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June 5, 2013 - 6 comments

WE ARE TEN!

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Ten years ago I founded a small design & communication agency in the north of Sweden with one of my best friends; Roger Stighäll. We took the name North Kingdom, and the basic idea from the beginning was to become an international, well known, interactive design agency.

Our intention was to keep the agency quite small, working with the great network of digital folks we found in our hometown. Skellefteå is a very small town, but very very talented. However, during the years, more and more clients have approached us resulting in new employments. Today we are around 50 people, located in Skellefteå, Stockholm and after the Summer also in Los Angeles. It has of course been up and downs during the years. Inspiration has come and gone, but it has never been hard to see the potential in North Kingdom, so finding motivation has never been hard. Specially now, after five years in Stockholm; I have never worked with such talented people as I do today. The near future will be very interesting!

Looking back, we have succeeded with our goal. We are not satisfied, we can become so much better in each part of our machinery, but we are definitely on the right track!

Thanks everyone that has contributed in one way or the other to make this such a fantastic journey! A party will take place in August!

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Download — iPhone wallpaper 640 x 960

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May 16, 2013 - Comments Off on North Kingdom Awards

North Kingdom Awards

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We at North Kingdom are really happy to announce that we received some very fine international recognition this winter and spring. A great start to the award season and huge congrats to the teams and clients involved. We are always really proud when hard teamwork is recognized.

ONE SHOW INTERACTIVE —

Build With Chrome
— Gold (Websites, Services)
— Silver (Integrated Branding Campaign)

Paranorman
— Gold (Websites, Consumer Goods)

THE WEBBYS —

Build With Chrome
— Public Choice for Best Online Campaign
— Nominee (Best Use of Online Media)
— Nominee (Best Visual Design)

Only The Liberation
— Nominee (Best Use of Video or Moving Image)

Finding Fantasyland
— Honoree (Travel)

CLIOS —

Only The Liberation
— Gold (Sound Design)
— Bronze (Graphic Design)

Build With Chrome
— Silver (Microsite)
— Bronze (User Experience)

Paranorman
— Silver, Integrated Campaign

ANDY AWARDS —

Paranorman
— Silver

Finding Fantasyland
— Bronze

Daybreak
— Bronze

D&AD —

Build With Chrome
— 1 nominee

Only The Liberation
— 3 nominees

ROY AWARD (SWEDISH FILM PRODUCTION) —

Only The Liberation
— Best Interactive Film 2012

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June 25, 2012 - 1 comment.

We won 6 Cannes Lions!!

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We won incredible 6 Cyber Cannes Lions last week for our work with Google and ONLY! An all-time-high for us at North Kingdom, now with a totally amount of 18 Lions! I wasn't there personally this year, but it must been totally amazing! Last year when I actually was there we only had one nomination, which felt like going to a party uninvited.

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Google ROME got 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze, while ONLY Liberation project won 1 Gold and 2 Silvers. Super big thanks to all great partners for making this happen!!

ROME has btw won a lot lately (read more here) and ONLY was recently FWA Site of the month!

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April 27, 2011 - 2 comments

FCNK sponsored by adidas

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Yesterday we had one of our first soccer practice outdoor at North Kingdom Stockholm. Of course we were dressed up with our new, supernice outfits from adidas.

We kicked Perfect Fools butts in the last game, which made us to the best agency in Sweden (regarding to the trophy we won from them), so let us know if you want to challenge us for the title and the cup. Otherwise you will find us at Vasaparken every Wednesday at noon.

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January 3, 2011 - Comments Off on D&AD President’s Lectures — Digital Monarchy

D&AD President’s Lectures — Digital Monarchy

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The 12th of May 2011, Marcus Ivarsson and I will speak at D&AD President's Lectures in London, invited by Jane Morley.

About D&AD President's Lectures — D&AD Events exist to inspire, stimulate discussion & fuel debate. Speakers at D&AD President’s Lectures represent the best in their creative fields whilst Sharp’ners offer the opportunity to share opinion & exchange ideas in a more informal setting. D&AD Workout is a series of challenging workshops taught in unusual ways by unexpected people.

