North Sea Films
North Sea Films
North Sea Films
North Sea Films
North Sea Films
North Sea Films

North Sea Films

Oxide Design Co., Omaha, Nebraska, 2006


North Sea Films is a progressive and adventurous film-production company; their name was selected to capture the thrill of navigating the open seas. This stationery system is an extension of that concept, using a modern interpretation of documents from the glory days of world exploration. The inscription atop the letterhead encapsulates this idea best: “Not unlike the process of filmmaking, the North Sea is a constantly shifting and sometimes turbulent adventure. Those sailing its waters are wise in choosing a seasoned crew, setting a true course and trusting their instincts. But even then, successful passage is not ensured. North Sea Films is a veteran navigator of creative voyages, knowing how to master creative crosswinds of water and film alike. No vessel has ever been lost at the hands of their team. Never has a traveler felt the heavy weight of regret for engaging North Sea Films to helm their creative venture. (Sec. 117 of N.S.F. Act, 1894).”

Juror Notes

“Using calligraphy makes all the difference, personalizes it, makes it high quality.”

Collections: AIGA 365: 28 (2007)
Repository: Denver Art Museum
Discipline: Brand and identity systems design
Format: Brand and identity systems, Stationery


Design firm
Oxide Design Co.
Creative director
Drew Davies
Drew Davies, Joe Sparano
Automatic Printing
Printing method
Letterpress, rubber stamp
French Dur-O-Tone Butcher
Boton, Century Expanded, Wyld
North Sea Films