blog header
Graphic Design

The Graduates 2014|Krista Sigríður Hall

closeupblue small

Krista Sigríður Hall is a BA graduate in visual communication from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project is Dekstruma Kerno,  a utopian world of symbolic islands made from semiology, alchemy, magical herbs and amulets. Each island functions as a reminder of different positive values in our daily lives. For… Read more

The Graduates 2014 | Elsa Jónsdóttir

7-columnartypeface-elsajonsdottir

Elsa Jónsdóttir is a recent BA graduate in visual communication from Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her final project is a new typeface called  Columnar. According to the designer, The typeface Columnar is a meeting point of classical typographic forms and forms from a landmark of Reykjavík, Hallgrímskirkja church. The church is… Read more

Reykjavík Art Festival 2014

LIS_poster2014_36x50_8-2

Reykjavík Art Festival begins on May 22, and while counting the days to it, we took a closer look at the visual identity. The original logo was designed in 1970 by Kristín Þorkelsdóttir. You can see it on the very first Artfest catalog below. In 2004, it got a slight facelift,… Read more

ION Hotel

IMG_4177.JPG_effected

ION is a new hotel located less than an hour’s drive from Reykjavik, set against a backdrop of mountainous lava fields, next door from the Nesjavellir geothermal area. All of the 45 rooms have a view across infinite lava fields towards Thingvellir National Park. In addition to the interesting design,… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 | Mengi

IMG_7015_

During DesignMarch 2014, team Volki previewed their indoor/outdoor furniture line, designed with the recognisable form of the “viti” (lighthouse) in mind. You can also buy Volki‘s products at Mengi, a newly opened shop, exhibition space and event venue all rolled into one.

DesignMarch 2014 | The Women Present… !

IMG_8462.JPG_effected-001_

During DesignMarch 2014 the Association of Business Women in Iceland presented products and works by their members related to design and architecture. 23 women displayed everything from gin and clothing to window screens and environmentally friendly architecture. The event took place in the Nordic House, here are some of the… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 | Raise a Flag

IMG_9527.JPG_effected

During DesignMarch 2014, Hrím held the exhibition – Raise a Flag, where suggestions for the new Icelandic flag were sketched and displayed at gallery Þoka. Almost a century after the king of Denmark approved the current Icelandic flag, Hörður Lárusson, the self appointed chairman of an unofficial flag committee, together… Read more

Happy Easter!

HappyEaster_illustration_JuliaSchygulla

The Iceland Design Centre wishes you Happy Easter and a cool egg hunt. Gleðilega Páska! Illustration by Julia Schygulla  

DesignMarch 2014 | Explore. Reflect. Respond.

Exhibit Panorama

The designers behind Designers & Forests arranged the seminar and workshop EXPLORE. REFLECT. RESPOND. – Designing for small communities at DesignMarch 2014. The audience and workshop participants consisted of a mix from designers and members from communities and municipalities. Designers & Forests was founded after the conference MAKE it Happen, held… Read more

DesignMarch 2014 | Live Drawings

Photo 31.3.2014 10 21 19

During the whole DesignMarch Festival, the illustrators Rán and Bobby were reporting with wonderful live drawings. You can find them on Instagram using #honnunarmars #designmarch #dm14livefeed. Scroll down and experience the festival again!   March 25       March 26       March 27       March 28    … Read more