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Faithful and true until Dovre fallsIn early 1814, 112 delegates met at Eidsvoll to draw up a constitution, declare Norway an independent nation and elect a King. This prompted debate and argument. On their final day together one of the assemblymen, Fabricius, proposed that they should put their differences behind them. Over six weeks of intense negotiations and frequent clashes an agreement was reached and on the 16th May the wording of the constitution was ratified. This was signed on the 17th, a day when the men of Eidsvoll shook hands and swore to be faithful and true until Dovre falls. The outcome of their deliberations was considered to be one of the most democratic constitutions of its time in the world, an occasion now celebrated as the National Day throughout Norway.
Our work for Eidsvoll 1814, which is sold exclusively in the museum shop, features three distinctive, hand crafted lettering styles, inspired by three periods from 1814 to the present day. The letterforms draw their inspiration from the 'Chain of brotherhood' and are linked/braided together and proudly paired with our national colour palette.The product range contains a variety of gifts, such as a silver 17th May needle brooch, a handmade authentic liqueur glass, glass vase, porcelain candleholder, notebooks and candy.
The result is a classic take, with a modern expression, that clarifies and actualizes the momentous actions that made it possible for Norway to celebrate 200 years of Independence in 2014.