Kazakoff Design is a studio committed to expressing your business more clearly. We focus on reinforcing your company’s identity through a systematic design strategy based on your market orientation and the core values you wish to convey.
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About

For 34 years Kazakoff Design AB has been helping clients to communicate their message clearly and effectively. Kazakoff Design is a studio employing strategic analysis to identify clients’ needs and core values, then emphasising these through distinctive design. Our design competence is wide ranging, including both two and three dimensional projects. We have broad experience of trademark identities, advertising campaigns, websites, books, packaging, exhibitions and interior design. For a closer look at completed projects, or if you would like to discuss some form of collaboration, please contact  Igor Kazakov, info@kazakoffdesign.se.

Selected Awards

AIGA, American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York City, USA
Art Directors Club of Europe
British Design & Art Direction
Book Art International Contest
Core Design
Cap & Design, Best Design of Sweden, 2004
Creative Review London
Designpreis Deutschland 2011
Designpreis Deutschland 2013
Designpreis Deutschland 2017
Excellent Swedish Design
The Swedish Association of Communication Agencies
Rebrand 100 Global Awards
Red Dot Design Award:
Best of the Best 2009
Best of the Best 2011
Winner 2009
Winner 2011
Winner 2015
Winner 2017

Capabilities

Art Direction
Books & Publications
Branding
Campaign
Corporate Design
Corporate Identity
Design Concept
Design programme
Design Strategy
Environmental Design
Packaging
Printed Communication
Signage & Wayfinding

Selected Clients

Adidas
Anders Wijkman Office
Arla
Bricmate
BSK Arkitekter
Boëthius & Ehdin
CAP&Design
Coca-Cola
Daily Sports
Ekerlids Förlag
Entertainment Express
Envirotainer World Wide
Friends Arena
Forum Förlag
Forum AID
IKEA
Konstfack
Kontakt East/Yellow Pages
Laurence King Publishing
Medelhavsmuseet
Mira Bildbyrå
NordicPhotos
Nordic Architecture Fair
Norstedts Förlag
OMS/Philips
Posten
Prêt-a-Porteur
ReCompany
Region Skåne
Royal Flush Vodka
S7 Airlines
SBAB
SEB
SL Public Transport Authority
SnickarPer
Solsidans Bryggeri
Stadsteatern
Svenskt Papper
Svensk Form
SVT, Sveriges television
Swedavia
Swedish Content Agencies
Tapwell
The Fourth Competence Institute
Vasamuseet
Veidecke
Volvo
Vostok Emerging Finance
Vostok Gas
Vostok New Ventures
Vostok Nafta Investment Ltd
White Arkitekter

Permanent and temporary exhibitions

Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, permanent exhibition
Excellent Swedish Design exhibitions
Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany
Denver Art Museum, Colorado, USA, permanent exhibition
Public exhibition at the AIGA National Design Center, New York,
Part of the permanent historical record of AIGA Design Archives
Vienna’s Museum Quarter
China Millennium Monument, Beijing
Quality has a form. Excellent communication design in Basel, Schweiz
Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University’s Butler Library, NY, USA
Robert Hass Art Library at Yale University, USA
Exhibition at the ‘Alte Münze Berlin’, Germany
Rat für Formgebung, German Design Award 2009, 2012, 2013

Selected Press

Art Directors Club of Europe Annual
Cap&Design magazine
Creative Review Annual/London
Dagens Nyheter, national newspaper
Form, design magazine
Svenska Dagbladet, national newspaper
Adwertising Association of Sweden Award Annuals
British Design & Art Direction Annuals
Swedish Graphic Designers 2004, book
International yearbook communication design 2009/2010
International yearbook communication design 2011/2012
International yearbook communication design 2015/2016

Copyright

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Contact

If you would like to contact us please email to: info@kazakoffdesign.se

Kazakoff Design

BSK

2016
Client: BSK
Scope of work: Anniversary book about architectural office that celebrated 50 years

BSK is a Swedish architectural office. Probably the most Swedish architectural office of all. Now they celebrate fifty years. In this anniversary booklet, the employees themselves recall the decades under the Royal Swedish Building Agency, the brutalist 1970’s projects, but also the 90’s crisis with its sudden demands on spectacular brand architecture.
Instead of a gold-plated foil, the starting point has been a simple file folder. In the folder, texts and images have been collected. The design is deliberately unorganized. Images overlap, text flows over images, contrasting paper qualities are mixed.
But the structure soon becomes clear to the reader. The project descriptions are sandwiched between extended interviews with the office’s seniors and juniors; a colourful column presenting all employees runs throughout the product as a backbone; facts and figures on sales, number of employees and the companies organizational structure are presented in graphs and diagrams. A highly minimalist design motto has resulted in a maximalistic expression.
BSK 50 has been nominated by AIGA as one of last year’s 50 best-designed books.

Awards
American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2016.
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2017, Germany.

Kazakoff Design

BSK

2016
Client: BSK
Scope of work: Anniversary book about architectural office that celebrated 50 years

BSK is a Swedish architectural office. Probably the most Swedish architectural office of all. Now they celebrate fifty years. In this anniversary booklet, the employees themselves recall the decades under the Royal Swedish Building Agency, the brutalist 1970’s projects, but also the 90’s crisis with its sudden demands on spectacular brand architecture.
Instead of a gold-plated foil, the starting point has been a simple file folder. In the folder, texts and images have been collected. The design is deliberately unorganized. Images overlap, text flows over images, contrasting paper qualities are mixed.
But the structure soon becomes clear to the reader. The project descriptions are sandwiched between extended interviews with the office’s seniors and juniors; a colourful column presenting all employees runs throughout the product as a backbone; facts and figures on sales, number of employees and the companies organizational structure are presented in graphs and diagrams. A highly minimalist design motto has resulted in a maximalistic expression.
BSK 50 has been nominated by AIGA as one of last year’s 50 best-designed books.

