The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) maintains an online archive Eilen which consists of speeches and key documents related to Finnish foreign policy. In addition, the site features a chronology detailing the most significant events in Finnish foreign policy since 1973. Eilen Archive is part of the FIIA's Finnish Foreign Policy project which seeks to support research on the topic.
We designed and developed the online archive from visual identity to technical development. We conceived a conceptual name, EILEN (Finnish for yesterday), which gives a casual twist to the formal archive identity. We designed a symbol and logotype which resonate with the visual identity of the parent organisation. In addition to the graphic design we developed the database architecture, database management tools and search interface for the entire archive.