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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 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

DesignMarch 2015 | Tulipop fantasy world

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LET’S PLAY WITH CLAY! Tulipop invited kids to go and play with clay in its showroom at Fiskislóð in Reykjavík. Kids got a chance to use their imagination to create something fun and take it home after the workshop. Tulipop also premiered items from its new 2015 collection, including the… Read more

The very first issue of HA

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The first issue of HA magazine is HERE! On March 10th we welcomed the very first issue of Design&Architecture based magazine. We spent an inspiring and relaxing evening in Matur og Drykkur. The event was full of enthusiasm and cheering up to the new member of the Icelandic design community.

On Process 02. | Siggi Odds

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On Process 02. Interview by Hannah Lee The new year brings a new series of interviews with Icelandic designers. The Icelandic Design Centre presents On Process, designers and illustrators on the act of making. Next up… Sigurður Oddsson, known as Siggi Odds, is an Icelandic designer and illustrator, currently living… Read more