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Monthly archive August, 2011

NEW PASSAGE | Design Policy in the Making

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Just a quick hi, Here’s how Friday’s conference looked through the ever so Glamorous Karna Sigurðardóttir’s view-finder. Were you there? What did you think? What got you inspired?   More soon!   Image © Glamour The Concept Boutique Image © Glamour The Concept Boutique Image © Glamour The Concept Boutique… Read more

ATypI ❘ Typographer’s Guide to Reykjavik Part 13

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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”, illustrator Rán Flygenring has been preparing a typographer’s guide to Reykjavik. This time, she brings us Esja. Enjoy!

ATypI ❘ Typographer’s Guide to Reykjavik Part 12

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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”, illustrator Rán Flygenring has been preparing a typographer’s guide to Reykjavik. This time, she tells us what you will not find in Iceland. Enjoy!

The City of Reykjavik Official Illustrator

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Over the course of the summer, our very own Rán Flygenring has been the Official Illustrator for the City of Reykjavik. Every day, she drew up an image of the everyday life of the capital.     Now, the illustrations are on display and for sale (6.500 ISK each) at… Read more

Weekly Vimeo ❘ Steinunn Sigurðardóttir


Hi all,   Here is a wonderful little interview with Icelandic fashion’s leading lady Steinunn Sigurðardóttir. After a high flying career with the likes of Gucci, La Perla and Calvin Klein, Sigurðardóttir returned back to her home island and set up her own label Steinunn in 2000. Here, she tells… Read more

Friday Candy | Safetynet

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Sailors, a-hoy! Something fishy for this Friday:   Dan Watson, product design engineer, recently graduated from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College, London, with an innovative final product that could become essential in Iceland.     Every year, fishermen return over 7 million tonnes of unmarketable fish, dead, to… Read more

Reykjavik Runway 2011

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Hi all, No plans yet for tomorrow evening? The final fashion show for Reykjavik Runway 2011 fashion competition will be held in Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhús. Four labels will be taking part: EYGLO by Eyglo Margret Larusdóttir, Ziska by Harpa Einarsdóttir, Shadow Creatures by Solveig and Edda Gudmundsdóttir and Rosa-Bryndis… Read more

SPARK Design Space

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The number one venue for Icelandic design, SPARK Design Space is Iceland’s only design gallery. With both international and local designers in the exhibition calendar (both Vík Prjónsdóttir and Salakauppa from Finnish Johan Olin and Korean Aamu Song have exhibited before), it hosts a wide array of design projects, with… Read more

ATypI ❘ Typographer’s Guide to Reykjavik Part 11

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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”, illustrator Rán Flygenring has been preparing a typographer’s guide to Reykjavik. This week, she takes a look at the lopapeysa. Stay warm!

Q&A with Artec Consultants Inc

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Opened earlier this summer, the Reykjavik Concert hall and conference centre Harpa is the home of the Icelandic symphony orchestra and Icelandic Opera, as well as a wide array of other concerts and cultural events.   The designers include Danish practice Henning Larsen Architects, Icelandic Batteriid architects, and Icelandic-Danish artist… Read more