Awards
American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2016.
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2017, Germany.

Kazakoff Design

BSK

2016
Client: BSK
Scope of work: Anniversary book about architectural office that celebrated 50 years

BSK is a Swedish architectural office. Probably the most Swedish architectural office of all. Now they celebrate fifty years. In this anniversary booklet, the employees themselves recall the decades under the Royal Swedish Building Agency, the brutalist 1970’s projects, but also the 90’s crisis with its sudden demands on spectacular brand architecture.
Instead of a gold-plated foil, the starting point has been a simple file folder. In the folder, texts and images have been collected. The design is deliberately unorganized. Images overlap, text flows over images, contrasting paper qualities are mixed.
But the structure soon becomes clear to the reader. The project descriptions are sandwiched between extended interviews with the office’s seniors and juniors; a colourful column presenting all employees runs throughout the product as a backbone; facts and figures on sales, number of employees and the companies organizational structure are presented in graphs and diagrams. A highly minimalist design motto has resulted in a maximalistic expression.
BSK 50 has been nominated by AIGA as one of last year’s 50 best-designed books.

Awards
American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2016.
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2017, Germany.

Kazakoff Design

BSK

2016
Client: BSK
Scope of work: Anniversary book about architectural office that celebrated 50 years

BSK is a Swedish architectural office. Probably the most Swedish architectural office of all. Now they celebrate fifty years. In this anniversary booklet, the employees themselves recall the decades under the Royal Swedish Building Agency, the brutalist 1970’s projects, but also the 90’s crisis with its sudden demands on spectacular brand architecture.
Instead of a gold-plated foil, the starting point has been a simple file folder. In the folder, texts and images have been collected. The design is deliberately unorganized. Images overlap, text flows over images, contrasting paper qualities are mixed.
But the structure soon becomes clear to the reader. The project descriptions are sandwiched between extended interviews with the office’s seniors and juniors; a colourful column presenting all employees runs throughout the product as a backbone; facts and figures on sales, number of employees and the companies organizational structure are presented in graphs and diagrams. A highly minimalist design motto has resulted in a maximalistic expression.
BSK 50 has been nominated by AIGA as one of last year’s 50 best-designed books.

Awards
American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2016.
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2017, Germany.

Kazakoff Design

BSK

2016
Client: BSK
Scope of work: Anniversary book about architectural office that celebrated 50 years

BSK is a Swedish architectural office. Probably the most Swedish architectural office of all. Now they celebrate fifty years. In this anniversary booklet, the employees themselves recall the decades under the Royal Swedish Building Agency, the brutalist 1970’s projects, but also the 90’s crisis with its sudden demands on spectacular brand architecture.
Instead of a gold-plated foil, the starting point has been a simple file folder. In the folder, texts and images have been collected. The design is deliberately unorganized. Images overlap, text flows over images, contrasting paper qualities are mixed.
But the structure soon becomes clear to the reader. The project descriptions are sandwiched between extended interviews with the office’s seniors and juniors; a colourful column presenting all employees runs throughout the product as a backbone; facts and figures on sales, number of employees and the companies organizational structure are presented in graphs and diagrams. A highly minimalist design motto has resulted in a maximalistic expression.
BSK 50 has been nominated by AIGA as one of last year’s 50 best-designed books.

Awards
American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2016.
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2017, Germany.

Kazakoff Design

BSK

2016
Client: BSK
Scope of work: Anniversary book about architectural office that celebrated 50 years

BSK is a Swedish architectural office. Probably the most Swedish architectural office of all. Now they celebrate fifty years. In this anniversary booklet, the employees themselves recall the decades under the Royal Swedish Building Agency, the brutalist 1970’s projects, but also the 90’s crisis with its sudden demands on spectacular brand architecture.
Instead of a gold-plated foil, the starting point has been a simple file folder. In the folder, texts and images have been collected. The design is deliberately unorganized. Images overlap, text flows over images, contrasting paper qualities are mixed.
But the structure soon becomes clear to the reader. The project descriptions are sandwiched between extended interviews with the office’s seniors and juniors; a colourful column presenting all employees runs throughout the product as a backbone; facts and figures on sales, number of employees and the companies organizational structure are presented in graphs and diagrams. A highly minimalist design motto has resulted in a maximalistic expression.
BSK 50 has been nominated by AIGA as one of last year’s 50 best-designed books.

Awards
American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2016.
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2017, Germany.

Kazakoff Design

Tapwell

2016
Client: Tapwell
Scope of work: Packaging system for kitchen and bathroom faucet specialist

Tapwell’s packaging
We developed a new packaging system for Tapwell’s core range and for a series of bathroom accessories. The aim was to produce a new, fresh and economically favourable packaging concept. Such a task in the context of a packaging industry is far from easy, production levels for quantity manufacture being limited. The packaging solutions offered are designed for viewing both lying on shelves and as pin-pack.

Kazakoff Design

Tapwell

2016
Client: Tapwell
Scope of work: Packaging system for kitchen and bathroom faucet specialist

Tapwell’s packaging
We developed a new packaging system for Tapwell’s core range and for a series of bathroom accessories. The aim was to produce a new, fresh and economically favourable packaging concept. Such a task in the context of a packaging industry is far from easy, production levels for quantity manufacture being limited. The packaging solutions offered are designed for viewing both lying on shelves and as pin-pack.

Kazakoff Design

Tapwell

2016
Client: Tapwell
Scope of work: Packaging system for kitchen and bathroom faucet specialist

Tapwell’s packaging
We developed a new packaging system for Tapwell’s core range and for a series of bathroom accessories. The aim was to produce a new, fresh and economically favourable packaging concept. Such a task in the context of a packaging industry is far from easy, production levels for quantity manufacture being limited. The packaging solutions offered are designed for viewing both lying on shelves and as pin-pack.

