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The Graduates | Kári Ólafsson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christmas Calendar 16 | Björn Loki & Elsa Jónsdóttir

Hi everybody, are you enjoying the storm from inside? Todays Christmas Calendar wish is by graphic designers Björn Loki & Elsa Jónsdóttir, selected by Jón Helgi & Þórleifur Gíslason. They want nothing more than a comic book by graphic designer, Eysteinn Þórðarson. Eysteinn studies Graphic Design in Iceland Academy of the… Read more

Christmas Calendar 15 | Jón Helgi Hólmgeirsson & Þórleifur Gíslason

Hello all, happy Monday! Our designers to partake in our Christmas Calendar are  Jón Helgi & Þórleifur Gíslason, selected by Sigríður Rún. They are wishing for none other than the Icelandic Design Award trophy by Björn Loki, Elsa Jónsdóttir and Kristin Maria. And to play it safe, they are calling dibs on the… Read more

Christmas Calendar 13 | Paolo Gianfrancesco

Happy Saturday, how is your weekend going so far? We had our Christmas party last evening, fun fun fun! Today’s Christmas Calendar is a letter to Santa by architect Paolo Gianfrancesco, selected by As We Grow. He wishes for two posters from the Anatomy of Letters collection by Sigríður Rún.   The… Read more

Christmas Calendar 12 | As We Grow

Hello all, happy Friday! How are you? Here we go again with the Christmas Calendar! Todays’s wish comes from Guðrun Ragna at As We Grow, chosen by Thorunn Arnadottir. The Urban Shapes maps have been on display at Spark Design Space.See more from Paolo Gianfrancesco on our blog. Every day up until… Read more