Nasjonalmuseet – The National Museum

Type of work: Identity

Type of client: Arts & Culture

The National Museum for Art, Architecture and Design houses Norway's most extensive collection of historical and modern art, design, handcrafts and architecture.

The new museum building opens in Oslo in 2021. It will house a permanent collection of more than 5.000 art, architecture and design objects in over 13.000 square meters.

Typeface design by Displaay Type Foundry and Metric

Bespoke typefaces are vital part of the brand identity, as they lend a unique and unmistakable voice to our message. For the purpose of this project two typefaces were designed exclusively for Nasjonalmuseet. The characters for both type families are inspired by works in the museum's collection.

Museet Sans is a monolinear sans-serif, grotesque font family, while Museet Serif is a serif text font family with a renaissance, old style look.

Architect: Kleihues + Schuwerk
Exhibition design: Guicciardini & Magni
Interior design: Kaels, and Cadi
Identity design: Metric
Typeface design: Displaay and Metric
Signage and Wayfinding: Endpoint and Metric