Kazakoff Design

Tapwell

2016
Client: Tapwell
Scope of work: Design programme for kitchen and bathroom faucet specialist

Tapwell AB is a Swedish company selling faucets for kitchens and bathrooms, with a sub-brand specialising in mixer taps for new buildings. The objective was to develop a new identity for this sub-brand and also to redesign the corporate identity of the umbrella brand. The catalogues present a harmoniously balanced colour concept. Emotionally appealing photographs are combined with product illustrations and technical drawings.

Kazakoff Design

Tapwell

2016
Client: Tapwell
Scope of work: Design programme for kitchen and bathroom faucet specialist

Tapwell AB is a Swedish company selling faucets for kitchens and bathrooms, with a sub-brand specialising in mixer taps for new buildings. The objective was to develop a new identity for this sub-brand and also to redesign the corporate identity of the umbrella brand. The catalogues present a harmoniously balanced colour concept. Emotionally appealing photographs are combined with product illustrations and technical drawings.

Kazakoff Design

Tapwell

2016
Client: Tapwell
Scope of work: Design programme for kitchen and bathroom faucet specialist

Tapwell AB is a Swedish company selling faucets for kitchens and bathrooms, with a sub-brand specialising in mixer taps for new buildings. The objective was to develop a new identity for this sub-brand and also to redesign the corporate identity of the umbrella brand. The catalogues present a harmoniously balanced colour concept. Emotionally appealing photographs are combined with product illustrations and technical drawings.

Kazakoff Design

Tapwell

2016
Client: Tapwell
Scope of work: Design programme for kitchen and bathroom faucet specialist

Tapwell AB is a Swedish company selling faucets for kitchens and bathrooms, with a sub-brand specialising in mixer taps for new buildings. The objective was to develop a new identity for this sub-brand and also to redesign the corporate identity of the umbrella brand. The catalogues present a harmoniously balanced colour concept. Emotionally appealing photographs are combined with product illustrations and technical drawings.

Kazakoff Design

Tapwell

2016
Client: Tapwell
Scope of work: Design programme for kitchen and bathroom faucet specialist

Tapwell AB is a Swedish company selling faucets for kitchens and bathrooms, with a sub-brand specialising in mixer taps for new buildings. The objective was to develop a new identity for this sub-brand and also to redesign the corporate identity of the umbrella brand. The catalogues present a harmoniously balanced colour concept. Emotionally appealing photographs are combined with product illustrations and technical drawings.

Kazakoff Design

Tapwell

2016
Client: Tapwell
Scope of work: Design programme for kitchen and bathroom faucet specialist

Tapwell AB is a Swedish company selling faucets for kitchens and bathrooms, with a sub-brand specialising in mixer taps for new buildings. The objective was to develop a new identity for this sub-brand and also to redesign the corporate identity of the umbrella brand. The catalogues present a harmoniously balanced colour concept. Emotionally appealing photographs are combined with product illustrations and technical drawings.

Kazakoff Design

Sweden’s National Arena

2015
Client: Sweden’s National Arena
Scope of work: Friends Arena – wayfinding and signage

Sweden’s national arena stands in Solna, a Stockholm suburb. It rises above a busy traffic landscape and ringed by an intricate network of roads, rail tracks and pedestrian paths. The commission given was to facilitate visitor orientation and surmount the numerous barriers. Guided by the arena’s existing design programme and architectonic configuration Kazakoff Design produced a series of display pillars, pictograms, signposts and maps. Each pillar carries a clear direction indicator and an easy-to-grasp map of the immediate area.

Kazakoff Design

SnP Contemporary Doors

2012
Client: SnP Contemporary Doors
Scope of work: Design programme for a Swedish door manufacturer

The new design programme for Snickar Per Contemporary Doors, a Swedish high-quality door manufacturer for over 60 years, tells that a door is not merely just one more individual design element but also forms part of a wider context in the surrounding architecture — both visually and functionally. The idea is thus to design not only a visual surface but the innovative function of the door as well. The tone of communication is confident yet humble. Typography, imagery and colour choice convey a strong awareness of superior design and production qualities.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2015, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2017, German Design Council

Kazakoff Design

SnP Contemporary Doors

2012
Client: SnP Contemporary Doors
Scope of work: Design programme for a Swedish door manufacturer

The new design programme for Snickar Per Contemporary Doors, a Swedish high-quality door manufacturer for over 60 years, tells that a door is not merely just one more individual design element but also forms part of a wider context in the surrounding architecture — both visually and functionally. The idea is thus to design not only a visual surface but the innovative function of the door as well. The tone of communication is confident yet humble. Typography, imagery and colour choice convey a strong awareness of superior design and production qualities.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2015, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2017, German Design Council

Kazakoff Design

SnP Contemporary Doors

2012
Client: SnP Contemporary Doors
Scope of work: Design programme for a Swedish door manufacturer

The new design programme for Snickar Per Contemporary Doors, a Swedish high-quality door manufacturer for over 60 years, tells that a door is not merely just one more individual design element but also forms part of a wider context in the surrounding architecture — both visually and functionally. The idea is thus to design not only a visual surface but the innovative function of the door as well. The tone of communication is confident yet humble. Typography, imagery and colour choice convey a strong awareness of superior design and production qualities.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2015, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2017, German Design Council

Kazakoff Design

SnP Contemporary Doors

2012
Client: SnP Contemporary Doors
Scope of work: Design programme for a Swedish door manufacturer

The new design programme for Snickar Per Contemporary Doors, a Swedish high-quality door manufacturer for over 60 years, tells that a door is not merely just one more individual design element but also forms part of a wider context in the surrounding architecture — both visually and functionally. The idea is thus to design not only a visual surface but the innovative function of the door as well. The tone of communication is confident yet humble. Typography, imagery and colour choice convey a strong awareness of superior design and production qualities.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2015, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2017, German Design Council

