Þýða / MA Final Project
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Þýða is a collection of illustrations and photographs that reflect the interactions of the individual with the constantly changing Icelandic land… Read More
Þýða is a collection of illustrations and photographs that reflect the interactions of the individual with the constantly changing Icelandic landscape. Read Less
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Þýða is a collection of illustrations and photographs 
that reflect the interactions of the individual with the
constantly changing Icelandic landscape. It is an editorial 
self-directed project that features texts by Guðmun
dur 
Oddur Magnússon and other artists.
Visually the project explores the relationship 
between water and its forms in the landscape 
and how they interact with the changes of light.
In Þýða geographical illustrations, photography 
and folded paper compositions build a consistent
narration with the texts.
Þýða was published in the Creative Quarterly’s 
December 2010 issue, where the project won the
Graphic Design Student category. The project 
was also exhibited at KronKron, during 
HönnunarMars 2011.
'In the isolation I found myself experiencing 
things for the first time: the cold with all its dry bitterness;
the colors, so vivid; and the pure, silent darkness of the night. 

The lack of any discernible human trace and the absence of trees 
emphasized the sharpness of the horizon. In this scenery 
I embraced my loneliness. 

I was feeling safe and quiet, 
in a very similar state 
of being at home'
'It is when landscape 
begins to shape our imagination, 
desires and dreams. 

It is the magical moment, moods of nature, 
the sparkle of light, the mists of melancholy 
and the world of inaccessible images 
inside the ice mass.'


North by North. The Air Script 
Guðmundur Oddur Magnússon
'Fold upon fold 
of these translucent 
purplish green lights 
run up and down the arcs.

Transparency 
upon transparency 
over and over again, 
impossible to focus on 
any one of them, 
and yet delicate, 
very delicate.' 


North by North. The Air Script
Guðmundur Oddur Magnússon