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Bedre Kommunikasjon designed by Work In Progress

Bedre Kommunikasjon designed by Work In Progress

Bedre Kommunikasjon is a oslo-based consulting firm, run by communication specialist Nils M. Apeland, that offers personal, professional and independent advice to business, drawn from 20 years of analysis, strategy, promotion, media relations and crisis management experience.

Multidisciplinary design agency Work In Progress recently worked with Nils to develop a new visual identity solution which included a logo, business card and stationery design that, through a concept that plays on the name Bedre Kommunikasjon, Norwegian for “better communication”, and visualised through a word-puzzle device with hidden messages highlighted by the recipient across a notebook and business card, conveys the themes of communication and analysis in a distinctive way.

While the interactive element is perhaps a little optimistic and could be perceived as a touch gimmicky, the aesthetic is pretty universal in its presentation of hidden information, analysis and the search for connections that places Bedre Kommunikasjon – through a simple outline detail – as the solution at the heart of the puzzle. This puzzle-based aesthetic and the use of a high quality letterpress finish provides a playful, familiar and tactile dimensionality to the confident, uppercase authority of the letter-forms, weight of the business card, the economy of the colour palette and the corporate nature of the service. The unusual characters of the Norwegian alphabet adds a sense of origin to the identity when working internationally while the mix of slim and broader characters introduce a little personality to the frequent near-neutrality favoured by the industry.

Logo and stationery design by Work In Progress for Oslo-based communication specialist Bedre Kommunikasjon

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Note pad designed by Work In Progress for Oslo-based communication specialist Bedre Kommunikasjon

Logo and letterpress business card design by Work In Progress for Oslo-based communication specialist Bedre Kommunikasjon

Note card design by Work In Progress for Oslo-based communication specialist Bedre Kommunikasjon

Logo design by Work In Progress for Oslo-based communication specialist Bedre Kommunikasjon

More brand identity projects by Work In Progress:

Logo - Storyline Studios  Logo - Metronet  Logo - Tjuvholmen Sjomagasin


  • Filip Mishevski

    hm… nice but uses the same concept as http://www.sleepop.com/E-J-Iannelli-Business-cards Great minds think alike i guess :]

  • Hendrix Middleditch

    Do you happen to know the font used in the crossword puzzles and to type Bedre Kommunikasion? Thanks a bunch 🙂

    • Hendrix Middleditch

      Looks similar to Futura typeface but definitely varies from it

    • Sorry, no idea.