Suggested title — Digital Monarchy
"D&AD Black Pencil-winning North Kingdom is a world leading digital creative agency. Their spiritual home is Skellefteå, a small town next to the polar circle in Sweden. Depending on the season, the team enjoy 23 hours of sunshine or darkness a day.

Renowned for their stunning digital production combining 3D, live action and brilliant art direction, the team create beautiful interactive communication as on projects such as ‘Get the Glass’, ‘Teamgeist’ for Adidas’ and Vodafone’s ‘FutureVision’.

For North Kingdom’s debut lecture in the UK, co-founder Robert Lindström and senior producer Marcus Ivarsson will delve deep inside their favourite projects to and explain in detail how they were created."

Thanks for these fine words Jane! It is our debut lecture for D&AD but we have been in UK before. Actually, I did my absolute first lecture ever in London back in 2000, for Flash Forward.

However, if you are in London this spring, come and join us for a fun night.

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November 13, 2010 - Comments Off on “En kopp kaffe” — North Kingdom kitchen

“En kopp kaffe” — North Kingdom kitchen



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Kenny Lindström's and my wallpaper is finally on place at North Kingdom's kitchen in Stockholm. I named the work "En kopp kaffe" which means a cup of coffee in Swedish. I also added some lines to the illustration to make it more as a part of a story;

Her coffee smelt nice, but it felt like somebody was watching her. Even if the morning was chilly, she didn’t understand why her coffee had a touch of salt.

Like a deep lake of oil, her drink now took on a new dimension. The other side of the kingdom was now presented.

More work in progress here.




We ordered the wallpaper at Your Wallpaper here in Stockholm. Decorator was Lina Fall.

When the wallpaper arrived a week after my order, I put it directly on the floor to see how it looked like. And yes, the quality was good! The color range was not perfect but for that price I would say it is ok. The price for this wallpaper was 1317 SEK plus taxes.

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September 29, 2010 - Comments Off on WIP — Stockholm conference rooms

WIP — Stockholm conference rooms

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WORK IN PROGRESS — One of our conference rooms in Stockholm has got a really cool textile wall this week, made by Lina Zedig. It is an amazing work that contain 250 km line, 50 km criss-cross stitch and over 40 different colorings of textile. More pictures when the room is finished...

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In the other conference room, Lina Fall is painting some furniture....

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September 28, 2010 - Comments Off on Teamday at North Kingdom Stockholm

Teamday at North Kingdom Stockholm

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Today at our teamday for our Stockholm office, we have been talking about how we work and live. What makes us unique and how can we make our culture stronger? Pic 1 — Meeting around our fireplace. Pic 2 — Group work in the mini loft. Pic 3 — Dinner at our kitchen. Great day!

(Photos taken by iPhone 4 and the AutoStitch app. Color correction via Lightroom)

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August 15, 2010 - Comments Off on A new floor in our Skellefteå office

A new floor in our Skellefteå office

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Some photos I took on our new North Kingdom floor in Skellefteå. We have take over a really cool apartment (180 m2) above our existing one. Our designer Charlotta Havh have worked with the interior design and her dad have done much of the carpenter's work, as the table here in the new conference room. It is a pretty small world btw; the owner of the apartment was Göran Eriksson, CEO at my old work, Paregos. His son, Marcus Ericsson (Subdisc), who also worked at Paregos, is now living in Vancover and running his own famous studio; Academy.

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Reindeer lamp.

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July 4, 2010 - Comments Off on Cool article in the Korean w.e.b magazine

Cool article in the Korean w.e.b magazine

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I just want to show this cool article (two double-page spreads) from the Korean trend magazine, Adobe sponsored, w.e.b (May 05) about my company; North Kingdom. I have no idea whatsoever what it says when it's all in Korean, but as long as it look cool it´s fine by me. Great to see that they using my typeface Black Nun Bold for the headline.

However, it's a shame for the readers that a cool magazine like m.a.p. have a web page like this... It seems to be a standard for many Asia sites to look like that so maybe it's just me who don't get it?

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June 21, 2010 - Comments Off on Work in progress II — Wallpaper for the NK kitchen

Work in progress II — Wallpaper for the NK kitchen

I have just finished mine and Kenny Lindströms kitchen illustration, so tomorrow I will send it to the printhouse because instead of paint it we will print, just to save some time. The main idea was to mix our styles.