Kazakoff Design

SnP Contemporary Doors

2012
Client: SnP Contemporary Doors
Scope of work: Design programme for a Swedish door manufacturer

The new design programme for Snickar Per Contemporary Doors, a Swedish high-quality door manufacturer for over 60 years, tells that a door is not merely just one more individual design element but also forms part of a wider context in the surrounding architecture — both visually and functionally. The idea is thus to design not only a visual surface but the innovative function of the door as well. The tone of communication is confident yet humble. Typography, imagery and colour choice convey a strong awareness of superior design and production qualities.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2015, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2017, German Design Council

Kazakoff Design

Bricmate

2015
Client: Bricmate
Scope of work: Branding for ceramic and porcelain company

Kazakoff Design has created a new arrangement for Bricmate’s catalogue, presenting the entire product range together with the various sizes and colours available. The products are displayed on a whole page with structure and colour in full scale, the opposite page providing information on size availability, article number and pricing. The cover adds three-D to the catalogue, in the form of a porcelain tile. The newly designed catalogue gives the company a competitive advantage and provides better information for the customer.

Kazakoff Design

Bricmate

2010
Client: Bricmate
Scope of work: Branding for ceramic and porcelain company

Bricmate is a Swedish company specialising in the sale of ceramic and porcelain tiles. Here the objective was to create a new design programme based on existing elements, with modernisation and enhancement of brand awareness. An analysis of the old logo showed that the height of the capital letters was six times the width. Accordingly, the new logo is divided into six identical squares to symbolise ceramic tiles. Playful application of this principle enables highly flexible implementation.

Awards
Red Dot Award, Winner 2011, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2013, German Design Council

Kazakoff Design

Bricmate

2010
Client: Bricmate
Scope of work: Branding for ceramic and porcelain company

Bricmate is a Swedish company specialising in the sale of ceramic and porcelain tiles. Here the objective was to create a new design programme based on existing elements, with modernisation and enhancement of brand awareness. An analysis of the old logo showed that the height of the capital letters was six times the width. Accordingly, the new logo is divided into six identical squares to symbolise ceramic tiles. Playful application of this principle enables highly flexible implementation.

Awards
Red Dot Award, Winner 2011, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2013, German Design Council

Kazakoff Design

Bricmate

2008
Client: Bricmate
Scope of work: Branding for ceramic and porcelain company

Bricmate is a Swedish company specialising in the sale of ceramic and porcelain tiles. Here the objective was to create a new design programme based on existing elements, with modernisation and enhancement of brand awareness. An analysis of the old logo showed that the height of the capital letters was six times the width. Accordingly, the new logo is divided into six identical squares to symbolise ceramic tiles. Playful application of this principle enables highly flexible implementation.

Awards
Red Dot Award, Winner 2011, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2013, German Design Council

Kazakoff Design

Bricmate

2007
Client: Bricmate
Scope of work: Branding for ceramic and porcelain company

Kazakoff Design has created a new arrangement for Bricmate’s catalogue, presenting the entire product range together with the various sizes and colours available. The products are displayed on a whole page with structure and colour in full scale, the opposite page providing information on size availability, article number and pricing. The cover adds three-D to the catalogue, in the form of a porcelain tile. The newly designed catalogue gives the company a competitive advantage and provides better information for the customer.

Awards
American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 365: 30, Annual Design Competitions.
Juror Notes: Incredibly understated, restrained to the point of creating intrigue and mystery. Beautiful; takes away from the expected vocabulary.

Kazakoff Design

Bricmate

2007
Client: Bricmate
Scope of work: Branding for ceramic and porcelain company

Kazakoff Design has created a new arrangement for Bricmate’s catalogue, presenting the entire product range together with the various sizes and colours available. The products are displayed on a whole page with structure and colour in full scale, the opposite page providing information on size availability, article number and pricing. The cover adds three-D to the catalogue, in the form of a porcelain tile. The newly designed catalogue gives the company a competitive advantage and provides better information for the customer.

Awards
American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 365: 30, Annual Design Competitions.
Juror Notes: Incredibly understated, restrained to the point of creating intrigue and mystery. Beautiful; takes away from the expected vocabulary.

Kazakoff Design

Laurence King Publishing

2010
Client: Laurence King Publishing
Scope of work: Design concept and book design

White Green — Ten projects in the great outdoors by White arkitekter.
Book The Swedish architectural firm White arkitekter is one of the pioneers of green building design. The ten projects featured in this book document the firm’s approach to and concern for nature, analyse their implementation and consider how successful the results have been in practice. The cover is divided in two, with the top half green and the bottom half white, a division that runs throughout the book and which reflects the close balance between man-made architecture and nature. Cover two does not have a title or any lettering at all, instead conveying the name and content of the book via colours. Underlining the light footprint of these buildings, the contents pages show the sites without any visible structures. The same pictures are repeated later in the book in connection with the actual documentation showing the completed buildings, thus making clear how carefully these structures have been fitted into the landscapes. The top half of the pages tells the story of each architectural project, the bottom half shows drawings, models and plans.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Best of the Best 2011, Germany, Statement by the jury: This book embodies a subtle yet highly accurate design implementation based on a sophisticated concept. The way the paper and alternating colours are used in the design follows an unusual path. The visual language consists of documentary photography and therefore is highly consistent.

Designpreis Deutschland 2013, German Design Council.

American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers of 2010, Annual Design Competitions, Juror Notes: Who uses that color of green? And then prints four-color on it? So perfect and unexpected. The balance of 50/50 works so well with the colors and type design. The paper stock really enhances the quality.

