The Skansen Museum Shop identity
Skansen in Stockholm, Sweden, was created in 1891 as the world’s first open air museum, where visitors can experience living history, with guides in historic costumes using authentic household tools in authentic old buildings in natural surroundings. The museum shop sells traditional Swedish handicraft, delicacies and food items, books, CDs and souvenirs as well as building restoration supplies for historic houses. While studying graphic design, Jens Magnusson of Jens Magnusson Design worked part-time as a sales clerk at the museum. For his MFA project at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, he developed a new graphic identity for the museum shop inspired by Swedish traditional costumes, handicraft, folklore and 18th century woodcuts. The museum subsequently bought the whole program. Since its launch he’s continued to add seasonal material and product designs to the well-received concept.
Jens Magnusson, art director/designer.