Get the Graphic Designer of the Year sweatshirt
As many of our regular readers may already know Kasper Stromman was recently awarded Graphic Designer of the Year. This is of course something not everyone can achieve as it takes extraordinary, godlike skills to achieve this. Skills that however come naturally for Kasper Stromman.
But if you can’t get the award, why not get the sweatshirt instead – now exclusively available through the Kasper Stromman Design Outlet?Sure, your friends (if you have any) might call you a liar and a fraud for wearing it, but that aside it’s a surefire, fun conversation starter!
Get the Graphic Designer of the Year sweatshirt here.
And do remember there’s still free shipping on everything in the Kasper Stromman Design Outlet today and tomorrow when you mention the code “FREELOVE”.
Designing Finland’s next export success
YLE news asked us here at the Kasper Stromman Design Blog to design Finland’s next great success export – out of Lego bricks. Watch the result here.
Italians do it better
Everyone knows the only country in the world as design savvy as Finland is of course Italy. That’s why we here at the Kasper Stromman Design Outlet want to let you express your love to the Boot Country with this “funky and fresh” t-shirt. Forza!
Get it here while stock lasts!
Made in HKI 1700–2012
Helsinki City Museum currently runs an exhibition at Hakasalmen huvila which focuses on stuff designed in Helsinki over the past 300 years. Visiting Hakasalmen huvila is always fun – it’s like goin to a mini-mansion in the middle of town.
Despite, in the current exhibition the curators have done a sterling job in finding old furniture for our viewing pleasure. These are some old chairs and a bed from 1986.
Interestingly enough only three years later in 1989 furniture had evolved into looking completely different. But such is the pace of style. Fast.
We heard the super curators had apparently just finished building the exhibition when the World Design Capital Foundation called and demanded their logo was made bigger. This wish was granted.
The Made in HKI exhibition also displays some great innovations of it’s time. Have you ever wished coffee could be on tap? That was already thought of in the 1950s.
Some innovations like this enamel bucket did not really catch on however, since it was virtually impossible to carry water in. You know what it should be called? The ‘FAIL bucket’. Ha ha.
The exhibition also features some cool lettering. This is what opticians charts used to look like in the days when people wore monocles.
But after 300 years of manufacturing, which object gets to represent the current height of design evolution at the exhibiton?
Why, the mighty CD tower. Of course.
Still looking for a beer sponsor!
A while ago we posted about how we here at the Kasper Stromman Design Blog are looking for a beer sponsor. However, we haven’t to date recieved a single offer for sponsorship, which is bewildering to say the least.
So, maybe our end of the deal wasn’t tempting enough? After all, we only made promises to drink the sponsorship beer and mention it occasionally, which is perhaps slightly less than a prospective sponsor would be looking for.
But how about we sweeten the deal? If you want to be our beer sponsor we will now in addition to talking about your beer also take pictures of your brew in front of architectural landmarks, such as the Finlandia Hall.
Our marketing team is waiting for your sponsorship applications at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please hurry.
Review: Design Cafe, Sturenkatu
As we here on the Kasper Stromman Design Blog are dedicated to all things design related, we were very happy to notice a self-proclaimed ”Design Cafe” had popped up around the corner!
Okay, so this one isn’t perhaps strictly a Design Cafe, since it also proclaims itself to be an “Internet Cafe”… but the word “design” is in larger type so that must clearly mean something.
Remember Internet cafes? Our younger readership might not, but basically a decade ago if you were abroad you’d go to a coffee shop with some PCs lined up and check your Hotmail account. Sometimes it would just be a hall full of PCs and a vending machine, but point is: they still exist and they’ve changed. Now a mini laptop will do the job.
So Internet access is available, but what about the “Design” part? The place didn’t look design-y in the traditional sense of the word, but there was a reccuring pink theme present, starting in the ceiling and ending in the logo.
There was also one other customer who looked depressed despite the fact that he was sitting on some kind of throne.
So maybe the design is in the food – cupcakes anoyone? Unfortunately not. But I guess cling filmed ham on rye counts as some kind of classic sandwich experience somewhere.
I was feeling continental, so I ordered a cafe latte which was fine. Tried to browse the magazine rack to find the latest Monocle, but had to settle for a Cosmopolitan from 2007.
Rating: The Internet Cafe / Design Cafe is definitely more “Internet” than “Design”, but there is a modernist building on the opposite side of Sturenkatu, so that might count towards something.
Internet services 8,5
Design services 4