‘The other’ sporting event this summer is the European Football Championships and with that in mind we have once again collaborated with Studio Blackburn to create a set of Limited Edition Wallcharts. This time around there is also an App to keep up to date with the tournament which is now available to download on iTunes The Studio Blackburn Euro 2012 . The App has been developed and programmed by digital agency Bravo6, they are based in the South West and specialise in delivering digital solutions for brands across a broad spectrum of sectors.
The design of both the wallchart and App was conceived to be minimalist, striking and beautiful. The original idea for the range of wallcharts came from Paul being on a print run in Rotterdam during the 1998 World Cup, he noticed how much better the design of the Dutch tournament wallcharts were than the traditional ones delivered by British newspapers, so he decided to design his own. Paul Blackburn said “It’s nice to keep up the tradition of designing these wallcharts, which I’ve done with Nirvana CPH every two years for the last ten years. Particularly pleasing this time around has been the way we’ve developed a simple typographic layout and let Nirvana take the lead on suggesting the material, foiling and finishing. The break with tradition is that it’s our first foray into creating an App and it’ll be interesting to see if a simple unadorned graphic approach translates well to that particular medium. Maybe another break with tradition will be that England progress past the semi-finals…”
As the event is being slightly over shadowed by the Olympics it has been designed with subtle typography to provide an understated feel. This year the chart has been produced with gloss black foil, silver foil and blind de-bossing onto Robert Horne’s Taffeta & Chromolux stock.
The Limited Edition Wallchart series began in 2002, due to success we have continued to add to the series every two years. Here are a selection of our previous wallcharts.
Hopefully the championship will be vintage and this 6th Nirvanacph/Blackburn edition with an online app will be playful for years to come!
A huge thanks goes out to our very own Jenny, who has had a very valuable input throughout the process of this chart. If you would like to receive a copy of our latest limited edition wallchart then please email: Jenny@nirvanacph.com
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