BSK

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.


BSK

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.


BSK

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.


BSK

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.


BSK

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.


BSK

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.


SL Public Transport Authority

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


SL Public Transport Authority

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


SL Public Transport Authority

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


SL Public Transport Authority

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


NordicPhotos

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.


NordicPhotos

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.


NordicPhotos

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.


NordicPhotos

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.


NordicPhotos

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.


NordicPhotos

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.


Forum

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


Forum

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


Forum

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


Forum

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