Unique runic posters by Sigurður Oddsson

Unique runic posters by Sigurður Oddsson

Sigurður Oddsson is the graphic designer of our latest release, Runes: The Icelandic Book of Fuþark. To our great pleasure he has now designed a series of timeless and tasteful posters based on the runic systems portrayed in the book.

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Meet the creator of Sorcerer's Screed

Meet the creator of Sorcerer's Screed

Sorcerer’s Screed, called Galdraskræða in Icelandic, was originally published in the annual magazine, Jólagjöfin (e. Yule Present) in 1940. The magazine was written and edited by the Jochum Magnús Eggertsson, a-jack-of-all-trades who wrote poetry, prose and non-fiction going by the eerie pseudonym of Skuggi (e. Shadow).
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Enchanting Sorcerer's Screed

Enchanting Sorcerer's Screed

Sorcerer's Screed by Skuggi was first released in 2015. Since then we have shipped thousands of copies to readers all over the globe. We can not begin to describe how grateful we are for comments and reviews from our readers, along with inspiring conversations about sorcery, Icelandic literature and subculture. 
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Great reviews on Runes: The Icelandic Book of Fuþark

Great reviews on Runes: The Icelandic Book of Fuþark

Our latest release, Runes: The Icelandic Book of Fuþark is off to a great start and copies are flying around the globe every hour. We are incredibly grateful for the outstanding reaction from our readers and overwhelming reviews. 
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RUNES: Exhibit Opening

RUNES: Exhibit Opening

We celebrated the publication of Runes: The Icelandic Book of Fuþark with an exhibition of the artwork from the book in the Culture House, Reykjavík. 

Sigurður Oddsson the graphic designer who created Runes' timeless and tasteful look, also designed posters, cards and an example of how Icelandic street signs could look when using runes.

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A brand new book on Runes 📓

A brand new book on Runes 📓

We can't wait to get our hands on Runes: The Icelandic Book of Fuþark, a book we are extremely proud of. We have been looking for the perfect way to present the runic systems in a book, since we published Sorcerer's Screed in 2015. We agreed that the book would have to stand firmly on academic grounds as well as being extremely accessible, enlightening and not the least: a beautiful object.
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The Burning-Age in Iceland

The Burning-Age in Iceland

The concept of "witch-hunting" is well known. During a 300 year period, 15th-18th century, about 40-60 thousand people were executed in Europe for some sort of sorcery or witchcraft. During these times the fear for magic was great in the whole continent and Iceland was no exception.

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Gender and the Witch Hunts

Gender and the Witch Hunts

By Stephanie Lee

We all know what a witch looks like. Hat, cat, broom, maybe a few warts, a predilection for black clothes and a habit of cackling: the witch is iconic and instantly recognisable. The most recognisable thing, however, is something so deeply ingrained in our pop culture imagery that most of us never give it a second thought. The witch you’re picturing in the above sentence is almost certainly a woman.

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Coming up: Runes!

Coming up: Runes!

We at the Icelandic Magic Company are proud to announce that we are publishing a new book on runes later this year. Stay tuned for more updates in the next few weeks. 
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Óðinn’s practical and philosophical advices

Óðinn’s practical and philosophical advices

Hávamál, The Words of Óðinn, is an Old Norse poem where Óðinn, The high one (‘hinn hávi’) shares both practical and philosophical advices about communications, reputation, friendship and a general better life.
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ANCIENT STAVES IN MODERN TIMES

ANCIENT STAVES IN MODERN TIMES

It is a fact that tattooing has grown in popularity in the west in recent years, but most people do not take time to learn of the origins of the artform.
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RUNES ALL AROUND

RUNES ALL AROUND

A young and exciting graphic designer named Siggi Odds caught our eye recently with a refreshing exhibition on a project of his involving the Fuþark rune alphabet.
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