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Grandpeople updates show Norwegian design studio still smashing it

Posted by Rob Alderson,

There’s a famous clip of Norwegian TV presenter Bjorge Lillelien chastising the English after his country saw off England in a football world Cup qualifier. “Lord Nelson! Lord Beaverbrook! Sir Winston Churchill! Sir Anthony Eden! Clement Attlee! Henry Cooper! Lady Diana! Maggie Thatcher – can you hear me, Maggie Thatcher? Your boys took one hell of a beating! Your boys took one hell of a beating!” Its curious mix of political grandees, a princess and a boxer combine to see it regularly voted the best bit of commentary of all time and ever since I have had a grudging admiration for Norway and Norwegians.

Until now it has just been Bjorge Lillelien who I can hang my Norway-loving hat on, but now I can add the fine people at Grandpeople who have been producing consistently excellent graphic design, photography, illustration and creative direction for years now and their prodigious output shows no sign of slowing down. A host of new work added to their website this week includes many of their trademarks – strikingly simple visuals, fantastic use of texture and a bombastic talent for colour.

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    Grandpeople: Pollen

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    Grandpeople: Pollen

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    Grandpeople: Notebook

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    Grandpeople: Notebook

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    Grandpeople: Notebook

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    Grandpeople: Notebook

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    Grand People: Perfect Sounds Forever

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    Grand People: Perfect Sounds Forever

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    Grand People: Perfect Sounds Forever

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    Grand People: Perfect Sounds Forever

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    Grandpeople: Essensen

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    Grandpeople: Essensen

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.

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