Friday, November 25, 2016

New swan for the Nordic Council

The Nordic Council is an organisation set up in 1952 to promote co-operation between the Nordic countries. The organisation's symbol has long been a swan in a blue circle and at the end of October they introduced a new version of this symbol. The new swan is designed by Danish designer Bo Linnemann of Kontrapunkt.

The new swan is more legible and digitally appropriate than its predecessor. The primary versions of the logo are coloured blue, but they can also take on any of the five colours used in the Nordic flags when variations is required. The typeface used is Mark Pro.

Previous logo.

The original mark was designed by Finnish designer Kyösti Varis in 1984, the wordmark is a later addition from 2004 created by Due Design AS.

The full design manual can be viewed here.

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