Below you find selected desktop publishing projects I am or have been involved in.
KP was a "magazine" I published as a hobby from 1989 to 2001. It had over 100 subscribers during does years, and the most was probably around 50 at the same time. The final issue was unfortunately never relased since I didn't have the time or inspiration anymore when I "went professional" - see below. The content was mainly articles and reviews - probably best comparable to "Reader's Digest". KP lives on online of course, so you can check out the website In many ways KP involved into oebfa.com since that site is based on one of the last reviews written for KP, and I met a lot an a lot more inspiring audience online. Most subscribers of the printed magazine was probably 50+, so you might say it evolved in a different direction.
More importantly, KP gave me a lot of insight into desktop publishing and gave me my current job (see below). The magazine was first appenedhand-drawn and photocopied, then written on a typewriter before it moved into the computer era on a Hewlett Packard-85. This was a small computer with an integrated monitor and printer based on the BASIC operating system, actually bought from a sale at was what to become my college years later (Buskerud College). Then came various computers (86XT, 286AT, Pentium 75Hz...). By the end I also got a laser printer so I could produce all copies myself. Software used included WordPerfect 4.2 (DOS) and later Works and Word on Windows. So it went through the various stages of history even though I was born in 1981 - meaning most of this took place in the 90's ;). The first website was probably launched in 1998.
Numedal church magazine
From 2001 I've been working as editor of the local church magazine in Numedal, a magazine for the congregations in Nore, Rollag and Flesberg parishes. The job is mainly to edit submitted material and prepare the magazine for printing, but I also do some reporting and I write some articles. This means that I also have experience with photographing and image processing. The magazine has so far no webpage, but it's possible to order a subscription by contacting me. Selected articles I've written can be found on this site.
The magazine is edited and designed in Microsoft Word, and converted to PDF using the free software PDF995 before it is sent to the printing office. Pictures are edited in Adobe Photoshop Elements. Now the source is usually a digital camera, but some prictures are also scanned from paper copies. The magazine is in black and white.
The pictures on the example magazines to the right are taken by my brother GT.