Kazakoff Design

Laurence King Publishing

2010
Client: Laurence King Publishing
Scope of work: Design concept and book design

White Green — Ten projects in the great outdoors by White arkitekter.
The Swedish architectural firm White arkitekter is one of the pioneers of green building design. The ten projects featured in this book document the firm’s approach to and concern for nature, analyse their implementation and consider how successful the results have been in practice. The cover is divided in two, with the top half green and the bottom half white, a division that runs throughout the book and which reflects the close balance between man-made architecture and nature. Cover two does not have a title or any lettering at all, instead conveying the name and content of the book via colours. Underlining the light footprint of these buildings, the contents pages show the sites without any visible structures. The same pictures are repeated later in the book in connection with the actual documentation showing the completed buildings, thus making clear how carefully these structures have been fitted into the landscapes. The top half of the pages tells the story of each architectural project, the bottom half shows drawings, models and plans.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Best of the Best 2011, Germany, Statement by the jury: This book embodies a subtle yet highly accurate design implementation based on a sophisticated concept. The way the paper and alternating colours are used in the design follows an unusual path. The visual language consists of documentary photography and therefore is highly consistent.

Designpreis Deutschland 2013, German Design Council.

American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers of 2010, Annual Design Competitions, Juror Notes: Who uses that color of green? And then prints four-color on it? So perfect and unexpected. The balance of 50/50 works so well with the colors and type design. The paper stock really enhances the quality.

Kazakoff Design

Laurence King Publishing

2010
Client: Laurence King Publishing
Scope of work: Design concept and book design

White Green — Ten projects in the great outdoors by White arkitekter.
The Swedish architectural firm White arkitekter is one of the pioneers of green building design. The ten projects featured in this book document the firm’s approach to and concern for nature, analyse their implementation and consider how successful the results have been in practice. The cover is divided in two, with the top half green and the bottom half white, a division that runs throughout the book and which reflects the close balance between man-made architecture and nature. Cover two does not have a title or any lettering at all, instead conveying the name and content of the book via colours. Underlining the light footprint of these buildings, the contents pages show the sites without any visible structures. The same pictures are repeated later in the book in connection with the actual documentation showing the completed buildings, thus making clear how carefully these structures have been fitted into the landscapes. The top half of the pages tells the story of each architectural project, the bottom half shows drawings, models and plans.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Best of the Best 2011, Germany, Statement by the jury: This book embodies a subtle yet highly accurate design implementation based on a sophisticated concept. The way the paper and alternating colours are used in the design follows an unusual path. The visual language consists of documentary photography and therefore is highly consistent.

Designpreis Deutschland 2013, German Design Council.

American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers of 2010, Annual Design Competitions, Juror Notes: Who uses that color of green? And then prints four-color on it? So perfect and unexpected. The balance of 50/50 works so well with the colors and type design. The paper stock really enhances the quality.

Kazakoff Design

Laurence King Publishing

2010
Client: Laurence King Publishing
Scope of work: Design concept and book design

White Green — Ten projects in the great outdoors by White arkitekter.
The Swedish architectural firm White arkitekter is one of the pioneers of green building design. The ten projects featured in this book document the firm’s approach to and concern for nature, analyse their implementation and consider how successful the results have been in practice. The cover is divided in two, with the top half green and the bottom half white, a division that runs throughout the book and which reflects the close balance between man-made architecture and nature. Cover two does not have a title or any lettering at all, instead conveying the name and content of the book via colours. Underlining the light footprint of these buildings, the contents pages show the sites without any visible structures. The same pictures are repeated later in the book in connection with the actual documentation showing the completed buildings, thus making clear how carefully these structures have been fitted into the landscapes. The top half of the pages tells the story of each architectural project, the bottom half shows drawings, models and plans.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Best of the Best 2011, Germany, Statement by the jury: This book embodies a subtle yet highly accurate design implementation based on a sophisticated concept. The way the paper and alternating colours are used in the design follows an unusual path. The visual language consists of documentary photography and therefore is highly consistent.

Designpreis Deutschland 2013, German Design Council.

American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers of 2010, Annual Design Competitions, Juror Notes: Who uses that color of green? And then prints four-color on it? So perfect and unexpected. The balance of 50/50 works so well with the colors and type design. The paper stock really enhances the quality.

Kazakoff Design

Laurence King Publishing

2010
Client: Laurence King Publishing
Scope of work: Design concept and book design

White Green — Ten projects in the great outdoors by White arkitekter.
The Swedish architectural firm White arkitekter is one of the pioneers of green building design. The ten projects featured in this book document the firm’s approach to and concern for nature, analyse their implementation and consider how successful the results have been in practice. The cover is divided in two, with the top half green and the bottom half white, a division that runs throughout the book and which reflects the close balance between man-made architecture and nature. Cover two does not have a title or any lettering at all, instead conveying the name and content of the book via colours. Underlining the light footprint of these buildings, the contents pages show the sites without any visible structures. The same pictures are repeated later in the book in connection with the actual documentation showing the completed buildings, thus making clear how carefully these structures have been fitted into the landscapes. The top half of the pages tells the story of each architectural project, the bottom half shows drawings, models and plans.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Best of the Best 2011, Germany, Statement by the jury: This book embodies a subtle yet highly accurate design implementation based on a sophisticated concept. The way the paper and alternating colours are used in the design follows an unusual path. The visual language consists of documentary photography and therefore is highly consistent.

Designpreis Deutschland 2013, German Design Council.

American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers of 2010, Annual Design Competitions, Juror Notes: Who uses that color of green? And then prints four-color on it? So perfect and unexpected. The balance of 50/50 works so well with the colors and type design. The paper stock really enhances the quality.

Kazakoff Design

SL Public Transport Authority

2000
Client: SL Public Transport Authority
Scope of work: Corporate design and design strategy for Stockholm Public Transport

When Stockholm Public Transport (SL) chose to outsource some of its activities one result was that subcontractor’s logotypes came to dominate the scene. To avoid giving the impression that SL was solely a administrative unit Kazakoff Design was commissioned to reinforce the SL presence. A new logotype, eye-catching and consistent, formed the basis for the new design strategy. The aim was to have all the various graphic elements – timetables, signs, maps, season tickets – clearly tied to this logotype. The parallel lines logo – a clear reference to rail-bound traffic – was used to frame all types of information.