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My work was concept, copy, making the lady and put everything together. The idea is also to make a black stain on the table underneath
where the coffee is pouring. When I wrote the copy I wanted to achieve a feeling that the picture is taken from a saga, a story (not final);

"Her coffee smelt nice, but it felt like somebody was watching her. It was chilly outside and the aroma of the coffee now had a touch of salt. Like a deep lake of oil, her drink now took on a new dimension. Another side of the kingdom was now presented."

— Work in progress

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The illustration is made on a Cintiq 12WX, based on a photography I took a couple of years ago. When the plan was to paint everything we wanted a clean and simple illustration, which we kept even if it now will be printed.

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Kenny Lindströms beautiful octopus. Original file in illustrator above. Below after my coloring.

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June 6, 2010 - Comments Off on North Kingdom 7th Anniversary

North Kingdom 7th Anniversary

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Yesterday our little digital shop turned seven years. It has been an amazing ride since 2003, from being only two the first years to 36 today. The picture with the two great posing guys ;) is from May 2005 when we did our first trip to US and New York. We had just hired our first team member and the plan was to never be more then ten and to keep the business in the north of Sweden, in Skellefteå. Today we are over 20 just in Stockholm. How life can turn...

We had a great first year 2003/2004. I had launched my portfolio, Designchapel, and we did Vodafone Future which become the worlds most awarded website 2004. That gave us a great start even the branch had some rough years back then. It also helped us that we where located in the north part of Sweden as we got some great support from the government and local community in making this all possible.

A huge thanks to all great colleagues, our partners and dared clients! Without you this journey would still only have been just a dream.

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May 25, 2010 - Comments Off on Work in progress II — North Kingdom corporate identity

Work in progress II — North Kingdom corporate identity

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Word Templates — Unfortunately it has been taken a while for us to finish our corporate identity program. Right now some guys are helping us out with making templates for our Word documents. However, it's not easy when I’m a detail perfectionist and they don't have a clue of what kerning or spacing is. But I'm an optimist and hopefully, after a couple of weeks, we will have a front page ready :)

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North Kingdom Notebook — This is going to print this week; our own designed notebooks (A5). I have also designed some personal stickers for our crew can be added on the cover.

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May 7, 2010 - Comments Off on North Kingdom speaks at FITC Toronto, 2010

North Kingdom speaks at FITC Toronto, 2010

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Last week David Eriksson (CD/CEO) and myself came back from Toronto and FITC 2010. North Kingdom where invited by Shawn Pucknell to speak at this, in my eyes, very professional managed conference with nice variation of speakers. FITC is an event for the design and technology community, which is now held for the 9th year. I where in Toronto and spoke back in 2007 and was already then very impressed by the arrangement at Hilton Hotel. This year’s theme was Playground. ”Which is all about...playing!”

All photos here below is taken from FITC's photostream on Flickr

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During Saturday, the day before everything started, FITC had a 'Get a Job' day where we spoke about how to apply and what you as a student should think about. If you are a designer it is pretty much about portfolio, portfolio and portfolio, and that you can work in a team, which is just as important.

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April 30, 2010 - Comments Off on North Kingdom on the 2010 Creativity 50 list

North Kingdom on the 2010 Creativity 50 list

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This is cool! For the second time the last three years, we are on the 2010 Creative 50 list. It's a list where Ad Age and Creativity celebrate the year's most inspiring thinkers and innovators.

“Welcome to the fifth annual Creativity 50. Each year, we cite those people and companies that made the biggest impact across all areas of creative culture. There are advertising and marketing people on the list. There are also tech pioneers, designers, directors, entrepreneurs, and others who challenged the established way of doing things and inspired with their action.”

Read the whole article here: creativity-online.com

Creativity writes about North Kingdom;

“From GE's Smart Grid augmented-reality site with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco, to Adidas Teamgeist for the German sports brand, North Kingdom has built a Swedish digital-production agency with work that can translate to any culture, anywhere in the world... The agency actually likes the challenge of working with shops in other time zones and thinks its northern location, away from the creative hotbeds of Amsterdam and New York, means its designers and developers can concentrate on one project at time, since "every single pixel needs love."

