In response to a surge in international momentum, eyewear brand Flatlist asked us to produce new assets to showcase their universe and its larger-than-life characters. The assets were applied across various digital channels and print formats, like look books and postcards.
CPH:DOX is one of the biggest documentary film festivals in the world. We designed their new website — based on a modular system — to help them redefine their communication before, during, and after their annual festival. Moreover, we ensured that their yearly campaigns could easily fit into the design.Link
Depanneur is a design-driven convenience store, bagel bakery, and beverage label which started as a Barkas side project, and has now developed into an independent business. In 2020 we shaped the Depanneur retail concept 2.0 which includes a bakery, convenience store, cafe, and wine room.Link
Teakop is a contemporary tea brand rooted in tea tradition and well-being practices. We defined their strategic positioning, brand narrative, name, tone of voice, and visual identity. Inspired by minimalist contemporary art, the visual identity aims to express each tea's emotional and functional benefits.
In 2020, SPACE10 hosted a remote residency that explored mental well-being from the confines of the home. By capturing the five residents — respectively from Lagos, Mumbai, London, Istanbul, and Amsterdam — we produced a short documentary and a series of stories for social media.
Bitterschön is a 100% natural, non-alcoholic soft drink and an antidote to the sugary beverages which dominate the soda industry. Starting from the ground up, we shaped the Bitterschön brand identity — including naming, package design and market positioning.
CPH:DOX is a film festival known for pushing the boundaries of storytelling. For their 2020 theme, “Activist Movements”, we helped them develop a bold visual identity. Inspired by punchy language and culture from activist movements, the identity celebrates courage and radical change.
Flatlist is a quality eyewear brand focusing on solid silhouettes with character. We helped create a visual and verbal universe that oozes effortless confidence rooted in the founders’ personalities.
Together with IKEA, we developed the “Make Room for Life” concept and strategy — a platform for range and communication development rooted in human needs and insights. The strategy served as a successful internal catalyst at IKEA as well as a creative driver for future living room collections.
IKEA Place is an augmented reality app that lets people virtually place true-to-scale, 3D models of furniture in their homes. In 2019, Barkas led a full redesign of the app — spearheading improvements like new UX and UI features. IKEA Place consistently ranks as one of the top augmented reality apps available.
Mercedez-Benz wanted to reach younger people living in bigger cities. To help them, we created the “City Escapes” campaign concept alongside Good News. It transforms the test drive into an emotionally essential experience that highlights the freedom of the open road.Link
Postevand is on a mission to protect Denmark's groundwater and create eco-friendly alternatives to bottled water. To promote their mission, Postevand collaborated with Danish musician and activist MØ. We provided the campaign’s no-nonsense art direction, graphic design and messaging, as well as project management.Link
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday life for people and planet. Since SPACE10's inception, we've helped them shape, articulate and express their visual identity across a wide range of applications.
Trustpilot is the world's most powerful review platform, and a company on a mission to be a universal symbol of trust. We helped optimise their internal design flows and define a transparent new visual direction for many of their touchpoints.
IKEA Clean Energy Services aims to make clean energy available to anyone, anywhere, anytime. We helped create the mission statement and narrative to serve as guiding stars for this timely new business area. Our work culminated in a launch film outlining IKEA's clean energy journey.Link
Bee Home is a collaboration between research and design lab SPACE10, industrial designer Tanita Klein and digital agency Bakken & Bæck. The project allows people to design, customise and download their own Bee Homes to support our planet's essential pollinators from their backyards. We defined the overarching communication approach and created the communication assets for all digital touchpoints.Link
Postevand is on a mission to protect Denmark’s groundwater and create eco-friendly alternatives to bottled water. We created a new iteration of their website — guiding the project from the earliest stages all the way to the redesign and new visuals, content and copy.Link
Denmark’s National Museum is home to millions of artefacts you can explore in person or online. In 2020, they asked us to help devise a dynamic user experience for visitors to the museum's website. The new website and UX are currently under development.
Postevand is on a mission to protect Denmark’s groundwater and create eco-friendly alternatives to bottled water. We helped sharpen their visual identity and packaging to emphasise their roots as a passionate, mission-driven brand.
