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Sound

#01 Universal Music Ted Gärdestad
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  • Universal Music
  • The world’s leading music company
  • Visual identity for Swedish icon
  • Ted Gärdestad
  • 2017
  • Exhibits: screen content and table items.

Visualising the remastering of Ted Gärdestad, one of Sweden’s most acclaimed and beloved recording artists. The music was recomposed and arranged by Peter Nordahl together with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, an initiative together with Universal Music Sweden. It is an interpretation, a remastering and a celebration of the late singer-songwriter. The search went deep down into old archives to find the right material for the project. Stockholm Design Lab created a visual world around the remastering and the new album. Inspiration was drawn from the music and the lyrics. The result grew to have many layers. Symbolizing the music’s note sheets, movement and flow. It also represents the collaboration between the many parties involved in the project. The system is highly recognisable yet flexible; each song has its unique composition based on the notes. Black is used for singles and white for the album. In motion, the elements embody scenes drawn from the lyrics, flowing with the music and following its dynamics.

#02 Swedish Television K Special
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  • Swedish Television
  • K Special, Culture documentaries Intro sequence
  • 2017
  • Exhibits: screen content (in Creative Hub).

Digital intro sequences for Swedish Television 2017 with music by Shuggie Otis. K Special tells the stories you weren’t aware of, paints the personal portraits you’ve longed for and lets you meet artists who surprise, seduce and provoke.

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#03 Hot Rod
  • Hot Rod
  • Cultural magazine, Norway Art direction and design
  • 2004–2007
  • Exhibits: table items.

Hot Rod Art & Style magazine, issues 22–31 together with editor and founder Jan Walaker. With the motto “Trend is for now – love is forever”, the art and style magazine Hot Rod was produced intuitively, with a flexible structure. Featured artists included Charlie White, Paul McCarthy, Tova Mozard, Kenneth Anger and photographers Richard Dumas, Hedi Slimane andMick Rock. Issue 22 consisted solely of blown up closeups of Lou Reed’s Transformer album. Hot Rod 31 became a magazine as well as a concert programme for Antony and the Johnsons’ World tour “Turning”. A trip to Tokyo resulted in 32 pages of Japanese toys, 8 pages of collage printed with high- gloss varnish on white and 16 pages by Japanese artist Keichi Tanaami. The ambitious project of reconstructing the classic drum sets of Lars Ulrich, Ringo Starr, John Bonham and Billy Cobham was featured in the David Bowie issue. Still images from the video Life on Mars by Mick Rock were also featured.

#04 Kobalt Music Group
  • Kobalt Music Group
  • Independent rights management and publishing company, United Kingdom Visual identity
  • 2000
  • Exhibits: table items.

Kobalt, the world’s leading independent music services company, was established for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt serves over 25,000 songwriters, 600 publishers, and 20,000 independent artists, including Sonic Youth, Bob Marley, Massive Attack, Miles Davis, Sam Smith and The King (Elvis).

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#05 Amigo Music, Sweden
  • Amigo Music, Sweden
  • Isaac Hayes –XL
  • CD compilation
  • 2000
  • Exhibits: table items.

The larger-than-life soul singer from Tennessee packaged in a box.

#06 Swedish Television PSL/Studio Pop, Sweden
  • Swedish Television
  • PSL/Studio Pop, Sweden
  • Music TV Intro sequence
  • 1999–2019
  • Exhibits: table items.

In PSL/Studio Pop, Per Sinding Larsen – music journalist and long-time friend of SDL – talks about his current favourites: videos, albums, songs, concerts and interviews.

The identity for PSL uses 3D motion graphics of multi-coloured balls spelling out the title of the program – PSL. Studio Pop. Intro by SDL for Swedish Television 2002. Doves superimposed in the SDL studio. Music by Elton John: Are you ready for Love.

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#07 KDDI
  • KDDI
  • Telecom company, Japan
  • Mobile cover design
  • 2012
  • Exhibits: table items.

The assignment to design a single pattern for mobile covers for Japanese telecom company KDDI Corporation became more complex than planned. Referring to Jim Lambies Zobop (1999), the shape of the camera lens created individual line patterns for all mobile covers.

#08 Ifpi
  • Ifpi
  • Grammis, Sweden
  • Corporate identity
  • 2001
  • Exhibits: table items.

Swedish music prize Grammis (the Swedish equivalent to Grammy) awarded every year since 1969.

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