iF award for oha communication

Corporate Design of the agency for international PR wins iF communication design award

Hannover / Stuttgart (Germany), June 30, 2010 – The jury of the International Forum Design (iF) has awarded the design of oha communication’s corporate communication. Under the direction of Marc Engenhart‘s design bureau and the PR team around Oliver Hahr, the brand „oha“ was formed and staged in many different ways. The iF communication design award is among the most important international design awards. The 30 best of the contest, the iF gold award winners, will be announced at the prize giving ceremony on September 3, 2010 in Munich.

1,697 contributions have been submitted to the International Forum Design in 2010 – a Herculean task for the 17 members of the jury. “Works of outstanding craftsmanship, eschewing tame design; playful approaches, avoiding childishness“, the statement of the jury reads, have been awarded with the coveted iF label on May 25. 480 entries from 26 countries won an iF communication design award. Among these: the Corporate Design of the consultancy and agency for international Public Relations oha communication in Stuttgart.

„oha – that expresses astonishment and comprehension at the same time“, says Marc Engenhart, who developed the communication design. „To create this moment of listening up is an imperative and has to be phrased in many different ways with texts, pictures and corporate design. After all, a message has to come out on top in the daily information floods. To build a clear and internationally comprehensible visual language for oha communication – that’s what we managed to create here.”

„The logo’s form symbolizes communication. At the same time it shows the company’s name “oha” in a visually abstracted way: unfussy, precise and straight-line”, explains Oliver Hahr, founder of oha communication. „In designing our corporate communication, we deliberately strike a new path that often requires courage. Only with functional and at the same time surprising ideas it is possible to attract attention. That’s the principle we act up to also when working for our clients.”

As an agency for PR, oha communication focuses on distinctive corporate communication to raise attention among journalists and customers – internationally working companies in the fields of design, technology and healthcare. To this end, press releases, letter paper, postcards, business cards and image flyers were designed together with Marc Engenhart. Website, Facebook, Flickr and Twitter profiles followed. Even Christmas cookies have already been baked in the form of the logo.

Marc Engenhart designed the logo of the consultancy and agency for international Public Relations.
Source: Engenhart/oha communication.

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The image flyer for oha communication catches the eye. Source: Engenhart/oha communication.

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Postcards for corporate communication.
Source: Engenhart/oha communication.

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The iF design awards have been a reliable indicator of outstanding quality in design since their introduction in the year 1953. Awarded by international experts, the iF label is trusted the world over and denotes proven design quality. Companies and design studios use it as a visible symbol in their communication. For potential clients, the iF logo is a guideline for finding the best products and creative services within the marketplace. Participating in the iF design awards demonstrates the will to innovate and the courage to compare oneself to others in competition. Six independent and equally important design awards form the basis for the range of services provided by iF.

For more information about the iF award, visit www.ifdesign.de.

Engenhart Stuttgart * Berlin develops concepts and design solutions in all areas of visual and verbal communication. The services include consulting and realization of projects for companies, personalities, arts and culture. The core competencies include the attending of clients in corporate design processes as well as the implementation in digital and classic media. Thereby lasting comprehensibility and value-adding positioning is intended by offering highest visual and textual quality. The bureau that received multiple international awards was established in 2004 by graphic designer Marc Engenhart in Stuttgart.

For more information about Engenhart Stuttgart * Berlin, visit www.engenhart.com.

oha communication is a consultancy and agency for international public relations. The team supports companies in attracting the attention of selected target groups, in particular in the fields of design, technology and healthcare. The services include profile development, strategic and country-specific PR advisory as well as the coordination and implementation of PR activities. oha communication was founded in 2007 by Oliver Frederik Hahr and is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.
For more information about oha communication, visit www.oha-communication.com.