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HA, the new magazine on Icelandic design and architecture

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Madames et monsieurs, drum roll, please! May we present HA, our new magazine on Icelandic design and architecture, published by yours truly. The biannual magazine, published both in Icelandic and English, brings together articles and columns by leading experts and professionals, foreign and domestic, with analysis, overviews and updates. HA aims to brings… Read more

The Graduates | Ásrun Ágústsdóttir

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Ásrun Ágústsdóttir is a recent BA graduate in fashion from the Iceland Academy of the Arts.    Her graduation collection features pieces for “an abstract postmodern flowerchild of the 21th century. Ágústsdóttir describes her muse as a fearless braveheart feeding the soul with its own wisdom, paid for by yesterdays… Read more

The Graduates | Corto Jabali

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Corto Jabali is a recent product design BA graduate from theIceland Academy of the Arts. His final project is Gazabrick, an attempt to work around present embargos on importing building materials into Gaza by experimenting with a building material that can be produced locally. A 3rd generation Palestinian, Jabali may be disassociated with… Read more

The Graduates | Kári Ólafsson

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Kári Ólafsson is a recent visual communication graduate from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. His final project is WRESTLING 101, a book that portrays the history of  American wrestling through drawings and text. It includes the basics of wrestling slang, some examples of performers through the years, as well as a chapter… Read more

The Graduates | Elisabet Kristin Oddsdottir

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Elisabet Kristin Oddsdóttir is a recent graduate from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project Hybrid Shell transforms removed hair i into a new material that can be used as protection for the body. Thereby the hair obtains it’s protective role again in the new manufactured form. When worn… Read more

The Graduates | Hrefna Lind Einarsdóttir

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Hrefna Lind Einarsdóttir is a recent graduate from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project is Colō (latin for “I cultivate”). The project portrays Icelandic plants on three silk scarfs, composed to create flowing and colourful prints, designed from natural forms. Hrefna Lind looked into the plants housed at the Icelandic Institute of… Read more

The Graduates | Rakel Erna Skarpheðinsdóttir

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Rakel Erna Skarpheðinsdóttir is a recent BA graduate in visual communication from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project is Ur Tarot, 22 cards that are traditionally considered the heart of the Tarot deck.   Each trump has its own name, number and symbology. The images are said to facilitate different reactions within the sub-conscious mind and by studying them, one may gain insight into the inner workings of the human condition, whether for psychological or spiritual reasons. Ur Tarot is based on the hypothesis of an existing connection between two particular systems of esoteric tradition. On the one hand the kabalistic mapping of the spiritual cosmology of man, represented by the symbolic Tree of Life, and on the other hand the Nordic esoteric rune system known as UTHARK. The meeting points of these two systems are given emphasis within the symbolic imagery of the cards to produce an active connection between the two systems. The artistic execution of the images… Read more

The Graduates | Auður Inez Sellgren

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Auður Inez Sellgren is a recent BA graduate from the product design programme by the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project is Hið íslenzka epli  (Icelandic for ‘the Icelandic apple’). Half of the world’s apples are produced in China, and most of this production is transported over great distances. Sellgren’s… Read more

The Graduates | Elsa Dagný Ásgeirsdóttir

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Elsa Dagný Ásgeirsdóttir is a recent graduate from the product design department at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project is Fragments – Translation from a tooth to a pearl. Ásgeirsdóttir wanted to find a design ­process to make a family collection of teeth more accessible and visible. As… Read more

The Graduates | Una Steingrimsdóttir

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Una Steingrimsdóttir recently graduated with a BA in visual communication from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project is Lýrikk, a magazine and a publication specializing in creative texts of young authors. It is issued every month and presents one author individually. The purpose of the magazine is to arouse… Read more