Apr 1–May 1, 2022

Smoothies, Museums and Airports

Stockholm Design Lab and the City
Exercisplan 4, Stockholm 11149 Map
Tue 10 am–8 pm, Wed–Thu 10 am–6 pm, Fri 10 am–8 pm, Sat–Sun 11 am–6 pm

Cities are complex. Graphic design is necessary in order to make them comprehensible and navigable. We experience it through signs, stickers, tags, apps, road signs, demo placards, and take-away cups.

This exhibition shows projects that have become part of many people’s everyday life, all created by Stockholm Design Lab – a design agency founded in 1998. Over the last two decades it has designed identities for, among others, Scandinavian Airlines, Åhléns department store, and Moderna Museet. Approaching graphic design as a common good, and with an accessible design idiom, Stockholm Design Lab has had a major impact on the appearance of public spaces in Sweden today. Through the identities it has created for some of the country’s best-known brands and institutions, the agency has made a unique mark on virtually every shopping street and town centre in Sweden.

Director: Kieran Long
Curator: Daniel Golling
Exhibition Producer: Halla Sigurdardóttir
Exhibition Design: Stockholm Design Lab
Graphic design: Research and Development