Oslo Public Library

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  • Architectual concept for the new library, courtesy of Lund Hagem Arkitekter + Atelier Oslo.
  • Architectual concept for the new library, courtesy of Lund Hagem Arkitekter + Atelier Oslo.
  • The library will always be a fresh source of knowledge and inspiration, and the logo shows this with a simplified drop. The logo is made very simple in an attempt to make it outlast trends and to be easy to use.
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  • Visual Toolbox containing all the core elements of the identity. Title typography is set in Flama, while Gotham serves as a supplementary typeface.
  • The identity utilizes a pattern made up of diamond shaped "pixels" coloured in the profile colours. This is a visual representation of the multifaceted nature of the library. They radiate a certain digital feel, as a reference to how large parts of the information stored in the library is now being digitalized.
  • Various types of printed media with the new identity applied.
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  • Sample layout for website.
  • Patterns and typography applied on interior.
  • The profile comes with three sample posters for a public campaign. These posters show retro-style men and women making statements about the wonders of the new library. Although hard to translate it would read something like "Oh gee! It's now possible to read the collected works of Henrik Ibsen on your digital tablet" written in old formal norwegian.
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  • Applied on board, alternative format.
  • Applied on board, alternative format.
  • Applied graphics
  • Applied Graphics
  • A monthly publication published by the library staff. This issue covers the new identity of the library, hence the cover printet on transparent plastic covering a black and white photo of the new library.
  • Title spread, the main article about the norwegian author Ove Knausgård.
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  • Text spread with quote, information box and image.
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  • A spread with small reviews of new books.
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