Lillehammer 1994 –Mascots Kristin & Håkon

Designer: Kari and Werner Grossman


The children Kristin and Håkon were mascots for the Lillehammer Games. They were named after historical persons who lived in the 13th century. Håkon was the grandson of King Sverre, and in 1217 Håkon Håkonson became king of all of Norway after a power struggle between Sverre’s followers the “Birkebeinerne” and the religious party “baglerne”. Kristin was the daughter of King Sverre and thereby Håkon Håkonson’s aunt. Kristin and Håkon’s clothes and design reflect their roots in the Middle Ages, but their personalities belong in modern Norway. They were to be children of today: open, happy, free and curious. As for most Norwegian children, sports and play are a part of their everyday life and environmental awareness is a part of their reality. The mascots were used as drawn figures using various techniques, as three dimensional figures and as real-life children.


WAVING HAPPILY

POINTING

ANGRY

JOY

JOY


NATURALNESS

NATURALNESS

FAIR PLAY

PARTICIPATION, SKIING

CLOSENESS


CARRING THE TORCH

CARRING THE TORCH

ENVIRONMENT

REPORTER

CAMERAMAN


JOURNALIST

PHOTOGRAPHER

 ON A CHAIR SLEDGE

KRISTIN & HÅKON

WAVING SADLY