Blokk – Identity
Blokk provides full architecture and interior design services. We created their identity and wanted to reflect their philosophy on embracing openness, a straightforward attitude and clear communication with their clients. With a bold word mark as a base, we wanted to investigate how typography could translate into architectonic shapes and landscapes. Creating a reference to light and shadows hitting the surface, and how the relationship between typography and printed material created hints to landscapes and architectural compositions.
Heydays – identity
Our own identity comments on our own design principles. A development from the start in 2008, the identity is based on a dividing line half way through every surface, emphasizing a new period in time and a more confident studio. Paper stock, materials and print methods are carefully selected to make every surface a crafted production, with a feeling of quality and timelessness. Beneath, our logotype remains the same, accompanied by the single ‘H’.
Anorak – Identity
Anorak is a creative agency developing strategies and solutions for ad campaigns. They pride themselves on being creatives first, working close with their clients throughout their projects. We wanted to visualize the cut-through attitude that represents their approach towards their clients. An energetic green line divides every surface, creating to equal surfaces – Anorak and the client they’re working with. This green line appears in numerous ways, making each surface a new representation of this relationship.
Typeface: Trade Gothic
Snitt – Magazine Redesign
Magazine on visual communication by Grafill, the norwegian trade organization. Snitts purpose was to raise the professional standard of visual communication in Norway and raise awareness by providing inspiration, information and grounds for debate. We were assigned to redesign Snitt. Our goal was to create a open layout, but maintain a good structure for the reader throughout. The purpose was to facilitate the reading flow, but create more room for experimenting in the layout and interpretations of the editorial content. We divided Snitt into three sections and used various paper stock to highlight these. The masthead reflects the name. We wanted the circular shape, inspired by a cross-section, to follow the reader in both section pages, detailing and iconography.
Typefaces: Aperçu, ITC Pacella
Holien Mo – Identity
A young norwegian photographer with an eye for documenting stories and moments between people. Our task was to create a versatile identity that communicated his craftsmanship and sense of presence in his images. We created a solution based on a simple wordmark, a distinctive triangular shape later used in patterns, stamping and embossing. This, implemented on various tactile paper stocks, creating a warm, but sophisticated feel.
Typeface: Grotesque MT
OD 2011 – Campaign Identity
Operation Day’s Work is today Norway’s largest solidarity campaign for youth, gathering students to collect funds for an elected international cause. Since 1964 ODW has grown to over 62 countries under slogans such as “Youth, Regardless”. The 2011 campaign were aimed at norwegian youth, challenging the negative perceptions many have on opportunities in Africa. The identity is based on visualizing a strong contrast between the negative and the positive through typography. This years funds were given to Plan Norway, working for better educational opportunities for youth in Rwanda.
Typeface: LL Brown
Kibsgaard-Petersen – Identity
A full range architecture company that work on both public as well as private housing, founded in Ålesund 1966. The identity, based on the hyphen, communicates a bold and strong architectural language and visualizes the energy that represents Kibsgaard-Petersen, through young innovation combined with years of experience. Their solid red color combined with stamping and embossing tools tells a story of a modern company with solid traditions.
The Schmucks – Record Sleeve
The Schmucks is a punk band from Oslo. We did the art direction for their EP – Axes of Evil. We contacted illustrator Kristian Hammerstad to do the illustrations, as we felt his style matched both the genre and the title. Evil yet humorous. Togheter we came up with the idea and concept for the cover. Based on the title, it was only right that the cover typography got chopped off, just like in the illustration.
Typefaces: Helvetica Black Condensed, Times
From the Editor
It’s been a pretty eventful month to say the least, life has thrown some unexpected curve balls my way, but I’ve already started to throw a few of those balls back ;) More importantly SI is finally back in business and if you (dear reader) thought for a second that this was might have been the end, you’re sadly mistaken – this is only at the beginning as cliché as that sounds… ;)
Onto today’s main event: Heydays launched their new website a few days ago containing a plethora of new work and sporting a slick, new interface that ditches flash in favour of html – wise decision gents ;) Their work, both the new stuff and the old, speaks for itself the same way it always does and once again reaffirms their commitment to creative excellence. As a result they still have the most popular feature on SI and it wouldn’t surprise me if it happens again with this one too :)
Takk once again to Mathias and Lars @ HEYDAYS for making this feature possible and I hope you (discerning SI reader) enjoyed this visual treat and have a great a weekend :)
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