Aspira Urval is a banking, finance and insurance recruitment specialist with offices in the Swedish city of Stockholm. Its new brand identity, designed by BVD, draws its inspiration from the name and the themes of ‘elevated ambitions’ and ‘reaching new heights’. These are visualised as a generously spaced, uppercase, sans-serif logotype with an adaptive ascender that changes depending on its context. It is a simple abstract nod to growth that draws a proprietary quality from a fairly neutral set of characters and extends across print and digital experience. A single font choice, a variety of good quality, dyed and uncoated boards, a black block foil and blind deboss print finish, each chosen to reflect care and quality of service, introduce a tactile, visual and communicative breadth to the logotype and balance a corporate familiarity and consistency with a sense of individuality.
Studio Källbom is the Stockholm-based studio of digital design duo and identical twins Andreas Källbom and Daniel Källbom. Led by instinct, insight and the latest technologies and designing for both start-ups and established business including Spotify, Qapital and Readmill, Studio Källbom’s work encompasses a variety of platforms and devices, from computers and phones, to televisions and physical environments.
The studio’s new visual identity, created by Bedow, utilises a simple right angle break in a logotype built from the characters of Maison Neue, clear copywriting and a contrasting black, white and bright neon green highlight — perhaps a reference to the monochrome monitors of the past but executed as a contemporary single edge detail across tables, business cards and signage — to neatly convey forward momentum, functionality and technology with just a few assets.
Bedow worked with Essem Design, a Swedish manufacturer of ‘artisanal hallway interiors’ to develop a new brand identity treatment. This included logotype, advert, catalogue, product sheet and stationery design based around “Hej—Hej då”, hello and goodbye in Swedish, a reference, Bedow explain, to the most common phrase used in the hallway.