trips 05/19/2008

Earlier, we had planned to take trips to:

1) IKEA and

2) The Nordic Heritage Museum

First of all, I would like to ask if there is still interest in making these trips before the end of the year.  If not, do we want to do any of this in the summer or wait until next year?

On the calendar, I have moved the IKEA trip to a Saturday afternoon.  Is anyone opposed to this?  Is it maybe a better idea to replace one of our fika meetings with an IKEA outing?  The most important thing here is that we need someone with a car.  Let me know how you feel about this.  And if you have a car and will be going, please respond to this post with when you can go and how many people you can fit in your car/van/truck/boat/airplane.

For the Nordic Heritage Museum visit, we need to keep in mind that they close at 4pm.  Shall we do this on a weekday or on a weekend?  Do we want to do this before the end of the quarter?  I have arbitrarily placed this event on the calendar, so let me know if there are any strong opinions here.  

If you don't regularly attend meetings, but would really like to go with us to these places, your vote counts too so don't be afraid to pipe in, especially if you have a car.  This is a great way to get to know the people in the club.


For your viewing pleasure, here is the Swedish Chef design on a blue background.


Here is a blue version of the "Gå till Sverige" design... with the addition of the very important: Gotland!


Hej alla! I would like to take this time and space to introduce you all to our designer, and my good friend, Lily.  She a design major here at UW and is the one that has been creating all of these great designs! If you have any direct questions for her, please post them here.  

Thank you, Lily for all of your hard work!

Our Logo 04/27/2008

Well, if it doesn't violate any rules... this is what I hammered out with our designer as a logo for our club.


Hej alla!  I thought you all might be interested in seeing a sweatshirt design I had in mind.


Here's a shirt to represent the language mistake we've all made at least once with Swedish. 

Walking to Sweden...

Pretty self explanatory.  Let me know what you think.


This is the one you've been waiting for!!!  Yes, I'm serious.  A Swedish t-shirt design involving the Swedish Chef. 

Someone is going to have to check my spelling and grammar on this, but the sentance on the front is:
"Oj, hörde du det, du," which i think means
"Oj, did you hear that, you?"

I chose this sentance because if you say all the words together without pauses in Swedish-Chef's tone, it totally sounds like something he might say.  (it would be more like... heuurdee doodi doo...)

On the back, it says:
"Nej..." "bork, bork, bork" which means:
"No..." "bork, bork, bork"


Here is the ever-popular design #2 in t-shirt form.  Notice the Svenska Klubben emblem on the shoulder.  (A close up of just the emblem will be posted soon!) 

Let me know what you think!

Design FAQ 04/23/2008

There seems to be a little confusion happening on the design work.  Let me clarify what is happening...

Q: t-shirts? sweatshirts? pique shirts? mugs? golf balls? my mom's oven mitt?

A: This is sort of irrelevant right now.  I currently have a designer working on some designs and I hope to end up with at least one t-shirt, one sweatshirt, and one polo shirt design.  (Doesn't mean everyone has to buy all three).  Our designer is one of my close friends and we're working hard to get you some great designs!  We are designing sensitively to our design surface, of course.  In other words, we realize some things work better for t-shirts than for pique shirt, for example. 

Q: "Swedish Club" vs. "Swedish Club at the University of Washington" vs. "Svenska Klubben" vs. "Svenska Klubben på UW" vs. No label, etc...

: This depends on the kind of shirt, but right now I have my designer working on a general logo design that looks sort of like this:

[TTT]Svenska Klubben[TTT]

(The "TTT" represents the tree/thor symbol found on design #2). 

Are there more designs? When will they be available?

A: Yes, there are more designs... Please be patient, they are coming soon!  Once most of our designs our collected and finalized, I will find some way to put up a poll and we will vote!  In the mean time, you should send me your member bios! [insert finger wag here]

If you have any other burning questions, feel free to post a comment to this post and I'll try to address it, but please... give it some time.  I feel like I'm working my designer to death right now. 
(I just gave her another 3-4 designs to work on.)