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The assignment was to promote a commemorative exhibition about the Norwegian Constitution and one of its founding fathers, Christen Mölbach, «1814 – A Turning Point», which opened in Egersund, Norway on May 27, 2014. The exhibition tells the story about how The Norwegian Constitution came to be, and puts it into an international historic context. The main elements were: poster (50 x 70 cm), shop posters (70 x 100 cm), newspaper adverts and web adverts.
Translation:(Commemorative exhibition about the Norwegian Constitution and one of its Founding Fathers:)Dalane Folk Museum Presents: 1814 – A Turning PointAt Egersund Fayence Museum from May 27, 2014
The year 1814 is a fateful one in our history. The break with Denmark and the reluctant union with Sweden had an important component, the Constitution of 1814. This year it was abruptly ending the union with Denmark. From being a province in the Danish conglomerate of states, the victors after the Napoleonic Wars ruled that Norway would henceforth be a part of Sweden. The Swedes got Norway as a thank you for their role in ensuring the victory over Napoleon’s «Grande Armée», and as a band aid on the wound for the loss of Finland to Russia in 1808. This exhibition explains the important events and ideological currents that led up to 1814, and which resulted in the Constitution. How were the conditions in Norway and in Dalane (the district around Egersund) in this period? And who was it that met at Eidsvold in April 1814 and participated in the writing of the document that has formed such an important framework for the Norwegian society for the last 200 years? One of the representatives from the Stavanger County was a merchant from Egersund, Christen Mølbach. Who was this man who is honored with a reef on his grave on every 17th of May? This comprehensive exhibition provides you with some answers. Welcome!
In 2014 Norway celebrated the 200th anniversary of the country’s Constitution. The poster for the commemorative exhibition «1814 – A Turning Point» features an over 200 year old paper silhouette of the founding father Christen Mölbach from Egersund. The exact time when the silhouette was made is now known.
The design worked as intended, and it was well received.