Unridden is a Scandinavian fashion brand founded by designer Asger Juel Larsen. We created the brand's identity — emphasising Unridden’s passion for cold water sports to cement a unique position in the fashion industry.
Rains is a contemporary rainwear lifestyle brand creating waterproof designs for the global citizen. They asked us to come up with the concept and execution for a creative workshop called "RAINS EDIT".
Made in collaboration with Audi, Anekdote is a podcast by the Royal Danish Theatre that takes listeners behind the scenes. We helped develop the concept and strategy for Anekdote, as well as the podcast’s format and brand identity.
We were tasked with creating the communication concept for IKEA's collaboration with renowned design firm HAY. The result was an abstract film emphasising fluid shapes and whimsical movement, created in partnership with motion studio Kühl & Han.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday for people and planet. In 2017, they asked us to help create a visual identity for their lecture series. The result is a collaboration between Barkas and photographer Jason Idris.
Alongside Good News, Barkas helped create Prxjects — a creative laboratory sponsored by Mercedes-Benz that makes room for artists to play. We were part of the entire development process: from naming to concept, strategy, brand identity and ongoing communications.
Rains is a contemporary rainwear lifestyle brand creating waterproof designs for the global citizen. They asked us to create a value-driven activation for one of Europe's biggest music festivals, Roskilde Festival. The result was an artist village that provided a dry, safe haven for musicians.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday for people and plant. For their project Röst — a location-responsive, personal audio guide — we worked with SPACE10 to refine the concept, interface, film script, exhibition design and general communication.Link
Alongside the Royal Danish Theatre's team, we shaped a playbook outlining new guidelines for strategic partnerships. The playbook explains how the Theatre can collaborate with commercial brands while maintaining their integrity as a beloved cultural institution.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday for people and planet. As part of our ongoing creative partnership, we created visuals for SPACE10’s pop-up at London Design Week in 2017. Visuals by Sixnfive.
In 2018, we co-developed the Embed Space project for Nordic Choice Hotels — one of Scandinavia's largest hotel companies. In close collaboration with Jonas Johannson, we used this project to imagine the hotel of the future. It allows hotel guests to fully customise their stays through digital content like immersive photo and video projections.
Phlake is one of Denmark’s most celebrated R&B groups. In close collaboration with the duo, we designed the cover art for their 2017 album, "Weird Invitations”.
Rains is a contemporary rainwear lifestyle brand creating waterproof designs for the global citizen. They asked us to create and art direct the store campaigns for their new retail locations in high-end Copenhagen and Paris neighbourhoods.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday for people and planet. We helped SPACE10 conceptualise, art direct, write and design the Future Food Today cookbook — published by FRAME.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday for people and planet. We created the concept design and assets for SPACE10's Urban Village Project — an exhibition reimagining the homes, neighbourhoods and cities of the future.
For over 40 years, BF12 has manufactured quality wood products — including furniture, doors, veneers and custom construction materials. We helped refine and share their brand story, as well as shape a visual identity to support their mission.
LendMe is Denmark's biggest loan comparison platform. We helped reposition LendMe from a purely functional online service to a brand with a clear tone of voice and trustworthy visual identity.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday for people and planet. As part of our ongoing partnership, we helped SPACE10 visualise a custom shelving concept based on IKEA's iconic IVAR system.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday for people and planet. In 2019, SPACE10 set up a temporary pop-up in New Delhi, India. We redesigned their logo in Hindi for the new venture.
Postevand is on a mission to protect Denmark’s groundwater and create eco-friendly alternatives to bottled water. We co-developed the Postevand App, which maps free tap water locations across Denmark. Alongside designing the app’s UX, we helped direct the project concept, design and production from start to finish.
DeliDrop is a B2B platform that lets restaurants, bars and cafés find and buy premium, local foods. Together with DeliDrop's founders, we helped establish their unique position in the marketplace and create a straightforward visual identity.
Funded by IKEA, SPACE10 is a non-profit research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday for people and planet. For the Biofold Project — a collaboration between SPACE10 and Moscow's Strelka Institute — we created the communication strategy and content for all digital touchpoints.