I'm not so fond that they only have the co-founders presented thou, when it is an award for the whole team; from Gothenburg, through Klaverström and Stockholm up to Skellefteå.

However, keep up the good work folks, it's the third time that is the hardest ;)

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Cool also to see Lady Gaga on the same list! She is doing some crazy stuff out there! However, I would rather do a project with her then be on the same list... :)

TOP 50 Creative People
(These are not presented in any specific rank order)

Roger Stighall, Robert Lindstrom, David Eriksson, Co-founders, North Kingdom
Sachin Agarwal and Garry Tan, Founders, Posterous
Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Architect, Microsoft Live Labs
Craig Allen, Art Director, and Eric Kallman, Copywriter, Wieden and Kennedy Portland
Karin Dreijer Andersson (aka Fever Ray), Musical Artist
Marco Arment, Lead Developer, Tumblr; Creator, Instapaper
Kathryn Bigelow, Director
Neill Blomkamp, Director, RSA
Alex Bogusky, Chief Creative Insurgent, MDC
James Cameron, Director
Roy Choi, Mark Manguera, Founders, Kogi
Damon Collins, ECD RKCR/Y&R
Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvedurai, Co-founders, Foursquare
Andreas Dahlqvist, ECD DDB Stockholm
Bart Decrem, CEO Tapulous
David Droga, Founder, Creative Chairman, Droga5
Dave Eggers, Author, Founder, McSweeney’s
Daniel Ek, Co-founder/CEO, Spotify
James Farley, Group VP Global Marketing, Ford
Cindy Gallop, Entrepreneur, Founder IfWeRanTheWorld.com
Lady Gaga, Musical Artist
Christian Haas, Creative Director/Associate Partner, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
James Hilton, Co-founder/CCO and Rei Inamoto CCO, AKQA
Damon Horowitz, Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer, Aardvark
Mike Hughes, President, Martin Agency
Jonathan Ive, Senior VP Industrial Design, Apple
Jan Jacobs and Leo Premutico, Co-founders, Creative Directors, Johannes Leonardo
Matt Jones, Director of Design, Berg
Spike Jonze, Director, MJZ
Linus Karlsson and Paul Malmstrom, co-founders/CCOs, Mother New York
Ashton Kutcher, Founder, Katalyst Media
Tom Kuntz, Director, MJZ
Michael Lebowitz, Founder/CEO, Big Spaceship
Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, Co-Founders, Opening Ceremony
Pranav Mistry, PhD Candidate, MIT Media Lab
Ty Montague, Co-president, CCO North America, JWT
Tor Myhren, CCO, Grey New York
Filip Nilsson, Creative Director/Chairman, Forsman & Bodenfors
David "Nobby" Nobay, Creative Chairman, Droga5 Sydney
Rob Reilly, Andrew Keller, Jeff Benjamin, ECDs, Crispin Porter Bogusky
Eric Rodenbeck, Founder/Creative Director, Stamen Design
Vivian Rosenthal, Jesse Seppi, Co-founders/Designers/Directors, Tronic
Matt Ross, Creative Director; Matt Oxley, Head of Tech, Tribal DDB London
Keith Schofield, Director, Caviar/El Nino
KR Sridhar, CEO, Bloom Energy
Matthew Szymczyk, Hans Forsman, Creative Directors, Zugara
Iain Tait, Global Interactive ECD, Wieden and Kennedy
Andrey Ternovskiy, Founder of Chatroulette
Ray Tintori, Director, Partizan
Ge Wang, Co-Founder, CTO, CCO, Smule

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February 20, 2010 - Comments Off on Work in progress — North Kingdom corporate identity

Work in progress — North Kingdom corporate identity

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For the moment I'm working with our corporate identity which is very important for companies in our branch. The idea behind our clean, sophisticated black & white style is to make an identity that don't take focus from our projects and that we can keep for a while. Ok, we have already kept the logotype and style for a while but we have never had a complete package which I trying to finish now. My study was actually focused on print so it is fun to do that kind of job now and then...

