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Monthly archive May, 2015

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

The Graduates | Andres Pelaez

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Andres Pelaez recently graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts with a BA degree in fashion. His final collection is a fresh and modern interpretation of classic elegance that translates the active sophistication of a strong and dynamic woman in today‘s society. The silhouette of the garments follows an architectural order that creates an… Read more

The Graduates | Harpa Hrund Pálsdóttir

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Harpa Hrund Pálsdóttir is a recent product design BA graduate from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project is Rusted Heritage, a series of crochet objects eroded by the sea. Raufarhöfn is a desolate fishing village in the North East of Iceland. With time the once vibrant village has… Read more

The Graduates | Viktor Weisshappel Vilhjálmsson

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Viktor Weisshappel Vilhjálmsson recently graduated with a BA degree in visual communications from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. His final project is a graphical representation of the memories of Alfreð Gígja, a 38-year-old man diagnosed with depression and schizophrenia. The project takes a peek into Alfreð’s world, coloured by domestic… Read more

The Graduates | Ingibjörg Íris Ásgeirsdóttir

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Ingibjörg Íris Ásgeirsdóttir is a recent fashion BA graduate from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her graduation collection discusses femininity, and the way women are portrayed in our society.   I created my own world in which I wanted to seek out a new kind of femininity. With this collection,… Read more

The Graduates | Sigrún Thorlacius

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Sigrún Thorlacius is a recent graduate of the product design programme, Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project is Healing Earth. The project explores the use of fungi in converting contaminated, toxic land into viable ecosystems. According to Thorlacius, There are species in the fungus kingdom that in unison… Read more

The Graduates 2015 | Ástros Traustadóttir

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Ástros Traustadottir is a recent graduate in visual communication from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. Her final project was the typeface Seaside. Seaside is a sans serif typeface based on a few carefully chosen shapes from the sea shells.     It is inspired by the seashells that can be found… Read more