Now and again people write about our work, or ask us to discuss the design and branding industry. The following are a selection of articles and opinions were we express our thoughts and ideas on how to build brands that will endure and strengthen your businesses.
Bedow is featured in the latest issue of Slanted Magazine. The issue, totally dedicated to Stockholm and its creative scene, also features Teenage Engineering, Acne, Stockholm Design Lab, among others. The magazine is supported by a number of video interviews in the link below.
Perniclas Bedow is invited to have a talk in Amsterdam on June 15th, 2022. The event First Round is hosted by Under Consideration and feature six local speakers and six international speakers from around Europe. All presentations will be in English and tickets can be bought on the link below.
The best branding work for 2021 has been selected by American branding resource Brand New. Our project for Jaktar is listed in three categories: Best Wordmark, Best Colour and Best Photography.
The prestigious Polar Music Prize was assigned a new visual identity pinned under the concept of Celebrating Music, Uniting Cultures. The logotype was redesigned, the colours and typography was updated and a visual element was designed. All to ensure improved legibility on all devices. Read more about the work in the review by Under Consideration, Brand New.
Thinking & Making is a series of talks hosted by design studio Bedow. The first design talk was recorded October 29th, 2021. Kanon Foundry talks about variable type. You’ll find out what C3PO and Swiss train clocks have in common with the Bedow typefaces and how you create randomness by OpenType coding.
The studio is growing. As the given next step after assigning the studio board, three new co-workers has joined the Bedow team; two designers and a design director.
By embracing the Italian origin of pasta as well as mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci, a new packaging design was created for Coop’s pasta line. Magazine CAP&Design, interviews Anders Bollman about the design and the core of a modular grid system with Fibonacci’s harmonious proportions
In episode 27 of Brand New’s podcast Follow Up, Armin Vit interviews Creative Director Perniclas Bedow and Jaktar founder Igor Melnikov about the process of developing a completely new brand from scratch. The project spanned over two years and the conversation covers the naming process, the logotype and the brand identity as a whole.
Anders Bollman shares his thoughts on the new identity of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in newspaper Dagens Nyheter. The opinion piece reflects upon how the new visual approach affects the qualitative cultural scene.
The packaging design for gin distillery Monachus was awarded a merit in the ADC Awards. The contribution revolves around labels that take one of five shapes: the Bora wind, the waves, the salt in sea and air, a pebble from the shore, and a pine cone from the hills.
The creative work of the Jaktar identity is reviewed by Under Consideration, Brand New: “I really like this, not just as a visually satisfying feast but also for the identity’s ability to perfectly reflect the persona of the boat which is a combination of luxury, ruggedness, and functionality”, writes design critic Armin Vit.
Resumé writes about the new board of branding studio Bedow. The board, consisting of well-known names from the industry, will develop the studio’s offer with strategic guidance.
Opinion piece by Perniclas Bedow as a response to Resumé’s new award category for ideas. What’s really the essence of an idea – how might it be defined?
The latest issue of House & Garden features the Bedow kitchen design. Our project is from 2015, but has recently popped up in several international design magazines. This time on the theme “Design ideas for colourful kitchens”.
Our Brand Strategist Anders Bollman is one of the international creatives that are invited to judge this year’s Young Guns by the The One Club for Creativity.
Perniclas Bedow will have a talk at the Screen 2019 exhibition on April 10th, 2019. Screen is an annual poster competition for design and art school students. This year’s exhibition is hosted by Forsbergs’ School and the event starts at 5 pm in their gallery at Brännkyrkagatan 98.
For the third year in a row Bedow is ranked as the best design studio of the year by British design resource BP&O. This year in good company with Pentagram, Commission, Spy and Studio fnt.
Monocle magazine features our packaging design for German brewery St Erhard. The series of three beers which experimental typography takes inspiration from the Bauhaus movement can be found on page 235 in the Inventory section.
Our Creative Director Perniclas Bedow will be joining this year’s ADC Awards jury – judging the best Brand/Communication Design work worldwide. It’s the 97th ADC Awards, hosted by the Art Directors Club and The One Club, and the judging will take place in the Dominican Republic.
This year’s studio trip went to Basel, Switzerland. Besides from visiting the Vitra Museum and some great art exhibitions the highlight of the trip was when we took a detour to France to visit Le Corbusier’s Notre-Dame du Haut in Ronchamp.
The Swedish Embassy in Russia invited Perniclas Bedow to Moscow last week to talk about the studio’s work at the opening of United Notions’ poster exhibition. The exhibition takes place at the Theatre of Nations and is running until October 8th.
For ages we’ve been waiting for an in-depth conversation on our profession: graphic design and branding. But good things never came for those who waited, so we decided to start something ourselves. In the podcast Grafisk Design, Perniclas Bedow interviews some of the most prominent Swedish designers of today.
Perniclas Bedow was one of four international speakers at the European Design Awards in Porto last week. The talk, Playful Is the New Serious, approaches humour as an important ingredient in graphic design and branding.
Our packaging design for Biggans böcklingpastej is featured in the 97th issue of the international lifestyle magazine Monocle. Read about it on page 242 in the Inventory section.
Iceland Design and Architecture have invited Perniclas Bedow to have a talk in Reykjavik on January 14th. The talk, Playful Is the New Serious, will be held at 12 pm at the Alvar Aalto designed Nordic House. The event is open for public and the admission is free.
British design magazine Icon asked us to redesign something that we thought could be improved. With a planet increasingly filled with waste and where forests disappears at an ever faster pace, we thought we could redesign something that at least does not contribute to this deterioration. Read how a redesign of Jan Tschischold’s classic Penguin Composition Rules could save over 200,000 trees a year.
Last week we came back full of inspiration from our annual studio trip, this year we were in Tokyo. The photo is taken in one of the film sets from Michel Gondry’s exhibition Around Michel Gondry’s World at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kiba Park, Tokyo.
Washington Post’s reporter Max Ehrenfreund reached out to write about our world map in his section Know More. Trivia: the map was designed in 2008 for Erik Penser Bank and contains around 3,000 coins from all continents. The coins were bought on Ebay over a period of one month. Two years after the project all coins were stolen during a burglary in our studio.
Wallpaper magazine’s December issue features our collaboration with Danish brewery Mikkeller. The project elaborates with temperature where Mikkel Borg Bjergsø interprets the four seasons through beer styles and Bedow interprets the seasons through design where heat sensitive ink changes the label motif.
British fashion magazine Fantastic Man features our shoehorn Index in their Daily Recommendations. As frequent readers of Fantastic Man we’re extremely proud when they say our design “is so incredibly minimalist that it borders to monastic”.