Today we go full on Nordic with firms and clients from Denmark and Norway and an aesthetic that you just can’t get either on this side of the pond or even in other parts of that side of the pond. What I’m trying to say: They got serious design skills up there.
All Likes stroke my fancy today. Wait… that sounds terrible. But you get the point.
Known to all Danes simply as DR, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation is the official English name for Denmark’s public broadcaster. Founded in 1925 to operate the radio monopoly, it extended into television in 1951 when it launched Denmark’s first — and, for many decades, the only — TV network. Today it operates six national TV networks, ten national radio networks, eleven regional stations and a series of related services. This year DR is making major changes to its schedules and overhauling some of its TV channels and in January it revealed a refined logo as part of a new identity system designed mostly done in-house, spearheaded by Anders Thulin, DR’s design editor, who, along with typographer Elias Stenalt Werner created the new corporate logo, while custom typography for service logos was created with Copenhagen-based Kontrapunkt. In-house agency DR Design drew up guidelines and applied the new identity system for various media.
With campuses in Copenhagen and Aalborg in Denmark, the Informationsvidenskabelige Akademi (IVA for short and “The Royal School of Library and Information Science” for English) serves around 1,000 students ranging from undergraduates to PhD candidates in the field of library and information sciences and it operates under the Danish Ministry of Cultural Affairs. Facing the challenge of being considered behind the times, the school recently changed to its current name from the previously old-fashioned moniker of Danmarks Biblioteksskole (Danish Library School) and introduced a complete new identity by Danish studio Make.