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New nation brand identity for Sweden

Posted by rod - 08.11.2013

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The Government of Sweden asked Swedish design agency Soderhavet to created the new nation brand identity for the country. The brief was to get all the organisational identities of Swedish ministries, agencies and corporations under one umbrella identity.

“During the design process, Soderhavet grappled with many questions, including: Which symbols best represent a country? How do we design a unified identity for use in extremely divergent contexts and on wildly different scales? Which parts of an identity should always be used, and which parts only in the right context? And how do we clarify when an organization is speaking on behalf of Sweden?

The solution was to develop a hierarchy of identity carriers.

“We placed two obligatory elements at the apex: The Swedish flag, in the exact proportions and colors used since the 17th century, and the textual mark ‘Sverige’, accompanied by a local translation for the country’s name. On the second rung we placed those elements which should be used if the medium allows it: A specially commissioned font face, Sweden Sans, to further differentiate the textual marks, and two principal colors — the gold and blue found on Sweden’s flag.”

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24 hours in Stockholm

Posted by rod - 18.02.2013

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What would you do if you had 24 hours in Stockholm? Qatar Inflight Magazine Oryx gives you some useful suggestions how to explore the city, and how to get the best experience out of your time in the Swedish capital. Patrick Hruby created the lovely illustration which features some of the cities iconic landmarks such as the Riddarholmskyrkan and the guards at the Kungliga slotted.

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Proposal for new Swedish money

Posted by rod - 20.07.2012

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Swedish design agency Stockholm design lab took part in the competition of designing the new Swedish money. Their proposal went all the way to the finals out of 46 contesters but unfortunately didn’t win with their minimalisic and slick looking approach.

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Sweden’s Rökk vodka

Posted by rod - 25.03.2011

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RÖKK Vodka is made with pure Swedish spring water from glacial sources in Kalby. The brands name originates from the Swedish “Rökstenen” which is the most famous runestone in Sweden featuring the longest known runic inscription. It is considered the first piece of written Swedish Literature and therefore marks the beginning of recorded history in Sweden. Not only does the name refer to the country but also the viking ship which is on its label.

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Swedish posters

Posted by rod - 01.02.2011

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3 vintage Sweden posters found via flickr

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Swedish Dala Horse

Posted by rod - 08.12.2010

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A Dalecarlian horse or Dala horse (Swedish: Dala) is a traditional carved and painted wooden statuette of a horse originating in the Swedish province of Dalarna. In the old days the Dala horse was mostly used as a toy for children; in modern times it has become a symbol of Dalarna as well as Sweden in general. Several different types of Dala horses are made, with distinguishing features common to the locality of the site where they are produced. One particular style has, however, become much more common and widespread than others. It is stoutly carved and painted bright red with details and a harness in white, green, yellow and blue. Images via nordicworld, trycare, pannikin and wikipedia

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Swedish folk art design – Kalles Kaviar

Posted by rod - 13.09.2010

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Kalles Kaviar has launched a new tube that has incorporated Swedish folk art design (Kurbits) with a modern appeal. Kurbits is mainly a floral pattern which was painted onto various objets back in 1780′s. via belowtheclouds

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Wackra – Sweden

Posted by rod - 08.09.2010

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“Wackra’s design is inspired by typical decorative paintings from Dalarna in Sweden, where parent company Clean Chemical Sweden is situated,  but in a modern guise. The colours, that differentiate uses (leave-on products are red and rince-off products blue) are also taken from the area. This is Swedish skincare tradition from Dalarna.” designed by fribergdesign via lovleypackaging

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Swedish ancient monuments

Posted by rod - 17.05.2010

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“This set shows photos of Swedish ancient monuments and archaeological sites such as rune stones, generally from the 11th century AD, and Neolithic dolmens and passage graves from about 3500 BC. Some of the photos show excavations or examinations of monuments or sites, or merely men, women or children posing beside them – often aiming to show the scale in a simple way.” more here.

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Sweden

Posted by rod - 02.12.2009

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Typical Swedish things. via dropular.net

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Coat of arms of Sweden

Posted by rod - 26.10.2009

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Milko Milk

Posted by rod - 09.09.2009

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Swedish design studio United Power designed the new Milko Milk cartons. The inspiration comes from Swedish folk art. via lovelypackage.com

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The Ikea brand

Posted by rod - 18.08.2009

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Swedish furniture store Ikea is one of the most recognised brands in the world. Its blue and yellow colors put the Swedish flag onto the world map.

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Runic Calendar

Posted by rod - 04.07.2009

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The Runic calendar is a perpetual calendar based on the 19 year long Metonic cycle of the Moon. Also known as a Rune staff or Runic Almanac, it appears to have been a medieval Swedish invention. Found via saamiblog  wikipedia.org and cgi.ebay.com.my

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Moustache Ape

Posted by rod - 26.05.2009

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Moustache Ape created some nice longboards, that are decorated in the Kurbits style which was popular in between 1780 and 1870. Found via belowtheclouds.com

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Sami inspired Puma’s

Posted by rod - 03.05.2009

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Sami inspired Puma sneakers.  The upper is made in premium Swedish reindeer leather. And the lining inspired by the traditional settlers of Sweden – the Sámi people. The Sámi people are the indigenous people of northern Europe inhabiting Sápmi, which today encompasses parts of northern Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Kola Peninsula of Russia. There are only 606 pairs of the sneakers available worldwide. by sneakersnstuff.com eukicks.com

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Svedka Vodka

Posted by rod - 28.04.2009

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Svedka Vodka. Found via lovelypackage.com

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Koberg Vilt

Posted by rod - 25.03.2009

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Traditional Swedish food from Koberg Vilt. Found @ Lovely Package

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