In 1814, 112 men met at Eidsvoll to declare Norway independent, write the constitution for the Kingdom of Norway and elect a king. The six weeks during which the Constituent Assembly was gathered was an intense period of negotiations with frequent clashes between the delegates. The outcome of their deliberations was one of the most democratic constitutions of its time in the world. On their last day together the Eidsvoll men all shook hands and swore to be «faithful and true until Dovre falls». The constitution was ratified on the 16th May and signed on the 17th, which is now celebrated as Norway's National Day.
Eidsvoll 1814 chose Strømme Throndsen to develop the brand identity with the 200 year old oath at its core. The oath has been hand lettered and applied to more than 30 different products which are sold in the museum shop. We have created three distinctive, hand lettered styles of the oath, «Enig og tro til Dovre faller», to allow for variation and flexibility in it's application to the 200 year period that it covers.
See the project here.