Located in the Majorstuen district of Oslo The Norwegian Academy of Music is Norway’s largest music academy. It offers both undergraduate and post-graduate courses, has educated some of Norway’s most prolific musicians, and, according to Wikipedia, ‘attempts to lay the foundation for research within the various fields of music’.
Based around the concept of an ‘endless visual pulse’, design agency Neue developed a new generative logo system for the academy that takes the sounds of students practicing, the conversations of the cafeteria and the applause of the concert halls, and allows these to resonate through a number of graphic elements set above and below a horizontal line to form a responsive and geometric waveform.
Goa Arkitektkontor is an Oslo based architecture studio, established in 2012 by Johannes Ludvigsen Goa, that provides planning, regulation and architectural design services. The studio has a philosophy that sees restrictions such as economy, building regulations and social attitudes as opportunities, believes in simplicity and, a little unusually, is not afraid to be banal. These ideas are neatly resolved through a new brand identity, which included a new logo, stationery set and leather folder, created by Heydays.
Function Engineering is described by Sagmeister & Walsh, the design studio behind their new brand identity, as specialising in “mechanical design and engineering for product development within, but not limited to consumer electronics, computing and networking, mobile, medical, robotics, entertainment, commercial and industrial equipment.”
Narrowing in on Function’s expertise in designing hinge and linkage mechanisms, Sagmeister & Walsh designed a new typographical brand identity system based on a pivot system that was then expanded into a series of icons, illustrations, animated logo and patterns which were then utilised in print and online.