Awards
Swedish Advertising Association Award, Silver

Kazakoff Design

SL Public Transport Authority

2000
Client: SL Public Transport Authority
Scope of work: Corporate design and design strategy for Stockholm Public Transport

When Stockholm Public Transport (SL) chose to outsource some of its activities one result was that subcontractor’s logotypes came to dominate the scene. To avoid giving the impression that SL was solely a administrative unit Kazakoff Design was commissioned to reinforce the SL presence. A new logotype, eye-catching and consistent, formed the basis for the new design strategy. The aim was to have all the various graphic elements – timetables, signs, maps, season tickets – clearly tied to this logotype. The parallel lines logo – a clear reference to rail-bound traffic – was used to frame all types of information.

Awards
Swedish Advertising Association Award, Silver

Kazakoff Design

SL Public Transport Authority

2000
Client: SL Public Transport Authority
Scope of work: Corporate design and design strategy for Stockholm Public Transport

When Stockholm Public Transport (SL) chose to outsource some of its activities one result was that subcontractor’s logotypes came to dominate the scene. To avoid giving the impression that SL was solely a administrative unit Kazakoff Design was commissioned to reinforce the SL presence. A new logotype, eye-catching and consistent, formed the basis for the new design strategy. The aim was to have all the various graphic elements – timetables, signs, maps, season tickets – clearly tied to this logotype. The parallel lines logo – a clear reference to rail-bound traffic – was used to frame all types of information.

Awards
Swedish Advertising Association Award, Silver

Kazakoff Design

SL Public Transport Authority

2000
Client: SL Public Transport Authority
Scope of work: Corporate design and design strategy for Stockholm Public Transport

When Stockholm Public Transport (SL) chose to outsource some of its activities one result was that subcontractor’s logotypes came to dominate the scene. To avoid giving the impression that SL was solely a administrative unit Kazakoff Design was commissioned to reinforce the SL presence. A new logotype, eye-catching and consistent, formed the basis for the new design strategy. The aim was to have all the various graphic elements – timetables, signs, maps, season tickets – clearly tied to this logotype. The parallel lines logo – a clear reference to rail-bound traffic – was used to frame all types of information.

Awards
Swedish Advertising Association Award, Silver

Kazakoff Design

Veidekke

2006
Client: Veidekke
Scope of work: Promotional campaign for building and housing company

When new tenants have access to their accommodation for the first time they are often welcomed by the landlord or estate agent with an advertising gift, often in the form of a simple key ring. “First Day Survival Kit” offers a more practical alternative. Designed to form part of a campaign for the Veidekke construction company, it consists of disposable plates, cups and cutlery in a specially designed packaging. This gift is especially appreciated when the rest of the kitchen equipment is still packed away in identical removals boxes.

Kazakoff Design

Vostok Nafta Investment

2006
Client: Vostok Nafta Investment
Scope of work: Annual Report

Today, annual reports are pivotal in conveying the image of a company. These publications, which have long ceased to be produced solely for the supervisory board and journalists, are now often available for download on the internet and thus targeted at the broader public. Since well-conceived annual reports also help to enhance the value and success of a company they call for ever higher design quality standards that can link together the philosophy of a company and their latest financial statements to form an exciting and convincing whole.

The Vostok Nafta Investment Ltd annual report satisfies this ambition in the high demands it places on contemporary design. It does so, however, by taking an approach that runs counter to readers’ usual expectations about the presentation of this medium. The report dispenses totally with pictures and photographs, nor does it feature the conventional familiar diagrams but instead interprets this obligatory content typographically. All text-based information is set against a blueish grey background and is distinguished in this way from the pink background figures. Tables are presented not as traditional pie charts but through accumulated words. For example, the ratio proportions between gas, oil and coal are thus aptly represented by repeating the words to form columns that visually indicate the relevant figure or percentage.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Best of the Best 2009, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2011, German Design Council

Kazakoff Design

Vostok Nafta Investment

2006
Client: Vostok Nafta Investment
Scope of work: Annual Report

Today, annual reports are pivotal in conveying the image of a company. These publications, which have long ceased to be produced solely for the supervisory board and journalists, are now often available for download on the internet and thus targeted at the broader public. Since well-conceived annual reports also help to enhance the value and success of a company they call for ever higher design quality standards that can link together the philosophy of a company and their latest financial statements to form an exciting and convincing whole.

The Vostok Nafta Investment Ltd annual report satisfies this ambition in the high demands it places on contemporary design. It does so, however, by taking an approach that runs counter to readers’ usual expectations about the presentation of this medium. The report dispenses totally with pictures and photographs, nor does it feature the conventional familiar diagrams but instead interprets this obligatory content typographically. All text-based information is set against a blueish grey background and is distinguished in this way from the pink background figures. Tables are presented not as traditional pie charts but through accumulated words. For example, the ratio proportions between gas, oil and coal are thus aptly represented by repeating the words to form columns that visually indicate the relevant figure or percentage.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Best of the Best 2009, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2011, German Design Council

Kazakoff Design

Vostok Nafta Investment

2006
Client: Vostok Nafta Investment
Scope of work: Annual Report

Today, annual reports are pivotal in conveying the image of a company. These publications, which have long ceased to be produced solely for the supervisory board and journalists, are now often available for download on the internet and thus targeted at the broader public. Since well-conceived annual reports also help to enhance the value and success of a company they call for ever higher design quality standards that can link together the philosophy of a company and their latest financial statements to form an exciting and convincing whole.

The Vostok Nafta Investment Ltd annual report satisfies this ambition in the high demands it places on contemporary design. It does so, however, by taking an approach that runs counter to readers’ usual expectations about the presentation of this medium. The report dispenses totally with pictures and photographs, nor does it feature the conventional familiar diagrams but instead interprets this obligatory content typographically. All text-based information is set against a blueish grey background and is distinguished in this way from the pink background figures. Tables are presented not as traditional pie charts but through accumulated words. For example, the ratio proportions between gas, oil and coal are thus aptly represented by repeating the words to form columns that visually indicate the relevant figure or percentage.

