Unique runic posters by Sigurður Oddsson
READ, WRITE AND LIVE RUNES
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.
Sigurður has been working with runes in his art for a long time, and caught the eye of the editors of the Icelandic Magic Company a few years back with an exhibition consisting of household logos in Icelandic cultural and commercial history reshaped with Fuþark runes. Read more about the exhibition.
In the new posters he is working with a similar motive of Fuþark runes in our everyday surroundings, as a reminder of the practical usage of runes as a tool for reading and writing, here in Iceland up until the later part of the 19th century as well as placing them in a dynamic context where readers are given a significant role.
The designer and the writer, Theresa Dröfn, in Sigurður's exhibit and the official book launch of Runes: The Icelandic Book of Fuþark, where the posters were presented.
Sigurður’s unique posters, together with Runes: The Icelandic Book of Fuþark aim to give the runic alphabet its rightful place among other established alphabets, such as the Cyrillic alphabet, the Greek alphabet and the Latin alphabet.
We proudly presend the first two posters of the series.
The Icelandic Fuþark Pangram
The runes in the Icelandic Fuþark pangram poster, forming the sentence: “If a new axe were here, thieves would feel increasing deterrence and punishment” (Icelandic: “Kæmi ný öxi hér, ykist þjófum nú bæði víl og ádrepa”).
The Younger Fuþark pangram
The Younger Fuþark Alphabet poster is designed with traditional alphabet posters for children in mind. The runes are accompanied by Icelandic words and images, making it the perfect introduction to the Younger Fuþark for old and young students alike.
The posters are two colour prints, printed in Pantone Silver and Black.
Size: A2 (420 x 594 mm).
Printed on 200 gr Munken Polar paper.
We hope you enjoy!