– a blog about my work, ideas, typography and passion for books. And some PhD studies.

Paper dialogues Design

05.02.2019

WORK | I am designing material for the next Paper Dialogue exhibition. The exhibition has been shown at Today Art Museum in Bejing, Shanghai, Norway and Jersey and is now coming to Center for Papirkunst in Denmark 22 March 2019. Posters, invitations, wall text etc. are prepared for the exhibition. See the catalogue and the Paper Dialogues visual identity.

100 000,- NOK from Grafill

12.12.2018

PHD | Very happy and very grateful, receiving 100 000,- NOK regarding my PhD and research of food labels from 1850 with a particular focus on health messages.

Presenting my research project at “The ephemera of food packaging” workshop

29.11.2018

PHD | Workshop and talks regarding the ephemera of food packaging at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading 28 November 2018. Michael Twyman, Alison Black, Guy Baxter, Julie-Anne Lambert and myself. Great inspiration and fascinating exhibition showing food-related ephemera and books.

LETTERPRESS WORKSHOP

28.10.2018

PERSONAL PROJECT  |  Learning how to use the material for working with letterpress. Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading. Looking forward to working with more letterforms and colours.

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Confirmation of Registration

08.10.2018

PHD RESEARCH  |  Monday October 8 at 12.00. Handing in the confirmation of registration; Developing a descriptive framework for food labelling.

RESEARCH SEMINAR PRESENTATION

17.05.2018

PHD RESEARCH  |  Talking about my food label project so far, how I am working in order to get a better understanding of verbal and pictorial narratives that are relevant to health. Here giving an explanation of nutrition claims, health claims and terms.

Research seminar at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading, 17 May 2018.

Annual report 2017, Bodil

03.05.2018

PERSONAL PROJECT  |  A new step. This years theme for my annual report is how 2017 was divided into 2/3 design and 1/3 research. Design projects, the beginning of my doctoral research in September, a new everyday life, a lot of reading, searching for food labels, frustrations, happiness, curiosity and some few design projects…

WORKING ON MY SEMINAR PAPER

08.04.2018

PHD RESEARCH  |  Working on my seminar paper; A study of front-of-package food labels, with particular reference to use of the term ‘pure’, a part of the research seminar at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading, 17 May 2018.

Today there are contested opinions about the impact of nutrition and health claims on front-of-package food labels on consumer behaviour. To understand the integration and the reasons for these claims, an understanding of the historical context is necessary. As part of my research project, which involves a diachronic study of food labels in Britain from 1850–1970, this seminar paper will draw attention to the term ‘Pure’ and analyse how the word is presented on labels taking account of the context in which they were produced. Read the paper: Bodil Mostad Olsen_Seminar 17.05.2018

Mustard label from c. 1870, ©Bodleian Library, University of Oxford 2008: John Johnson Collection.

 

DENMARK SUGAR MUSEUM

03.03.2018

PHD RESEARCH  |  Visiting Denmark Sugar Museum in Nakskov, Loland Falster.

MEETING CIRKA TEATER IN LONDON

20.02.2018

WORK  |  I love working with Monica and Cirka Teater, and when she was in London in February we set up a meeting. TY Seven Dials, good coffee, great food, annual report 2017, brochure and prospects.