Playing above the game

What we did:
  • 01 Visual identity
  • 02 Design
  • 03 Communication
  • 04 Strategy
  • Entertainment & leisure
  • Media & culture
  • Citizenship
Rosenborg Football Club Jersey 2024


Rosenborg, an icon within Norwegian football, was looking to set out a clear direction for the future. Nonspace had the privilege of working with the club to define what Rosenborg is, what it shall become, and how it should look, feel, and be experienced.

Honouring the club's rich past whilst ensuring the brand is ahead and relevant for the next generation, we've created a strong identity, an exciting visual world, a long-term graphic system and developed strategies and communications that will live both on and outside of the pitch.


Rosenborg has always been more than just a football club; it is a movement that unites, engages, and inspires. With its significant role both on and off the field as a backdrop, the club, in collaboration with Nonspace, has developed a new brand strategy and visual identity. The new identity reflects Rosenborg's dedication to inclusion, diversity, and community engagement, while also preserving the club's proud heritage. Equally, football is culture, so we believe that as a football club it is important to “play above the game” - live beyond the pitch and have a presence both on and outside of matchday. The new strategy focuses on moving forward together, as a community, as one club, to make a difference: For everyone – We are a club for everyone and open doors for inclusion and diversity. We believe in the power of community and our role as a pioneer in Trøndelag and Central Norway. Engage – We get involved in society through a responsibility to make a difference. By taking our social responsibility seriously, we create a sense of community. Excite – We entertain through football, collaboration, and content that excites our supporters. Move – Rosenborg is more than just a football club. We believe in moving forward together to make a difference as a community and a club. We are a movement that represents the people of Trondheim and Trøndelag. Rosenborg's brand strategy is a fundamental building block for the brand. It is found in all parts of the organisation's work to ensure that people see, hear, support, and use the brand. Further, it is a management tool that can open up many opportunities to examine everything that Rosenborg does, and how they will work together to make a difference going forward, both internally and externally. Strategically, it is about crossing the greatest stories with the most important touch points between Rosenborg and our community. This means being able to master many types of narratives, platforms, surfaces, and challenges. Their purpose is at the centre of everything: “Creating an unstoppable team, always moving forward”.

Logo Construction
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Rosenborg's newly designed logo is a redesign of the original, with minor corrections in details and angles. The outer diamond shape follows the concept of active angles of 19.17 degrees—a tribute to the year Rosenborg was founded. We adjusted the inner numbers and letters for better scaling of the logo. The two outer lines in black and white that make up the diamond shape have the same thickness in the newly drawn logo, allowing it to be used effectively in black and white, as with the original logo. The Rosenborg wordmark is spelt out in capital letters in the same typeface as inside the logo symbol. We have developed a logo lockup with the wordmark and a more comprehensive brand architecture for sub-brands and partnerships.

Typography detail

The club now has its own bespoke font, named 'Rosenborg 1917'. The typography stems from the club diamond's proportions and angles. It is bold and recognisable and allows us to turn up the volume in line with the strong atmosphere felt at Lerkendal during a Rosenborg match.

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Colors Green

Rosenborg has always been and will continue to stand firm in black and white, but we have made some additions to the colour palette. Rosenborg is also the whole scale between black and white – where we find all the levels, nuances and feelings. So we have included the entire grey scale between white and black in the brand's identity. Green has gradually become a colour that people strongly associate with the club. We now incorporate it as part of the club's colour palette—as a tribute to the legendary manager Nils Arne Eggen (and his iconic Adidas jacket)—and with a broader scale and accent colours that allow for levels in communication and more opportunities digitally.

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The club's new profile will help set a new standard for the way Rosenborg expresses itself and ensure that the public, supporters, partners, players, and employees feel a sense of pride in being part of Rosenborg.

Jersey Photo Credits: Ole Ekker