Design works to establish a sense of place, sending a strong message of identity. The Anchorage Museum's 61° Studio program emphasizes the importance of design within communities. The Northern Design exhibition looks at graphic design throughout Northern countries — from Alaska in the United States to the Nordic countries of Iceland, Greenland, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The exhibition connects Northern countries, hinting at a global Northern identity. The works represent the activity of Northern communities, images and typography that reflect place and people, and an interest in design excellence at the top of the world.