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Norway or the Highway 3

November 22, 2009

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Here’s some wood blocks Chris is working on for the install of the project (above), and my latest hand painted sign is below:
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Two students painted this. “Bruk & Kast” means “Use & Toss” in Norwegian.

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This is a stencil I cut to advertise the project. “Kjøp Nå, Betal Senerte” means “But Now, Pay Later,” which is the title of the project:
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And a bonus photo! This is a 550 year old ash tree growing down the street from the school. It’s curling out of the ruins of a 800 year old monastery!:
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5 comments on “Norway or the Highway 3”

Looking good!
lots of good letters,
Whats the 50% about and is it painted or printed?
almost looks like paper.
From the look of the “buy now, pay later” piece that you’re still looking at WPA posters, as well as others. The absence of black and the misting in the waves remind me of a lot of old litho posters.
nice stuff.

The poster is right, it’s a typo in the blog…
As for the cityscape, the students aren’t from the island, they are just there for school for one year. Many are from Oslo and other cities in Norway, which are increasingly looking like American cities. Their experience with advertisements and consumerism is not as extreme as it is here in the US, but they seem to feel it creeping in, and have ambivalent relationships to it.

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