We are Bleed — a multi-disciplinary design consultancy based in Oslo Norway and Vienna Austria. We create identity and experience through concept development, art direction, graphic design and service design. Representing a mix of cultures and disciplines to challenge today’s conventions around art, visual language, interaction, media and identity.

Bleed Oslo
Nedregate 5, 0553 Oslo, Norway
+47 993 06 000 / bleed@bleed.com

Bleed Vienna
Lerchenfelderstraße 74/2/7, 1080 Vienna, Austria
+43 650 6000 901 / bleed@bleed.com

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Bleed awarded the title of European Design Leader! November 7th, 2012

We are proud to announce that we are one of very few studios being awarded the title of European Design Leader. In company with Studio Dumbar, Pentagram, Meta Design and Stocholm Design Lab it is a great honor.

The European Design Leaders is an exclusive/élite club. Its purpose is to provide a valid and comprehensive index of the most creative studios and agencies of the continent. Defining who qualifies to become a member is based on a process as objective as possible.

How are the true European Design Leaders identified?
To define who is eligible for membership (ie who is a true leader in the communication design sector) we have constructed a careful methodology. Earlier this year, we interviewed a representative selection of design professionals and asked them to rate various international design award schemes. Based on their answers we were able to single out the top 5 communication design award programmes available. These are (in alphabetical order) D&AD, the Design Lions, the European Design Awards, iF communication design award and the Red Dot Awards: communication design. The next step was to scan all the results from these competitions for the last five years. And our task was done: All creative studios and agencies that have managed to win distinctions in three out of the last five years, are automatically entitled to apply for membership at the European Design Leaders club.

We believe that in this way we are providing a simple, straightforward, fair and objective criterion that recognises those studios and agencies that are consistently producing design of the highest level. Keeping in mind that every time we will be scanning and taking under consideration the last five years, it is clear that we are keeping the EDL list up to date and include those firms that are on the forefront of creativity at any given time.

European Design Leaders™ is rather self-explanatory. It is the one-of-a-kind professional club of Europe’s leading communication design studios and agencies. Membership is closed and by merit only. Our mission is to recognise, bring together, showcase and, above all, promote our continent’s most creative firms to the global market.

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One Gold and six nominations at Visuelt! May 8th, 2012

We are very proud to get nominations for Comoyo identity, Aker Brygge identity, Comoyo films, Hokus Fokus web, Comoyo Film & TV, Aker Brygge custom type and Gold for Helen & Hard at Visuelt 2012!

See all the winners here (and we even made this brilliant site;))

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Merket For God Design for Comoyo April 19th, 2012

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We are very happy to have received the Merket For God Design Award from the Norwegian Design Council, for the Comoyo film and TV service.

The jury says (sorry Norwegian):
Juryen beskriver funksjonaliteten som enkel og behagelig. Trailerkontrollene er lekre, og delingen mellommørkt kino-område og den lysere oversiktsdelen av løsningen er et designgrep som understreker skifte av modus. Uansett hvor du er, gis det mulighet for forhåndsvisninger og lenker til andre filmer etter ønskede søkekriterier. Hele nettstedet virker verdiorientert og har med dét satt brukerens opplevelser i sentrum på en svært god måte.

 

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Gold at European Design Awards May 16th, 2011

We are very proud to announce that we won Gold for Myspace in the category Corporate illustrations at the  European Design Awards 2011. This has been a very good year for us so far, and we are humbled to receive so much appreciation for our work!

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Awards awards awards / Visuelt 2011 May 10th, 2011

Bleed received no less than 9 honors at Visuelt 2011. We are very proud! In addition to the “regular”  awards, one of our favorite clients The National Theater in Oslo, received the award for excellent use of design (Næringslivsprisen). We are happy to have such openminded creative clients to work with!

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Awarded at European Design Awards, Gullblyanten and Visuelt June 2nd, 2010

Bleed.no was awarded silver at Visuelt 2010 and bronze in the European Design Awards. We also got an nomination for the National Theater identity and our own redesign!

All in all a good year, with 5 different awards, but miles away from our record last year with 16 awards national and international. We are happy:)

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Rewarded in Taiwan! December 1st, 2009

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Bleed got recognition at the Taiwan International Graphic Design Award 2009 for the poster “Follow your inner moonlight, don´t hide the madness”, which we made for our own exhibition last november!

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Snøhetta among top 10 websites in architecture September 12th, 2009

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According to Archdaily.com, Snøhetta was recently voted among the top 10 websites of architecture offices.
We are very proud and happy, check out www.snoarc.no!

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Success at EDAwards 2009 May 19th, 2009

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Bleed received 1 gold and 4 bronze prizes at the European design award 2009! Gold was awarded for our work with BeyondRisør in the category Brand Implementation and bronze was awarded for our Damien Hirst poster, Bleed exhibition, BeyondRisør poster and Snøhetta website.

“To win awards for 5 of 9 submissions is quite rare. Well done!” Jonas Uddman, ED awards 2009

“BeyondRisør congratulates Bleed on winning gold at the European Design Awards! Bleed´s exceptional work has contributed to the breakthrough of BeyondRisør in Norway. The positive attention Bleed is now receiving will help build the BeyondRisør brand internationally and the fact that our graphic design has received international recognition will also make us more visible in Norway.” Johan Verde, Industrial Designer and AD for BeyondRisør

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8 awards at visuelt09! May 11th, 2009

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Last friday Bleed won two golds, two silver and four diplomas at Visuelt, norways largest competition for graphic design. We’re all very proud! It´s rewarding to be appreciated for our wide range of work. Gold for the Snøhetta website and for our own exhibition “Follow Your Inner Moonlight, Don’t Hide the Madness”. Silver for the ALU catalogue and for the Minna Hannila website. Diplomas for The National Theatre newspaper , the Damien Hirst exhibition posters, Beyond Risør identity and for the Pepsi Max Fan Guide.

Here’s the jury comment on Snøhetta: “A masterpiece in craftsmanship, where the solution is intuitive, relevant and elegant. It’s all perfect. A clear winner!”

And the jury on Follow Your Inner Moonlight: “A brilliant example on a inspiring self-promotional project and an attitude that on it’s own is enough for gold – and the execution is strong. This project should be inspiring for the whole industry, and we urge everyone else to do something like it.”

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