Awards
Red Dot Design Award, Best of the Best 2009, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2011, German Design Council

Kazakoff Design

NordicPhotos

2008
Client: NordicPhotos
Scope of work: Design programme for a Scandinavian stock

As a merger of two vendors well known in the industry the photo agency NordicPhotos needed a totally new identity. Now a single corporate design consistently extends across all the agency’s printed media.  Inspiration for the typographic design came from graphic elements and typesets that can still be found on analogue photographic film.

Awards
Creative Review Annual 2009, London
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2009, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2011, German Design Council
American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 365: 30, Annual Design Competitions.
Juror Notes: So disciplined and sophisticated. Beautiful type. Packaged very cleverly; very functional. A piece you would keep.

Kazakoff Design

NordicPhotos

2008
Client: NordicPhotos
Scope of work: Design programme for a Scandinavian stock

As a merger of two vendors well known in the industry the photo agency NordicPhotos needed a totally new identity. Now a single corporate design consistently extends across all the agency’s printed media.  Inspiration for the typographic design came from graphic elements and typesets that can still be found on analogue photographic film.

Awards
Creative Review Annual 2009, London
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2009, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2011, German Design Council
American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 365: 30, Annual Design Competitions.
Juror Notes: So disciplined and sophisticated. Beautiful type. Packaged very cleverly; very functional. A piece you would keep.

Kazakoff Design

NordicPhotos

2008
Client: NordicPhotos
Scope of work: Design programme for a Scandinavian stock

As a merger of two vendors well known in the industry the photo agency NordicPhotos needed a totally new identity. Now a single corporate design consistently extends across all the agency’s printed media.  Inspiration for the typographic design came from graphic elements and typesets that can still be found on analogue photographic film.

Awards
Creative Review Annual 2009, London
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2009, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2011, German Design Council
American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 365: 30, Annual Design Competitions.
Juror Notes: So disciplined and sophisticated. Beautiful type. Packaged very cleverly; very functional. A piece you would keep.

Kazakoff Design

NordicPhotos

2008
Client: NordicPhotos
Scope of work: Design programme for a Scandinavian stock

As a merger of two vendors well known in the industry the photo agency NordicPhotos needed a totally new identity. Now a single corporate design consistently extends across all the agency’s printed media.  Inspiration for the typographic design came from graphic elements and typesets that can still be found on analogue photographic film.

Awards
Creative Review Annual 2009, London
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2009, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2011, German Design Council
American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 365: 30, Annual Design Competitions.
Juror Notes: So disciplined and sophisticated. Beautiful type. Packaged very cleverly; very functional. A piece you would keep.

Kazakoff Design

NordicPhotos

2008
Client: NordicPhotos
Scope of work: Design programme for a Scandinavian stock

As a merger of two vendors well known in the industry the photo agency NordicPhotos needed a totally new identity. Now a single corporate design consistently extends across all the agency’s printed media.  Inspiration for the typographic design came from graphic elements and typesets that can still be found on analogue photographic film.

Awards
Creative Review Annual 2009, London
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2009, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2011, German Design Council
American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 365: 30, Annual Design Competitions.
Juror Notes: So disciplined and sophisticated. Beautiful type. Packaged very cleverly; very functional. A piece you would keep.

Kazakoff Design

NordicPhotos

2008
Client: NordicPhotos
Scope of work: Design programme for a Scandinavian stock

As a merger of two vendors well known in the industry the photo agency NordicPhotos needed a totally new identity. Now a single corporate design consistently extends across all the agency’s printed media.  Inspiration for the typographic design came from graphic elements and typesets that can still be found on analogue photographic film.

Awards
Creative Review Annual 2009, London
Red Dot Design Award, Winner 2009, Germany
Designpreis Deutschland 2011, German Design Council
American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY, AIGA 365: 30, Annual Design Competitions.
Juror Notes: So disciplined and sophisticated. Beautiful type. Packaged very cleverly; very functional. A piece you would keep.

Kazakoff Design

Forum

2007
Client: Forum
Scope of work: Design programme for Nordic architecture and design magazine

The magazine Forum, which since the 1970s had covered Swedish interior architecture, chose in the 2000s to expand its range to include architecture, interior architecture and Scandinavian design. Kazakoff Design was commissioned to redesign the journal and provide it with a fresh graphic idiom. The company’s graphic design profile was revised to accord with the new layout, and even three-D products were created such as the annual Forum Awards statuette.

Awards
Rebrand 100 Global Awards, USA

Kazakoff Design

Forum

2007
Client: Forum
Scope of work: Design programme for Nordic architecture and design magazine

The magazine Forum, which since the 1970s had covered Swedish interior architecture, chose in the 2000s to expand its range to include architecture, interior architecture and Scandinavian design. Kazakoff Design was commissioned to redesign the journal and provide it with a fresh graphic idiom. The company’s graphic design profile was revised to accord with the new layout, and even three-D products were created such as the annual Forum Awards statuette.

Awards
Rebrand 100 Global Awards, USA

Kazakoff Design

Forum

2007
Client: Forum
Scope of work: Design programme for Nordic architecture and design magazine

The magazine Forum, which since the 1970s had covered Swedish interior architecture, chose in the 2000s to expand its range to include architecture, interior architecture and Scandinavian design. Kazakoff Design was commissioned to redesign the journal and provide it with a fresh graphic idiom. The company’s graphic design profile was revised to accord with the new layout, and even three-D products were created such as the annual Forum Awards statuette.

