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Monthly archive June, 2014

Nikita Clothing


If you’re looking for an example of a small rider-owned brand-done-good, you don’t need to look much further than Nikita. In less than a decade, Heida Birgisdottir has gone from selling hand-made fleeces in her boyfriend’s skate shop in Reykjavik, to being the head of an international fashion label. Heida… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Ragna Bjarnadóttir

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Ragna Bjarnadóttir is a recent BA graduate in fashion design from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. Her final project is called Monolith – Architecturing a new modernity. The collection is inspired by the way women will dress in the future. I thought of a muse, an almost alien-like woman, who controls… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Svava Magdalena Arna

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Svava Magdalena Arna is a recent BA graduate in fashion design from the Iceland Academy of the Arts.   Her final collection is inspired by a Brazilian wife and a mother in her 30s, who works secretly as a Mafia leader. She is an esthete and leader who has her dark… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Jón Páll Halldórsson

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Jón Páll Halldórsson  is a recent BA graduate in Visual Communication from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. His project Up to no Good is a collective of ten artists that specialize in designing and producing limited edition hand printed goods. According to the designer, We do not focus on the individual… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Margrét Guðmundsdóttir

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Margrét Guðmundsdóttir is recent BA graduate in Visual Communication. Her final project is called Watchful Eyes. According to the designer, The eyes play a pivotal role in a person‘s life. They lead us forward, acting as security cameras, always on the lookout; a mystical window to the soul. Eyes are sensitive and… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Gabriel Benedikt Bachmann

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Gabriel Benedikt Bachmann is a recent BA graduate in visual communication from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. His graduation project consists of three title sequences for fictional film adaptations based on the classic fairy tales The Nightingale, The Princess and the Pea and The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen. https://vimeo.com/95425810 According… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Júlíus Valdimarsson

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Júlíus Valdimarsson  is a recent BA graduate in visual communication from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. His final project Landvætturinn is a graphic novel and a story about an Icelandic boy named Atli, who is chosen to fight for justice and protect the land. Conceived as an introduction to comic book… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Thelma Hrund Benediktsdóttir

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Spiritualism, Craft and Waste is a series of projects realized by graduating students from the Product Design Department of Iceland Academy of the Art. The collection originates from a study of the contemporary role of the designer. It is a redefinition and revitalization of modern values: instead of focusing solely… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Sigurjón Axelsson

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Spiritualism, Craft and Waste is a series of projects realized by graduating students from the Product Design Department of Iceland Academy of the Art. The collection originates from a study of the contemporary role of the designer. It is a redefinition and revitalization of modern values: instead of focusing solely on the… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Ingi Kristján Sigurmarsson

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Ingi Kristján Sigurmarsson  is a recent BA graduate in visual communication from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. His final project Grandalandi is a visual identity for a traditional Icelandic alcohol.  Landi is an integral part of Icelandic drinking culture but simultaneously frowned upon by the public. One can find home brewed and… Read more