups and cardboard, to do calligraphy and lettering. Since then, I've developed this concept further, such as participating in 36 Days of Type and painting murals.
If you'd like to try it out yourself, check out the article I wrote with tips & tricks on how to do lettering with random items on Medium.
Download the epletyv alphabet poster I use in my workshops (brush script calligraphy)
File size: 3MB
Tips & tricks to develop your lettering routine
- a free resource from Typism that I’ve contributed to
Info_ What does 'epletyv' mean?
“Epletyv” [ep:le tyv] is Norwegian and means “apple thief” — directly translated.
Growing up, my friends and I used to go scrumping for apples in the gardens around my neighbourhood. We learned where the best apples grew and which gardens that had the angriest owners. We had a get-away routine but also a handful of excuses for when that routine failed.
Today I pay for the apples I eat, but the name has stuck with me and is now the name of my brand and online persona.
I also host the occasional workshop in brush script calligraphy. During a workshop, we go through all the letters and practice them by writing out words.
Brush script is perfect for place cards, birthday greetings, logos, book covers, tote bag designs, etc. The list goes on. It is also a relatively easy style to learn the basics of, with great potential for improvement with regular practice.