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Icelandic Design

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

The Graduates 2014 | Búi Bjarmar Aðalsteinsson

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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|Krista Sigríður Hall

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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

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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

The Graduates 2014 | Björk Gunnbjörnsdóttir

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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 | Ágústa Sveinsdóttir

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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

Order to Effect

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With limited amount of raw materials available on this barren island, the local designers have often looked into their food cupboards in search of materials and inspiration. This beautiful project, Order to Effect by Audur Ösp Gudmundsdóttir and her team, pushes the field further from products towards service design. Set in… Read more

IN PRODUCTION at LYNFabrikken

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Vík Prjónsdóttir, Theresa Himmer and Maibritt Borgen collaborated for IN PRODUCTION, a material collage printed on carpet that is currently on display at LYNFabrikken, Denmark.   IN PRODUCTION takes the 19th century principles of spatial decoration as a jumping-off point to explore relations between technologies of production and production of… Read more

Reykjavík Art Festival 2014

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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