The premium segment US ice cream brand Frusen Glädjé (”frozen delight” in Swedish) was founded in 1980 in an attempt to capitalize on the growing trend of American companies adopting Scandinavian sounding names. Another example is ”Häagen-Dazs”, who’s Bronx retail founder named its ice cream brand in a quest for a Danish sounding pedigree. (In syntax analysis on Wikipedia however, the name comes off more as Hungarian). Mövenpick can also be said to belong to the same category, using letters such as ä or ö, to create a nonsensical fictive Nordic sounding name, of which the American consumer had no idea.
The race for being the ultimate Scandinavian brand culminated with Häagen-Dazs unsuccessfully sueing Frusen Glädjé for launching a series of television ads which used a branding strategy built on a foreign heritage.
Curated by Tre Kronor, “Frusen Glädjé” is an international group exhibition which brings together a high-quality concoction at the StudyForArtPlatform premises, spearheading cultural fraternization and acknowledging appropriation in all directions; allowing plenty of time for “studying” the resources inside the exhibition.
Frusen Glädjé highlights several positions, some established, some busy on the fringes, *(The Embassy — Life In The Trenches (album, 2011) — a collaborative effort of ingenuity for an upcoming period of challenges, visual clues, and excitement. *(“Tough times never last, only tough people last; rblebleeblubleblum” — Demi Demi, South Africa, 2019).
Miss shii @307Shibah · 28 jan.
Minimum wage in Switzerland is $25?? Lemme go change my name
to Hinga dinga durgen
Glenn @Fratty_Hearst · 26 jan.
Hinga dinga durgen im bout to go to Scandinavia