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!
Last night we received gold for the Hansa specialty beer series at the Retail Awards. The award is given to work which both demonstrate creativity and achieve effect, so we are especially proud to receive this one. Congratulations to Hansa and to ourselves! (Image from kreativtforum.no , photographer: Tor Lie.)
These days we are putting the final touches on the events program for the SDG Tomorrow trip to New York City and Wobi on Innovation. We're looking forward to mixing up some great dining experiences, outstanding roof terrace views in between expanding our minds with speakers such as Viwek Wadhwa, Trish Gorman and Peter Sims. No doubt, its gonna be BIG!
One More Thing...
Get inspired by our Stockholm-office consultant Christian Sundgren's tale about his grandfather's passion here.
In the beginning of May, Hansa Borg Breweries are launching a new beer called "Østlandets Gull”. What's special about this beer is that it's the first one for many years to be brewed from locally farmed grains. The barley has been cultivated especially for this beer on Hvidsten farm, and it’s brewed at Borg Brewery, both located in Østfold, Norway. We are excited and proud to have been part of this process. At SDG we root for local food and we can't wait to find the product in the store shelves.
The art of untangling knots
We are now in the process of recruiting participants for our Trippel initiative, a collaboration between SDG and GreenNudge. The ambition is to untangle the major societal knots of our time, this time focused on reducing food waste. In order to succeed, non-competing actors representing the whole value chain will come together, in a co-creation process facilitated by SDG. This is a challenge we are really looking forward to take on - stay tuned for news as we untangle.
Timeout for techies
Our creative technologist Bjørn Gunnar is currently in Belgrade to take in this year's Resonate Festival. Based on the photos he sent us, he seems to enjoy teaming up with fellow designers and electronic geeks to share and learn. Here's a view from above.