TEDx + Elkemo

In its fourth year here in southern Norway TEDxArendal is bigger and even better with over 50 speakers, workshops and events across two days and three sessions. There are also two Buckminster Fuller-esque dome tents for the more cosmic among us. Designers, technologists, musicians, researchers, artists, scientists and other luminaries descend on Arendal Kulturhuset to inform, inspire and ignite the imagination.

As design partners, Elkemo has worked closely with organisers Céline Thommesen, Kåre Andersen, Arendal Kommune and the awesome team of volunteers to make the most of posters, brochures, advertisements, signage, imagery, t-shirts, bags, lanyards – anything to give TEDxArendal the wow! it deserves.

Pecha Kucha triptych

Elkemo having fun designing the latest 3 Pecha Kucha Arendal posters. Looking forward to the next set.

Elkemo to talk shop

Elkemo, along with Innoventi and Meyer Norschau Design will hold a breakfast talk this coming Tuesday 26 April about how 'Good Design = Good Business'. Elke Tunold will focus on wayfinding and the importance of moving people from A to B with the use of considered and integrated signage solutions. This informative event is organised by Arendal Næringsforening and Markedsforum Aust-Agder.

 Poster by Innoventi

Poster by Innoventi

Hot damn – it's Amsterdam!

Amsterdam is one of the world's truly great cities and the Netherlands is probably the most progressive country on earth. So this summer, Elkemo decided to descend on the lowlands for an unashamed design junket, starring: the Stedelijk, the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank's House, Droog, a Tulip Museum, a Cheese Museum, houseboats, brown pubs, beige cafés, cheese stalls and literally one thousand bike racks. During a 70km trek to the north of Het Ij – on collapsable city bikes – we also embraced the sheer horizontality of The Waterlands – Edam, Marken, Volendam, Broek in Waterland. We also got a tan. It was wonderful trip.

 Dayglo bike

Dayglo bike

 Industrial cheese...

Industrial cheese...

 Nightmarish teapot

Nightmarish teapot

 Obligatory postcard shot

Obligatory postcard shot

 Awesome Zeeburg

Awesome Zeeburg

 The Night's Watch (I couldn't find Jon Snow)

The Night's Watch (I couldn't find Jon Snow)

 Maybe I'll just have a water

Maybe I'll just have a water

 Drool (Droog) - want to buy everything in this shop!

Drool (Droog) - want to buy everything in this shop!

 Type, type, type...

Type, type, type...

 Love/hate the Stedelijk brand

Love/hate the Stedelijk brand

 Love the Rijksmuseum brand

Love the Rijksmuseum brand

 The Bat-mo-ped

The Bat-mo-ped