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Olismo – a fresh design for a wellness company

Olismo Hälsa - web design for a wellness and personal health companyCustomer: Olismo Hälsa & Inspiration

Business: Wellness and personal health.

Platform: WordPress

Where: Mariestad, Sweden

From: 2011

URL: www.olismohalsa.se

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Olismo

Olismo logotype - a wellness and personal health companyClient: Olismo Hälsa & Inspiration

Business: Wellness and personal health

Project: Corporate identity, website design and social media consultation.

Where: Göteborg, Sweden

From: 2011

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Delia Gothic – a preview of a new typeface

The capital 'A' of Delia Gothic, my new typeface.The lower case 'a' of Delia Gothic, my new typeface.Yesterday I started the design work on my new typeface I have been thinking of for a long time. I always wanted to design a gothic with a modern twist, and here is the first of many previews along the …

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Good graphic design matter

As a graphic designer, this point of view is of course thoroughly biased, as the profession itself builds upon it. But aside from the argumentative side to it, most people don’t need much time to come up with one or …

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Why avoid trends in design and communication?

Why should we avoid trends in design and communication? There are many reasons to not follow trends, but there can be reasons to actually dig deep into them. Let me explore that thought.

But before I begin, to be answer that question, you should probably ask ‘Why are there trends in design and communication?’ and even more important ‘What is a trend?’. Continue reading

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CSS – when at it’s greatest

Recently Ivan Vanderbyl made a great CSS progress bar I felt like sharing. It is completely built on CSS 3 capabilties and very lightweight. As Ivan says:

This is best viewed in a Webkit based browser, Chrome is good, also

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Core Values

Just google ‘core values’, and you’ll get heaps of scientific reports on the subject. I won’t go down that way. Instead I’m going to focus on what core values mean to the designer and why they are critical to the design process.

My take on core values

I always emphasize the importance of core values to my clients. Sometimes they understand what I mean and hand over a 45-page marketing plan, sometimes they shrug and laugh in my face. In general I prefer a client somewhere in between – you don’t have to have a degree in marketing analysis – but it’s nice to have an open mind. Continue reading

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