For a new Hankblog header,we thought we’d try on something old: check out these classic Scandinavian logos designed in the 1960s-70s. These simple shapes, bold colors and dynamic concepts are fun, sophisticated and memorable. Check out this awesome Flickr Stream by Vancouver based designer Oliver Tomas.
We also suggest reading The Story Of Scandinavian Design: Combining Function and Aesthetics from Smashing Magazine by designer Katrín Eyþórsdóttir which gives you a quick contextual history of graphic design in the Nordic countries.
Here’s a breakdown of the new “Hankblog” header:
“H” — AB Kinnesand / Interior textiles from Sweden
“A” — Asko Finnternational / Furniture from Finland
“N” — Norfact Ltd. / Glassware from Norway
“K” — Kallemo / Furniture from Sweden
“B” — Brouers Møbelfabrik/ Furniture from Denmark
“L” — J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrikl / Furniture from Denmark
“O” — Møbel AB Arne Norell/ Furniture from Sweden
“G” — Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik AS/ Upholstery textiles from Norway