Gullblyanten(The Golden Pencil)—the Norwegian ad-grammy by and for the ad industry—recently went down in Oslo, and with it a brand new grimy looking visual profile.
The animated profile depicts a monstrous yet playful universe which in addition to function as introductions to the whole spectacle as well as the 19 different awards categories, tell stories of the different obstacles one tends to face in the creative process—from idea to final product.
"It’s easier to be destructive than creative», the creative team from SMFB recently stated to Kreativt Forum, «The ideas that reaches all the way to the podium this March have been through a lot, they should’ve died long ago, really, but at Gullblyanten 2017 it’s those very ideas that survives everything that we honour. They deserve all our respect and reverence.»
To our non-Norwegian readers; the voicing are unfortunately in Norwegian, but the hand drawn and frame-by-frame animations are still hella awesome. Check it out.
Illustrator Andreas Samuelsson finds his voice by peeling away everything unnecessary down to its essentials. The result is bright and distinct—a trait that was quickly recognised by several stakeholders within the world of visual expressions.