Tilius Sodeika

Tilius Sodeika is a graphic designer, specialised in printed media and web design. Invested in kinetic typography and motion design, he is also currently training to develop small size websites. His development of an eloquent visual language is at the service of the content hierarchy. He is now based in Berlin.

education ↓

• Brenderup folk highschool/hojskole 2013 (Denmark)

• Preparatory year 2014–2015 CATC Design College (Australia)

• University 2016–2020 KABK BA Graphic Design (Netherlands)

internship ↓

• Studio De Ronners 2019
— recommendation letter

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murina.lt identity, website design & development (SM)

DESCRIPTION ↓

Murina is a lighting design studio situated in Vilnius, Lithuania. After more than 20 years, Murina transformed from being a luminaries retail company to a lighting design studio. The website focuses on communicating that transformation, highlighting the services they provide, the projects they worked on and offers a catalog for both household customers and professionals. Their visual identity has a clean, elegant, luxury look, in combination with a constructive user experience.

Keywords ↓

#rebranding #visual_identity #logo_design #web_design #development

materials ⁄ medias ↓

#digital

year ↓

2021

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The display is divided into to two screens. Bottom one shows the perspective of human, top one the perspective of water.
The installation from above. The film was shown on two synced screens. Additional text about professor Teun Terpstra and abstract was screen-printed on the floor, and highlighted by the pointing lights from the ceiling.
The grey and purple is a reference to the scientific thinking methodology. It de-constructs the natural environment, which the black background hold together.
The map disappears under splashes of ink.
The green dots trace the stream of the sea, suggesting the chaotic flux of everything on planet earth.
The filming of the 'Water colonising the human land' chapter happened in a metal bath with a world map glued on the bottom. I used a syringe with acrylic ink.
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And I Am You & You Are Me & You Are We & We Are All (IAY)

DESCRIPTION ↓

In his film installation, Tilius Sodeika questions the constructs of nature and explores his metaphysical coordinates of living in the rise of climate change era. Tilius analyses how semiotic relations with nature are constructed by interviewing Professor Teun Terpstra, a researcher in climate change psychology. The film merges abstract with scientific, resulting in a visual poem that confronts the viewer with nature’s sublime, delivered with a turbulent, at times frightening, phonic range. The island screen installation invites the audience to experience the film from multiple perspectives: a gesture that urges one to reshape their perception of nature.

Keywords ↓

#environment_perception #climate_change #video_art #film

materials ⁄ medias ↓

#metal_installation #film_10min.
#sound_shower_speakers #sound_design #post-production
#screen_printing

year ↓

2020

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KABK 2020 Graduation show
Footnotes in the thesis are separated by two different font sizes. The larger font footnotes refer to written thesis, other smaller font footnotes refer to images or additional information.
The images play an important part in the thesis. There is a black frame with luminosity effect to give the vast variation of images a uniting design element, that doesn't reduce the image size.
The name of the thesis is repeated in the top left page. In this case, the name has a strong relation/juxtaposition with the image.
The images in the thesis are often literally referred to, therefore the thesis book designed required to place both the image and text in the same page.
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Hyperdisaster (HD)

DESCRIPTION ↓

Rebecca Solnit wrote “These are clearly not events to be wished for, yet they bring out the best in us and give us a common purpose”. His bachelor’s thesis Tilius Sodeika asks “How disasters shape societies?”, to which he started answering by researching disasters and their what the survivors experienced. He then synthesised those findings with the prediction models of climate change to, which allowed him to scale the concept and called it ‘hyperdisaster’ as it stretches further in time and space than an individual’s life. Tilius Sodeika used Extinction Rebellion protest movement to study the effects of hyperdisaster, exploring the global identity of the movement and it’s reasons, he could speculate on a further societal development in the geological era of the anthroposcene.

