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Icelandic viking inspired ale – Sunstone Alehouse

Posted by rod - 12.02.2015

Icelandic viking inspired ale - Sunstone Alehouse

Moldovan design studio 43’oz created this beautifully Icelandic viking inspired ale for Sunstone Alehouse.

“There is a beautiful legend about a mythical compass of Vikings called “Sunstone”, thanks to which Iceland spar got his “second” name. The legend says that the brave Viking sailors perfectly took bearings at sea due to the sunstone, which allowed them to identify position of the sun in the sky (as the main orienting point for navigation) even in cloudy weather. 

In particular the legend of the sunstone formed the basis for the design of labels for homemade beer «Sunstone Alehouse». In this project, we needed to emphasize the crafting quality and specificity of the product itself, as each sort of beer presented in the lineup, is an original homemade product.”

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Icelandic stamp mural

Posted by rod - 02.01.2013

Icelandic stamp mural by Siggi Eggertsson

This wall mural was created for the Icelandic Design Centre in Reykjavik by Siggi Eggertsson. The mural features 9 Icelandic stamps each displaying a different iconic motive of Iceland. I can figure out all of them but I have spotted the Icelandic flag, viking ship, volcano, Icelandic horse, the famous Icelandic Geysir and what I think is Skogafoss waterfall.

If you like what you have seen here you should also check out some of Siggi’s Iceland illustrations.

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Illustrations of Iceland by Siggi Eggertsson

Posted by rod - 18.10.2012

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Award winning Icelandic illustrator Siggi Eggertsson was commissioned by the Icelandic Landsbankinn to created a series of illustrations of Iceland. The illustrations capture Iceland’s landscape, cityscape and other locations of this beautiful nordic island. Siggi’s digital illustrations are very different to other illustrators. They are very abstract and reveal new things things the more you look at them.

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Reykjavík City Center Map

Posted by rod - 27.01.2012

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If you are traveling to Reykjavik, Iceland this illustrated map gives you on overview of downtown Reykjavik. Illustrated by Borgarmynd and Snorri Eldjarn Snorrason who hand drawn the map which took them 3000 working hours and shows some incredible details.

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Icelandic Einstök beer packaging

Posted by rod - 23.12.2011

 

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Einstök is an Icelandic beer which has White Ale, Pale Ale and Toasted Porter. Einstök translated means “unique” which pretty much summaries the country where once Vikings roamed around. US design agency Auston Design Group designed Einstök branding and label design.

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Iceland – Midnight Sun

Posted by rod - 31.10.2011

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“Midnight Sun: A natural phenomenon occurring in the summer months north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day.”

This short time lapse film was shot by Scientifantastic during the Icelandic Midnight Sun in June of 2011.

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Icelandic heritage pattern

Posted by rod - 09.09.2010

Þorleifur Gunnar Gíslason is in his 1st semester at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. He converted a 16th century tablecloth into a simplified vector pattern that was applied onto a tea set.

“This is one of my 1st semester projects, a course called Heritage, where students are sent to a museum to discover our heritage of pattern design. In my case, I went to the national museum of Iceland with a camera in hand and stumbled upon this table cloth from 16th century. Snap! Trace and place it on a tea set.”

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Iceland – Knack weekend magazine

Posted by rod - 04.08.2010

Iceland by Khuan Cavemen Co for Knack Weekend magazine.

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Viking Beer

Posted by rod - 26.07.2010

The Viking of beers. Sounds like a great beer which is Iceland‘s most popular beer. It is said that the pure Icelandic water and a unique combination of malt, hobs, maize and sugar give the beer a distinct bitter taste. Images via randburg, flickr, astarut.bloggar, flickr, vinrad, flickr

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Inspired by Iceland

Posted by rod - 04.06.2010

Inspired By Iceland – Attempting to boost tourism after the volcanic eruption, Icelanders have come up with a cool dancing video (similar to “Where the hell is Matt“) and a website that accompanies it to promote their country. via Notcot

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11 great photos of Iceland’s volcano eruption

Posted by rod - 17.04.2010

11 great photos of Iceland’s volcano eruption. via denverpost

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Coat of arms of Iceland

Posted by rod - 29.09.2009

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Reykjavik Rocks

Posted by rod - 26.08.2009

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Reykjavik Rocks designed by Icelandic graphic designer Siggeir Hafsteinsson.

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Virtue Blankets from Iceland

Posted by rod - 17.05.2009

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This Virtue Blanket is by Icelandic designer Mary (Olof Maria Olafsdottir). It is finely knitted using high quality, undyed Icelandic wool. The idea for the blanket comes from Icelandic virtue cloths of the early 18th century. Three virtue cloths have been found, and they are preserved in the National Museum of Iceland. The pattern is on Mary’s modern Virtue Blankets is derived from the decorations on the historical virtue cloths, but reworked in a contemporary style. Created by Mary’s Found via Apartment Therapy

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Reyka Vodka

Posted by rod - 16.05.2009

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Reyka Vodka from Iceland. Via editevening.com

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The Flag

Posted by rod - 14.05.2009

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In the year 1913 a flag committee, appointed by the minister of Iceland, Hannes Hafstein, set fourth suggestions for a new national flag og Iceland, the flag we still use today. In their report there were also suggestion for the flag designs from the public. This book contains those 28 suggestions illustrated and shown together for the first time. Buy the book at birkiland.com Found via www.playmedesign.com

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Brennivin Icelandic Schnapps

Posted by rod - 16.04.2009

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Potato pulp and flavoured with caraway seeds Schnapps. found via Popsop.com

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Bookbinding by Hörður Lárusson

Posted by rod - 02.04.2009

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Great bookbinding skills by Hörður Lárusson who is a graphic design from Reykjavik, Iceland.

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