Visuelt 2014 awarded us 2 Golds and 2 Diplomas at the annual Norwegian Design Award Ceremony last Friday. The awards spread out like we do: Gold for the neatly crafted packaging Norgesbrød, another Gold together with our friends at Toxic, for TV2 Zebra´s new motion identity, one Diploma for the generative visual identity for MESH and another Diploma in the branded environments category for TINE at SMAK. We would like to send a big congrats to all winners in all agencies out there - hipp–hipp! (Photo from grafill.no: Espen Schive)
Gold in Pentaward
The series of Norgesbrød from Bakehuset is awarded Gold in Pentaward 2014. The neatly crafted bread represents the long baking tradition, from the northest of the north to the southest of the south, of our country. Another great tradition is carving out personal chopping boards. Many of us have done our best during art & craft-classes back in school, and many of us will probably find a variety of them, under the Christmas tree. Remember then, to embrace both the entrepreneurship and the handcraft. A combination of the two might = gold!
The Stockholm office is growing!
The more the merrier is a philosophy we live by at Scandinavian Design Group, which is why we recently hired new talent. And we have to say; going to work is even more fun now. Say hi to Felicia, Henrik, Lisen, Christian and Rebecka! Felicia Leksell is Account Director from Brand Union with a special knack for brand strategy and business development. Henrik Walse is an awarded senior designer from Mother in New York. Lisen Lindberg is educated at Hyper Island and before joining SDG worked at the digital agency Britney. Christian Sundgren is our Head of Innovation, recently from the planning agency Here are lions. Rebecka Gustafson is Junior planner, straight from the University of Umeå.
Blossa13 struck gold!
Scandinavian Design Group's design for Blossa13 won a gold medal for packaging design in the Swedish Design Awards 2014. We are proud to announce that both the jury and the popular vote ranked Blossa13 as No 1 in the packaging category. The Dalecarlia design is dear to us and it’s nice to know that the opinion is shared. And a big thanks to Blossa for always making the work a pleasure.
The motivation: “For the colourful, catching personality, that doesn’t hesitate to stick it’s feet deep down in the mid-swedish soil.”
Fall and the City
Seasons are changing and what better way to enjoy than to experience early fall in New York City? Our Strategic Advisor Mads will bring a small group of clients from Oslo to attend the World Business Forum. This years conference celebrates the PROVOCATEUR; The risk-takers, the change-agents and the paradigm challengers. Open your mind to thinking differently! Good luck with the final pieces of planning, and we will eagerly await the full, extended report from the trip. (Image: Daniel Kukla)
Hi there Blossa 14. I think I will call you…LAVANDE!
It’s that time of year again when you start wandering whether the anglo american tradition of interestingly awful Christmas Sweaters will ever reach Scandinavia… Doesn’t seem so unfortunately. But you can be sure that the ANNUAL BLOSSA GLÖGG will rock Christmas parties all over the world! The BLOSSA 14 , LAVANDE is inspired in blend and design by the billowing lavender fields of Provence in Southern France. We love the look and the taste with its slightly Parisian tingle. Yum and Merry Christmas!
YES! Two nominations in Svenska Designpriset
At the Stockholm office we are proud to announce two nominations in the Swedish Design Awards 2014. The first nomination is the visual identity for HTL. The brand new hotel concept HTL caters to demanding travellers who look for a top quality hotel experience at a modest price. We developed a strong visual identity to communicate that ambition. The second nomination is for Blossa Annual 2013 “Dalecarlia” for ALTIA. This year Blossa travelled to Dalarna in Sweden and found inspiration in the traditional kurbits paintings. Last year we won a Silver with the Japan-inspired “yuzy/ginger”-glögg. Help us reach gold this year! Like it? Vote at designpriset.se, starting September 15. You will be rewarded with great karma for the rest of the year!
It's a wrap
When Lundin Norway turned the start key Monday morning at ONS 2014 Tradeshow in Stavanger, the rest of the world could finally take part in the interactive, conceptual installation "Breaking the Surface". We have together with Lundin Norway worked from the development of the idea and concept, to participating in the implementation for the anticipated official opening. The installation is based on inspiration from geological models, while referring through its movements to Lundin Norway's exploration activities. Lundins six most important discoveries are presented as crystals with in encapsulated oil drops, containing actual oil samples from the individual wells. "Breaking the Surface" reflects in many ways Lundin Norway's pioneering and innovative attributes by pushing technological boundaries. An advanced sensory system is able to track the visitors patterns of movement. Through their presence, they will be able to influence and partly control the responsive movements of the installation. The experience creates an intense immersive, interactive feeling between man and machine, and will be featured in the new offices at Lysaker, when they open within a year. A big shout out to our Lundin team, congrats and well done! See video from the installation here. (Credits: Bjørn Gunnar Staal).