Gjensidige is the largest insurance company in Norway, and also the most venerable. To celebrate the 200 years of existence, Gjensidige had sought to commission a TV commercial, which referenced Norwegian fairy-tales and resembled a typical stop-frame children’s animation of the 1960’s-1970’s.

The work was to be undertaken for the Norwegian Visual FX studio, Storm Studios. I was called on by them to undertake a concept of an airport for flying Viking ships. The airport terminal would was to be in the Norwegian Trehus and Dragestil (Dragon-style) of architecture – a National Romantic style popular in Norway in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and that referenced Norwegian medieval and Viking art and architecture.

Thumbnails also shown. Thumbnail 3 was ultimately selected with the terminal building based on that in thumbnail 1.

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