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Frosti Gnarr Graphic designer & illustrator Portfolio 2011


Poster of the day.

Self initiated.

Posters & book.

2008 - 2009

Black Monday.

Anxiety.

Heart troubles.

Sólheimar.

Hitchhiker.

Native.

“Poster of the day” is a self initiated project where i set the goal of making a poster every day for a year. I then sent each poster by e-mail to a mailing list which consisted of about 500 people worldwide. The poster for each day is inspired by that particular day and therefor it transformed into a sort of graphic diary. I made a 700 page book out of all of them as my graduation project from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. Here i have chosen some of my favourite ones.

Summer decisions.


Poster of the day.

Self initiated.

Posters & book.

2008 - 2009

Importance.

50.

Rubbish.

200.

Google Street View as you’ve never seen it before Montreal artist Jon Rafman’s gallery of bizarro Google Street View scenes illuminates just how much our lives are intertwined with the internet’s biggest brand

We look at Jon Rafman and his project 9 eyes.

Of the many technological innovations that Google is responsible for creating (and monetizing, and embedding in the average person’s existence, and eventually making so utterly ubiquitous that verbs are created from its products, a la “We Gchatted about Google Mapping”), Google Street View is maybe the most disconcerting. Google’s aggressive documentation of the physical world was originally accomplished with cameramounted cars and vans; they’ve recently added tricycles and snowmobiles in an effort to shoot those tricky corners of the world where cars can’t go. Obviously, all of this is a—the?—Big Brother-ed nightmare, even more so than Google’s other prongs of everywhereness. (There’s even a Wikipedia page called “Google Street View privacy concerns.”) Even the not-insignificant number of super-cool uses for Google Street View—like playing with the interactive, multi-application, nostalgia-exploiting Arcade Fire video for “The Wilderness Downtown,” or looking up your house only to find a pic of yourself stumbling for keys out front—have a sinister cast. As it often happens amid political turmoil and social chaos, the dual and dueling anxiety and loveliness of Street View has been made remarkable by a Montreal artist named Jon Rafman. Today, Thought Catalog posted about his collection (or “curation” but we officially can’t say-type-think that anymore without ralphing) of incredible Google Street View shots, which qualify as artart and not just a Tumblog joke, owing to Rafman’s knack for “polishing these turds of absurdities into shiny diamonds.” Agreed. Among these commentary-free posts (Rafman has used these kinds of shots in his own strictlyspeaking-art, too) are captures of a house on fire and a shirtless man bolting out the front door; a dog in mid-squeeze through a fence; a solo baby crawling around the entrance to a Gucci store; prostitutes hanging out behind what looks like a truck stop; in-progress arrests; horses on front lawns; and a whole lot of naked butts. The shots are totally effective comedy (so many naked butts!), but mostly a totally effective commentary on the often-ignored multiplicity of geographic, economic, social and emotional experiences in the giant world that Google is conquering. Street View is, objectively, weird and scary (they have made some good changes, like removing shots of safe-houses and shelters), but it’s also the best example of the real-time changes the internet has wrought.

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Boquet.

61


T-shirts.

Various.

Apparel design.

2007-2009

A t-shirt design that one the Boxfresh DIY competition.

Me wearing the Boxfresh t-shirt.

A model wearing a t-shirt i designed for Inmate.

A model wearing a t-shirt i designed for Inmate.

A model wearing a t-shirt i designed for Inmate.

A model wearing a t-shirt i designed for Inmate. A t-shirt that i made for 55DLS, Diesel.

A t-shirt design that i made for 55DLS, Diesel.


Logo’s.

Nostalgía, clothing store. 2008.

Various

Logo’s.

2007-2011

Klink, hardcore band. 2008

Norðurpóllinn, experimental theatre. 2009

Inmate, clothing brand. 2006

Showroom Reykjavík, Fashion festival. 2006

Timo Wallets, accesory brand. 2006

Hexa, clothing brand. 2007

Hope, clothing brand. 2007

Icelandic fashion designers association. 2007

Hlín Reykdal, fashion designer. 2006

Personal logo, designer. 2005 Daughter of Haraldur, clothing brand. 2008


My American heroes.

Self initiated.

illustration.

2009

Mraz.

Obama.

Allen.

Manson.

“American heroes� is a self-initiated project where i was looking at my obsession with heroes. I was making them into imagery, icons.

Moreno.

Hicks.

Barney.

Jonze.

Seinfeld.

Doom.

Victore.


Collection booklet.

Humanoid

Editorial design.

2011

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HUMANOID PREVIEW COLLECTION AW 2011-12

This is a 18 page press preview booklet for Humanoid’s AW 2011-12 collection. I made it in collaboration with Giene Steenman. My idea was for the letters in the brand name to follow you along as you looked through the booklet without them being to obvious or “in your face”.

Cover

Page from the booklet.

Page from the booklet.

Page from the booklet.

Page from the booklet.

Page from the booklet.

Page from the booklet.


Typography

Self initiated.

Type design.

2006-2011

Muscles

Geometry

Geometry 2

Black Stallion

I have a great passion for typography and am really into creating typefaces especially for projects. These are typefaces that i have drawn and used for various projects. None of them have been made into fonts but in the near future i hope to change that. Some of them are only available in uppercase but others are also available in lowercase.

Shatter

Schubert

Gritty


Vaktabรณkin.

Sagafilm

Editorial, type, packaging design & illustration. 2010

Vaktabรณkin is a 200 page collectors item from the popular Icelandic series Dagvaktin, Nรฆturvaktin and Fangavaktin and the movie Bjarnfreรฐarson. The book consists of personal properties from the characters; photos, letters, diaries, news, song lyrics and much more. Text in Icelandic. The DVD includes the film Bjarnfreรฐarson plus alot of extra features. The concept of the visual representation was to have the book look like a scrapbook or diary of one of the characters from the series and movie.

The book.

A spread from the book.

A spread from the book.

A page from the book.


Brand manual.

Sportlif.is.

Branding, logo and ads.

The logo.

Logo rules.

Print material.

Symbols for WC in their store.

Web banner.

Brand typefaces.

2010.


Commercial work.

Various

Print, editorial, type, packaging.

Hollt og Gott. Exterior branding of car. 2009

Freyja. Candy packaging. Done in collaboration with Halldór Elvarsson 2009

Dale Carnegie. Full page ad. 2009

Domino’s. Full page ad. 2009

Domino’s. Full page ad. 2009

Domino’s. Type for advertising campaign. 2009

Dale Carnegie. Full page ad. 2009

2009-2010


My favourite posters.

Various

Posters.

2007-2010

MARIO BROS playposter. 2010.

Vorhátíð tónsmíðanema Concert poster. 2009

Alateen. promotional poster 2008

MMMMM. Self initiated. 2008

Tískusýning 2. árs nema. 2006

Tískuveisla. 2007.

Breatbeat.is poster for a clubnight. 2010

Mayoral campaign poster. He won. 2010

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Portfolio 2011