blog header
Monthly archive May, 2011

A Trip To The Factory

a trip

    The Reykjavík School of Visual Arts – FORMING Department presents: A Collaboration with the Porcelain Factory KAHLA/Thuringen Porzellan GMBH. A TRIP TO THE FACTORY at DMY Berlin 1. -5. June 2011. In the winter of 2010 students from the Forming department at Reykjavík School of Visual Arts went… Read more

Weekly Vimeo ❘ Nature in Design – Hrafnkell Birgisson


Hi all, Did you know that we here at the Iceland Design Centre are on Vimeo, too? We’ll be posting videos from our archives weekly. First, a favorite from a while back – Hrafnkell Birgisson’s thoughts on the interplay between nature and design, recorded in relation to the 2010 exhibition… Read more

ATypI ❘ Typographer’s Guide to Reykjavik Part 3

ATYPI 3

This year’s ATypI conference will be held here in Reykjavik in September, and while waiting for the fall, ATypI’s ”social media tourist guide” Rán Flygenring has been preparing a typographer’s guide to Reykjavik. This time, she brings us the swimming pools – enjoy!   (For last week’s entry, take a… Read more

Closing Soon ❘ Gunnar Magnússon at the Design Museum

gunnarm1

  The exhibition on designer Gunnar Magnússon’s work, currently at the Design Museum, closes soon, have you seen it already? If not you’d best get your skates on! The exhibition closes on 29.5. Born in 1933 in Ólafsfjördur in the north of Iceland and trained in Copenhagen, Magnússon is one… Read more

STRANDED

stranded cover

Hi all, Roughly a year since Eyjafjallajökull, and here we go again! Grimsvötn, a sub-glacial volcano in the South-East of Iceland started erupting on Saturday night. Whether or not we will find ourselves back in the flight chaos of last spring remains to be seen. Neither was all that came… Read more

Diary of a Design Student ❘ Ceramics Course

IMG_4787

Hey, hey, It’s me, Elín Bríta blogging for you today. This Monday, I completed my first year as a product design student at the Iceland Academy of the Arts! It went by extremely quickly, I really can’t believe there are only 2 years left. Mental. For the last 5 weeks… Read more

ATypI ❘ Typographer’s Guide to Reykjavik part 2

223533_121131231300626_118232744923808_166745_6252639_n

This year’s ATypI conference will be held here in Reykjavik in September. ATypI’s ”social media tourist guide” Rán Flygenring has been preparing a typographer’s guide to Reykjavik. This time, she’s drawn up Hallgrimskírkjan. How small and humble Hallgrimskírkjan looks next to Eiffel! (For last week’s entry, take a look here.)… Read more

ATypI ❘ Typographer’s Guide to Reykjavik part 1

227979_120113168069099_118232744923808_160653_4649532_n

This year’s ATypI conference will be held here in Reykjavik in September. While we wait for that, ATypI’s ”social media tourist guide” Rán Flygenring has been preparing a typographer’s guide to Reykjavik. Here is the first entry – on the best hot dogs in town, of course.     illustration… Read more

Agla Stefánsdóttir | Interserction


Agla Stefánsdóttir’s graduation project from Kolding, School of Design was a practice-led research, an internal analysis of her design process. Agla’s Master Project is practice-led research, an internal analysis of her own design process. Stripping the process of themes and stories she relies on her own impressions and curiosity within… Read more