Keywords ↓

#bachelors_thesis
#artistic_research #book_design

materials ⁄ medias ↓

#stitch_binding #folded_sleeve_cover
#digital_printing #90g_biotop_paper

year ↓

2020

read the online book here
The footnotes are in a slanted text box, pointing to where in the text or which image each of them refers to and helps the reader to look at the footnotes without loosing line in the text after reading the footnote.
Quoted text is placed in medium Italic font to be easily distinguishable.
Body text has 2mm margin. It creates a feeling that a part of text is missing if it was cut off. Layout design conceptually adds to the theme of the thesis.
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third space (TS)

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Third Space is a bachelor’s thesis of Linhuien Chen is an auto-biographical exploration of diaspora, home, family and self-development. Linhuien Chen is born in Taiwan, in a small island called Xiyuping, which today functions as a sanctuary for wildlife. While with one hand L. Chen examines the Western culture with a magnifying glass, with the other hand she examines her past with a telescope. She navigates in this space to find an answer to question ‘Who am I and where is home to which I could return?’.

Keywords ↓

#book_design #micro_typography #editorial_design #bachelors_thesis

materials ⁄ medias ↓

#stitch_binding #cyanotype_cover
#digital_printing #90g_roman_paper

year ↓

2019

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Made using machine learning word embedding model. For input we used reports from Dutch Ministry of Finance. The output is clusters of words coordinated by their syntax, semiotic and semantic relations.
Images of the installation from the exhibition inside the building of Dutch Ministry of Finance. Here the people could interact with the website.
The poster was printed in 1/3 project issues, which were all given away during the exhibition inside the Dutch Ministry of Finance.
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Vulnerable State — Models of Language as Output (VS)

DESCRIPTION ↓

Vulnerable State is a series of 3 outputs researching the use of machine learning algorithms by the Dutch Ministry of Finance (MinFin). In the first output, Tilius Sodeika and Kihyeon Kim develops an poster using word embedding machine learning model, which was trained on various reports published by MinFin. The poster explores the biases presented by the algorithm. The second output is a visual exploration of the algorithmic biases done in a workshop to produce the second issue of The Giant Floating Eye Ball in collaboration with the 3rd year bachelor students from KABK. The third output is an interactive poem generator, which was exhibited inside MinFin with the rest of the students.

Keywords ↓

#python #bias_algorithm #machine_learning #algorithm_research

materials ⁄ medias ↓

#webdesign #poster
#word_embedding_model #exhibition

year ↓

2019

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map of skateboarding evolution (WM)

DESCRIPTION ↓

Map of Skateboarding Evolution is part of the research into the sub-movements of skateboarding. Skateboarding got introduced to the Olympics in 2016, which motivated skateboarders across the world to define a new identity. The poster explores the evolution from its infancy to its current trends on Instagram and Olympic platform.

Keywords ↓

#poster #skateboarding

materials ⁄ medias ↓

#digital_printing #500mmX700mm

year ↓

2018

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age of old (AO)

DESCRIPTION ↓

Age of Old is a poster for a media-art exhibition inside KABK. Tilius Sodeika used photos of magnified flesh highlight the biological links in human perception of ageing. The poster was screen-printed on A1 size.

Keywords ↓

#poster #exhibition

materials ⁄ medias ↓

#screen_printing #500mmX700mm
#300g_fabriano_paper

year ↓

2019

The map on the left page was created using Map Box.
The wide book format allows images and footnotes to be placed next to the body text. The 6 column grid allowed both body text pages and image pages feel coherent.
Each sub-chapter about a specific squat starts with a 3D image of the building in which the squat started. The images are modified to highlight the building.
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Wolves, Mice & Milk (WM)

DESCRIPTION ↓

Wolves Mice & Milk is a catalogue of legalised squats in Amsterdam. Tilius Sodeika explores the squatting history of Amsterdam and marks a milestone when squatting was banned in 2010. The catalogue book documents the squats that have lived passed that mark, and the communities they hold. The 62 documented squats create a unique collection and show the evolution of the movement. Tilius Sodeika decides to urges to fragility of the movement by not binding the book, as the movement nowadays no longer shares a stable platform on which is was built.

Keywords ↓

#book_design #micro_typography #editorial_design #field_research #kraak #squat #amsterdam #interview

materials ⁄ medias ↓

#open_binding #hard_cover_sleeve
#digital_printing #100g_biotop_paper

year ↓

2018

projects Overview

Studio Murina

I am you & you are me & you are we & we are all

Hyperdisaster

Third Space

Vulnerable State

Age of Old

Map of Skateboarding Evolution

Wolves Mice & Milk