Awards
Rebrand 100 Global Awards, USA

Kazakoff Design

Forum

2007
Client: Forum
Scope of work: Design programme for Nordic architecture and design magazine

The magazine Forum, which since the 1970s had covered Swedish interior architecture, chose in the 2000s to expand its range to include architecture, interior architecture and Scandinavian design. Kazakoff Design was commissioned to redesign the journal and provide it with a fresh graphic idiom. The company’s graphic design profile was revised to accord with the new layout, and even three-D products were created such as the annual Forum Awards statuette.

Awards
Rebrand 100 Global Awards, USA

Kazakoff Design

Svenskt Papper

1999
Client: Svenskt Papper
Scope of work: Client magazine

A client magazine from Svenskt Papper AB, the leading Swedish trader of paper for fine prints. Editorial purpose: To reflect how knowledge, technique, taste and spirit of the time are communicated among human beings. This issue — No 7 — specifically focuses on how best to communicate on uncoated printing paper. The design idea — not to illustrate the physical shape, but the corresponding countershape in the surrounding space — results in a mind-tickling experiment where the concept of the importance of ‘vacant space’ is broadened to include all aspects of communication.

The eleventh aphorism of Lao-Tse:
Thirty spokes meet the hub, 
but it is the emptiness between them that makes 
the essence of the wheel. 
From clay pots are made, 
but it is the emptiness inside them that makes 
the essence of the pot. 
Walls with windows and doors form the house, 
but it is the emptiness between them that makes 
the essence of the house. 
The principle: The material contains usefulness, 
the immaterial imparts essence. 

Awards
Art Directors Club of Europe
Excellent Swedish Design
Swedish Advertising Association Award, Silver

Kazakoff Design

Svenskt Papper

1999
Client: Svenskt Papper
Scope of work: Client magazine

A client magazine from Svenskt Papper AB, the leading Swedish trader of paper for fine prints. Editorial purpose: To reflect how knowledge, technique, taste and spirit of the time are communicated among human beings. This issue — No 7 — specifically focuses on how best to communicate on uncoated printing paper. The design idea — not to illustrate the physical shape, but the corresponding countershape in the surrounding space — results in a mind-tickling experiment where the concept of the importance of ‘vacant space’ is broadened to include all aspects of communication.

The eleventh aphorism of Lao-Tse:
Thirty spokes meet the hub, 
but it is the emptiness between them that makes 
the essence of the wheel. 
From clay pots are made, 
but it is the emptiness inside them that makes 
the essence of the pot. 
Walls with windows and doors form the house, 
but it is the emptiness between them that makes 
the essence of the house. 
The principle: The material contains usefulness, 
the immaterial imparts essence. 

Awards
Art Directors Club of Europe
Excellent Swedish Design
Swedish Advertising Association Award, Silver

Kazakoff Design

Svenskt Papper

1999
Client: Svenskt Papper
Scope of work: Client magazine

A client magazine from Svenskt Papper AB, the leading Swedish trader of paper for fine prints. Editorial purpose: To reflect how knowledge, technique, taste and spirit of the time are communicated among human beings. This issue — No 7 — specifically focuses on how best to communicate on uncoated printing paper. The design idea — not to illustrate the physical shape, but the corresponding countershape in the surrounding space — results in a mind-tickling experiment where the concept of the importance of ‘vacant space’ is broadened to include all aspects of communication.

The eleventh aphorism of Lao-Tse:
Thirty spokes meet the hub, 
but it is the emptiness between them that makes 
the essence of the wheel. 
From clay pots are made, 
but it is the emptiness inside them that makes 
the essence of the pot. 
Walls with windows and doors form the house, 
but it is the emptiness between them that makes 
the essence of the house. 
The principle: The material contains usefulness, 
the immaterial imparts essence. 

Awards
Art Directors Club of Europe
Excellent Swedish Design
Swedish Advertising Association Award, Silver

Kazakoff Design

Svenskt Papper

1999
Client: Svenskt Papper
Scope of work: Client magazine

A client magazine from Svenskt Papper AB, the leading Swedish trader of paper for fine prints. Editorial purpose: To reflect how knowledge, technique, taste and spirit of the time are communicated among human beings. This issue — No 7 — specifically focuses on how best to communicate on uncoated printing paper. The design idea — not to illustrate the physical shape, but the corresponding countershape in the surrounding space — results in a mind-tickling experiment where the concept of the importance of ‘vacant space’ is broadened to include all aspects of communication.

The eleventh aphorism of Lao-Tse:
Thirty spokes meet the hub, 
but it is the emptiness between them that makes 
the essence of the wheel. 
From clay pots are made, 
but it is the emptiness inside them that makes 
the essence of the pot. 
Walls with windows and doors form the house, 
but it is the emptiness between them that makes 
the essence of the house. 
The principle: The material contains usefulness, 
the immaterial imparts essence. 

Awards
Art Directors Club of Europe
Excellent Swedish Design
Swedish Advertising Association Award, Silver

Kazakoff Design

Svenskt Papper

1999
Client: Svenskt Papper
Scope of work: Client magazine

A client magazine from Svenskt Papper AB, the leading Swedish trader of paper for fine prints. Editorial purpose: To reflect how knowledge, technique, taste and spirit of the time are communicated among human beings. This issue — No 7 — specifically focuses on how best to communicate on uncoated printing paper. The design idea — not to illustrate the physical shape, but the corresponding countershape in the surrounding space — results in a mind-tickling experiment where the concept of the importance of ‘vacant space’ is broadened to include all aspects of communication.

The eleventh aphorism of Lao-Tse:
Thirty spokes meet the hub, 
but it is the emptiness between them that makes 
the essence of the wheel. 
From clay pots are made, 
but it is the emptiness inside them that makes 
the essence of the pot. 
Walls with windows and doors form the house, 
but it is the emptiness between them that makes 
the essence of the house. 
The principle: The material contains usefulness, 
the immaterial imparts essence. 

Awards
Art Directors Club of Europe
Excellent Swedish Design
Swedish Advertising Association Award, Silver