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.
Mellbye is a Norwegian architecture firm founded in 1954 with a “mindset anchored in modernism”. Design studio Heydays created a new brand identity for the firm based around a geometric M symbol built from the initials of their two main services, architecture and interiors. Executed as a combination of blind deboss and die cut detail across a earthy and urban mix of brown and warm grey uncoated boards and fabric, and alongside a contemporary white ink print finish and grid-based layouts, the result is a modernistic reduction of form but expansion of meaning surrounded by a familiar architectural utility, form and texture.