The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux (Fins Cultureel Instituut, Institut Culturel Finlandais) is a non-profit organisation that promotes Finnish arts and culture to the Benelux countries of the Netherlands, France and Belgium, with the intention of fostering collaborative opportunities for artists and organisations within the fields of music, literature, design, cinema and the performing and visual arts. The institute’s visual identity, designed by creative agency Kokoro & Moi, juxtaposes the horizontal, modernist formality and contemporary professionalism of a broadly spaced, uppercase and geometric sans serif execution of one language with the slanted, stamp and craft-like treatment of another.
Olvi is Finnish independent brewery that produces a broad range of beers, waters, juices, and soft drinks. Their latest range of dry, light and sweet ciders, branded and packaged by Helsinki based design studio Bond, working in collaboration with Stina Persson, were developed to have ‘a strong shelf impact with natural and pure design which stands out from competitors green bottles’.
Voimaosakeyhtiö SF is the parent company to over 69 different manufacturing businesses in Finland and majority shareholder in the power company Fennovoima which delivers energy to these through a share-holder based co-operative scheme. Helsinki based agency Werklig designed Voimaosakeyhtiö SF’s new visual identity, stationary, website and brand guidelines that merge the cool Finnish environment, energy theme and minimalist sensibilities with a simple logo-type, electric visual device and icy colour palette.
Ihana Kahvila (The Lovely Cafe) is a coffee shop situated inside a converted freight container in the currently disused harbour district of Kalasatama, Helsinki. Formerly known as Konttikahvila (Container Café), design studio Werklig develop an identity that would contrast against the neglected and industrial past of the area, draw on the café’s unique steel premises while adding a touch of warmth and character.