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February 13, 2010 - Comments Off on Case #122 / Dear Deer Black

Case #122 / Dear Deer Black

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When we did our showreel for North Kingdom last year we also made our own soundtrack together with Andreas Lundmark. I have used his music before when he was a part of Elodie, a great group from Skellefteå with a original style. The last thing I wanted for our showreel was a high tempo pop/rock/techno tune which almost every showreel uses today. Instead we wanted to give our reel an odd story with a calm pleasant feeling.

The soundtrack turned out so good so I wanted to give it a proper record cover with our Dear Deer Lady. I tried a new, quite fast, technique where I painted (with Wacom Cintiq 12wx) on top of a photo I took a few years ago. To fit the graphic profile of North Kingdom I made it black & white.

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Download wallpapers — Dear Deer Black, 1920x1200 px (zip)

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Download soundtrack — Creatvt (North Kingdom) (mp3)
Download typeface Black Nun Bold (Illustration file) (.zip)

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February 11, 2010 - Comments Off on North Kingdom — a piece of design history

North Kingdom — a piece of design history

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I have to recommend the latest issue of Computer Arts Projects, "A decade of design". It's about how the design industry has changed since 2000. A decade where myself have been most inspired by Büro Destruct, The Designers Republic and Attik. It's sad though that I have not seen so much from these agencies the last 5 years, and the worst is that 2009, after 23 years in operation, TDR closed for business.

I started to work as an Interactive Art Director back in 1998, so the section "Decade of web design" gave me some reel nostalgia because Computer Arts have chosen one site/project/agency from each year that they thought woiuld represented that years internet evolution best. Who didn’t remember when 2Advanced entered the scene 2001 or Praystation back at 2003? Facebook represented 2006 and 2007 by WordPress.

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The coolest thing was to see our own Vodafone Future from North Kingdom represented 2004! If you would told me that back in 2003, I would think you where insane! I mean, we where just a tiny tiny agency up in the north, doing our job.

“When this website launched, it portrayed the future of technology through a progressive and innovative design that went on to be one of the most highly awarded sites of all time. It was also the only site ever to pick up both the FWA Site of the Year and FWA People’s Choice Award in the same year.”

And to correct CA; it's not true that Vodafone is the only site ever to pick up both SOTY and PCA the same year. Our "Get the Glass" did the same 2008, not to forget :)

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February 3, 2010 - Comments Off on Work in progress — North Kingdom fireplace

Work in progress — North Kingdom fireplace

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Yes we have moved into our new Stockholm office but it's still a looot of work to do before it's all set. One thing I'm looking at right now is a fireplace we will build in the foyer. We talk lot about storytelling within NK, the work we do and what we want to accomplish with our projects. The picture here below did I take in Svansele, where we had some teamdays 2008. This picture gave us the idea to actually build a fireplace in our office (with gel fire ofcourse), where we in a near future, hopefully, will gather around for storytelling and to create new great ideas.

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Svansele 2008. North Kingdom tell stories.... Hans Eklund, Daniel Illlic, Klas Kroon, Mikael Forsgren, David Eriksson, Mathis Lindgren, Daniel Wallström and Lucian Trofin.

Inspiration for the design have been found from old fireplaces in north and from the lovely "Zero" from Ak47 in Italy.

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February 3, 2010 - Comments Off on Work in progress — Wallpaint for the NK office

Work in progress — Wallpaint for the NK office

deer-coffee2-2-665"String" on Söder, Stockholm, with a thermos of coffee and my sketchbook because I needed to come up with some ideas for some wall paints to our new North Kingdom office. Damn nice day btw, "String" is a really great place. This is a first concept drawing for the kitchen. I will make the paintings with Kenny Lindström, who will work on the jellyfishes (or whatever we do there) on this one. The idea behind it? Well, I just wanted to continue to work with our strange, odd nature, which we presented in our showreel from last year.

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January 22, 2010 - Comments Off on Second place at FWA Site Of The Year

Second place at FWA Site Of The Year

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We had two sites shortlisted (out of 12) for this years FWA Site Of The Year. We did not win this year but finished on second place with Adidas Teamgeist, which is really fantastic! We Choose The Moon took the first place. Not my favourite site but it is nice and it's great to see something from the lunar landing, cause I love space research.

It has been great to follow Rob Ford´s FWA since it started 2000. I remember the first version cause I had my own Designchapel presented there. Who could foresee that this little yellow site would be "The Oscars for Flash sites" a couple of years later?

