KITES ARE FUN
WEDNESDAY 13.03:30 UTC
Calling all makers. We recently helped Innominds daughter company iSquare launch their latest product – the Kite phone. Kite is a new DIY smartphone kit you can build by yourself with nothing more that a screwdriver. If you happen to have a 3D printer at home, you can also print the casing yourself. Everything is opensource and compatible with current standards, in case you want to add more cameras, a keyboard, a microphone or anything else you could think of.
Kite is the lego version of a smartphone. For the launch of the 2.0 version, we created a Kickstarter video explaining all the advantages of Kite. Shortly after its Kickstarter debut, the DIY smartphone had become one of the the site’s featured projects within tech. Within a week people who wanted a to get their hands on the new high-tech toy had pledged almost $40,000. You can watch the full video here.
THE POWER OF DESIGN IN BUSINESS
TUESDAY 11.37:56 UTC
In just under an hour our Creative Director Camilla Frederiksen will be speaking at Webbdagarna Stockholm, “Sweden’s leading event and venue for everything digital and business oriented”. Camilla’s keynote is called The Power of Design in Business and is about the difference design can do for anyone who works with getting people engaged in a brand, a cause, a service or an idea. Hers is one of three sessions focussing on design and user experience, and Stereo is in great company with lots of international speakers who have previously appeared at TED, The Conference etc.
NORTH ATLANTIC CONTEMPORARY
MONDAY 12.05:43 UTC
We have been working closely with The North Atlantic House since moving to Christianshavn – strengthening their brand and straightening out the visual elements in both print and interiors. Their new brand descriptor North Atlantic Contemporary is meant to bring them closer to their core activity of exhibiting contemporary art, also in the eyes of their visitors. The beautiful house that also used to house Noma is not just meant for people with a connection to Iceland, Faroe Islands and Greenland – but everyone with an interest in unique art, film and music experiences closely tied to our history as interconnected people.
ROSKILDE UNIVERSITY CAMPAIGN
TUESDAY 16.15:28 UTC
How do you decide what to study? How do you know what’s right for you? The new recruitment campaign for Roskilde University suggests you start by asking yourself which agendas are the most urgent. What do you want to improve? The climate, cyber security, AI or migration? STEREO have developed a campaign exemplifies what you can actually do with an interdisciplinary university degree – highlighting some of the programmes that could be relevant for you. Roskilde University welcomes everyone interested in solving real-world problems. We think that’s a great and admirable role for a university to play.
THURSDAY 15.19:36 UTC
Next year Copenhagen will finally see the opening of their very own circle line, a project some of us have been involved with many times in the last 8 years. The metro has so far been limited to the two lines running east and west, but with the circle line it will be very simple to travel between all the main hubs of the city, leaving you with more time to find matching socks in the morning and perhaps start that evening yoga class once and for all.
1 ON 1 12
TUESDAY 09.10:07 UTC
We would like to invite our dear clients, colleagues and friends to celebrate the fact that STEREO is turning 1 on December 1st. And best of all, it’s a Friday. We would love for you to stop by after work for a glass of beer or wine, and see our new office in Christianshavn, Copenhagen. We moved in in September and we are still in love.
Turn up early to dig into the snacks and drinks and experience the Jazz Explorer Trio in an intimate live set. For those who cannot join until later, we will keep the party going until late, so don’t be shy. Dancing, BYOB and Christmas cheer are all encouraged. If you have trouble finding us, check here.
CAP & DESIGN LIVE
FRIDAY 11.15:30 UTC
Our Strategy Director will be speaking at the Cap & Design conference on Identity, in Stockholm on December 12th. This is the second time Camilla Frederiksen has been invited to speak and this year she will be joined by speakers from Trygg-Hansa and our friends at Swedish agency Söderhavet. Camilla’s talk is about “Getting emotional and why it’s good for business” – you can read more about the subject on the conference website. Early bird tickets are still available, have a look, it’s going to be an inspiring afternoon.
THURSDAY 09.51:29 UTC
A toast to our friends in Bengaluru. Primal – The Bar is opening this Saturday, November 4th. It’s now a full house in Koramangala – with The Smoke Co. serving great meats on the ground floor and a teeming bar a few steps above. Do yourself a favour, and drop by when in town. Congratulations Gautam Krishnankutty and Padmakumar Pillai. Thanks for letting us do branding work, naming and design for you. See you soon!
GREEN, BEAN AND KEEN
FRIDAY 12.17:38 UTC
10 THINGS THAT INSPIRE US
WEDNESDAY 06.34:15 UTC
Why do we do what we do? That is a question you need to ask yourself once in a while – so we did. In this series, all of us at STEREO will tell you about ten things that inspire us, help us get through the day or inform the way we work with branding. First up is creative director Krister Bladh.
GOING FOR GOA
THURSDAY 12.29:47 UTC
Education means a lot to the parents of Indian kids. While Indian public sector primary schools are notoriously understaffed, underfunded and underprioritized, the private educational sector is thriving. Take any magazine, any newspaper around admission times and they will be full of advertising for schools, colleges and universities. Our managing director Thomas Sehested is in Goa this week to talk and workshop on the importance of branding and the use of communication in an increasingly competitive world of learning.
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LIVE AND IN STEREO
THURSDAY 15.01:43 UTC
We are pleased to finally welcome you to the digital home of STEREO. The idea behind our website is to give you a glimpse into the way we work, illustrated by examples from some of our clients. Most of the showcased work has been done in the last 10 months, since starting the agency. As you can tell, we have been very busy. So let’s take a deep breath and look at where we came from and what we have achieved. Since last year, STEREO has grown and found a permanent home in the Christianshavn area of Copenhagen. We have established ourselves properly in India, with lots of new work coming in.
This section of our site will contain both traditional news on incoming and completed projects, but it will also work as a platform for us to share our views. Of which we have many, and on many different subjects. But we are looking forward to sharing some of our knowledge on branding and communication with you. Or perhaps what we are listening to or watching at the moment. We are also prolific writers, and Views will be our outlet.
We would like to take this moment to say thank you, to our clients, our interns and colleagues for taking us this far. This site has been developed by AAFF, check him out. All studio photography was done at From Studio with Olle Enqvist,
IT'S IN THE EXECUTION
TUESDAY 14.23:00 UTC
Don’t kill the messenger, they used to say. So why kill a logo? The new president of Denmark’s National History Museum, Rane Willerslev, is no fan of the logo designed by e-Types some years ago. STEREO’s managing director was involved with the project back then and answer’s the critique in an article for KForum. Find out what Thomas has to say in defence of the current visual identity of the museum – which is in fact a group of museums here.