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Hardhaus designed by Heydays

Logotype by Heydays for specialist mountain sports retailer Hardhaus

Hardhaus is a Norwegian specialist mountain sports retailer located in the alpine municipality of Sykkylven. Based around the concept of ‘technical durability’, Heydays developed a new brand identity solution for Hardhaus—which included a logo, stationery and website—that juxtaposes the utility of a heavy uppercase and stencil cut sans-serif—bold and ‘oversized’ in its execution in print—and the robust and hardy aesthetic of chipboard imagery, with the finer weight, contemporary on-trend and technological sensibilities of a very well rendered set of geometric and mono-line weight icons.

The result is a confident appropriation of a ubiquitous typographic feature, rooted in mountain wayfinding, and material texture, paired with a current illustrative approach, and resolved in a way that appears proprietary and achieves a clear communicative precision and relevant aesthetic impact.

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Minna Palmqvist designed by Bedow

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logotype designed by Bedow for fashion designer and label Minna Palmqvist

Minna Palmqvist is described by Bedow, the studio behind her new visual identity as a “critical, Swedish fashion designer”. Following the completion of a masters degree at Stockholm’s Konstfack College of Arts in 2009 Minna launched her own label to further develop her ‘Intimately Social’ series, “an evolving constant challenging the traditional fashion seasons and exploring the obsession with the female body, by merging social commentary with fashion and art.”

Bedow created a new brand identity solution for Minna that reflected these themes by taking a ubiquitous and expected female symbol, splitting it into to two components and tieing it to the physical and functional details of the collateral and garments.

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