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January 6, 2010 - Comments Off on The new North Kingdom office

The new North Kingdom office

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This week is our first week in our new Stockholm office. We have moved from Gamla Stan, where we have been located the last four years, to Kungsholmen. These pictures are from December during the restoration which still is running. The office are hopefully finish in the beginning of March. Here are some cool pictures during the first day by Jakob Nylund.

I will post some work in progress later on. Architect Fabian Wanqvist and Charlotta Havh (North Kingdom) is helping me out with the interior design.

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December 21, 2009 - Comments Off on Most Contagious 2009 — Online

Most Contagious 2009 — Online

"2009 saw a move away from destination websites as brands sought to integrate themselves into social networks and engage in real time media. However, there were still a fair few URLs that rocked our world."

Cool! North Kingdom is mentioned twice in Contagious issue "Most Contagious 2009"; Adidas (Teamgeist) and Swedish Armed Forces (Recruitment). I worked as Lead AD for both, which was pretty cool too!

adidas — Teamgeist
"Sporting giant adidas used a stylish online game inspire by the graphic novel genre to allow fans to explore the true value of the adidas jersey worn by the German national football team. Through Stockholmbased agency North Kingdom, the Teamgeist site placed captain Michael Ballack and star players in an augmented reality, interactive comic book. Visitors helped the team win back its identity after players became lost in ‘blank’ jerseys. The game was played 500,000 times in the first three weeks. Contagious 21."

Swedish Armed Forces — Recruitment
"In order to recruit exactly the right calibre of candidate amongst the country’s 18-25 year-olds, the Swedish Armed Forces used a dark, complex website that sent users through a series of psychological tests assessing intelligence and motor abilities. Direct mail provided personal feedback on the online tests, resulting in a response rate of 72.6%. The average dwell time was almost nine minutes and the site (www. mil.se) received record breaking figures during the campaign. Via DDB Stockholm, with North Kingdom, Skelleftea, Teenage Engineering and Stopp, Stockholm all contributing. See Contagious 20."

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September 9, 2008 - Comments Off on North Kingdom goes Tokyo

North Kingdom goes Tokyo

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We at North Kingdom where invited to the APTM4 conference in Tokyo recently (big thanks to Yosuke Kurita). Therefor David Eriksson and I went to Japan for a week. It was very inspiring meeting guys like Even Roth from Graffiti Research Lab, the cool guys at SemiTransparent Design, Abe-san & CO at Ogilvy Tokyo among others. We also visited the “Now Updating…” exhibition by Yugo Nakamura and Tha Ltd. Amazing stuff! I love Tokyo!

David and I where also interviewed by the Japanese magazine “Web Designers” as you can see on the other picture here above.

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September 6, 2008 - Comments Off on North Kingdom 5 yrs party in Stockholm

North Kingdom 5 yrs party in Stockholm

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Ofcourse we had a big party in Stockholm as well at our great office at Skeppsbron in Gamla Stan (The Old Town of Stockholm). It was a great evening where we offered our guests lot of drinks and meat from beer, reindeer and moose. The invitation site is made with my Designchapel font and an old illustration I felt matched perfectly.
(Photo by David Grehn)

More pictures to come...

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August 21, 2008 - Comments Off on North Kingdom goes Los Angeles (Siggraph 2008)

North Kingdom goes Los Angeles (Siggraph 2008)

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Mathias Lindgren and I went to Los Angeles and Siggraph 2008 (short for Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques) to check out the worlds leading computer graphics (CG) conference. As an Art Director I think it is very important to know what is going on out there, and Mathias, who are our 3D artist, to find new techniques and methods. Great inspiration when you need to find cutting edge solutions for different projects!

One of the best speakers was Tippet Studios who talked about how they did “Cloverfield”. We was amazed by their engagement and how they have used their creativity in the technical level. We also saw lot of great Behind-The-Scene speakers showing stuff from movies like ”The Mummy”, ”Indiana Jones, ”The Hulk”, ”Speed Racer”, ”Iron Man”, ”Narnia”, ”Wall-E”, The X-Files_ I Want to Belive” and ”The Golden Compass”.

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