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A complete identity system for a festival with a unique and strong position in Norwegian music culture.
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Øyafestivalen
 
Full identity for Øyafestivalen – exam at Westerdals
School of Communication
Concept, custom type, web, magazine
 
Spring 2012
 
Typefaces: Øya Sans Unicase (custom), Dada Grotesk
A complete identity system for a festival with a unique and strong position in Norwegian music culture. The festival is built on the values of innovation, commitment and idealism with integrity. While being innovative, they need to bring themselves forward without undermining their history and strong brand position. In their last audience survey, Øyafestivalen did very well in most areas – especially in marketing both during the festival and throughout the remaining 360 days of the year. These 360 days are the key to the branding, visualized as a “loading” towards the festival – the climax of the year.
With Øyafestivalen's focus on the environment, it was natural to focus their communication around digital media and innovating on the web platform, since this reduces the need for paper, and because the web is a dynamic medium which fits the concept.
 
 
The posters visualize the concept by being filled gradually throughout the year, as new bookings and information are revealed.
The logo fills up throughout the year, reflecting the loading concept while creating a seaside horizon, relevant to the festival location.
Øya Sans Unicase – a quirky custom drawn type, built on the concept of circular loading.
The dynamic poster is continued in the website concept, where all the information is laid out on a 5000x5000 px surface, and a portion of this is showed in the viewport. This allows for navigating freely around in a big space, fitted perfectly for modern touch devices.
Each area of the website contains a responsive block of information.
An example of a poster at the end of the cyclus.
The identity is inspired by the fanzine culture and style, and the Øya magazine where rethought as a fanzine, where the fans actually can fill in their own information, replicate and share.
Map and festival programme is mounted with a simple rubber band refers to the fanzine foundation.
Fold-out map mounted inside the fanzine.