Turn up the volume, and fasten your seat belt!
«Oslo – A Nike typeface» is an abstract audio-visual journey through a race from start to finish. «Oslo» is a typeface designed by Hans Christian Øren from Oh Yeah Studio, which is used in the Nike Brand store in Oslo. We were given free reign to give the design motion.
By letting the film unfold over a race from start to finish we are following someone who is giving it all to win. We get to see an outer struggle to achieve the highest possible intensity, energy and speed.At the same time we are dragged into an inner battle to maintain concentration, focus and serenity.
The race isn't happening on an ordinary track, but is occurring through lines and elements being traced up, that in the end creates the word "OSLO". With abstract animation and kick-ass sound design we get to see a presentation of the font Oslo, and also take a deep dive at the design elements that constructs it.
As a small homage to Karsten Warholm's victory at the 400m hurdles in the 2017 World Championship, we set the final countdown to his winning time, which was 00:48:35. This made him the first male Norwegian athlete to win a running event at a world championship.
Sketches and images from the process: