siggi eggertsson at designmarch 2011
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apr 07, 2011
siggi eggertsson at designmarch 2011

eggertsson’s album art for the second apparat organ quartet won best cover art at the icelandic music awards

the work of icelander and berlin-based illustrator / designer siggi eggertsson combines the influences of classic
impressionism with contemporary technology. even to the degree that while on sabbatical in a remote icelandic village
from a few years spent between new york, berlin and london he would bring his own canvas out into nature and vectorize
the landscapes. resulting in his constant pushing of grids and pushing of himself to continue to move forward and continue
to develop his illustration style and see just how far it can go. at 27 he has done work for clients including H&M, nike,
coca-cola, espn, microsoft zune and worked in the studios of karlssonwilker and the big active agency.

crest of band member aristókrasía

crest of band member búrókrasía

designboom attended the designmarch 2011 in reykjavik, iceland where eggertsson presented his ‘pólýfónía’ album cover
for one of his favorite icelandic bands, the apparat organ quartet (four keyboards and a drum kit), which won best
cover art at the icelandic music awards. see his website for a layer by layer process animation.

"the initial idea was to make a crest for the cover, but turned into making a crest for the 5 band members, 9 for all
the songs on the album, and one for the cover that unites them all. to make it a little harder for myself I decided to
create all the crests with vinyl foil, by cutting and stacking colored layers on top of each other.

crest for band member intelligentsía

detail of intelligentsía

crest of band member próletaría

crest of band member súbúrbía

crest of track 1 ‘babbage’

crest of track 2 ‘cargo frakt’

crest of track 3 ‘konami’

crest of track 4 ‘pólýnesía’

crest of track 5 ‘pentatronik’

crest of track 6 ‘macht parat den apparat’

crest of track 7 ‘síríus alfa’

crest of track 8 ’1 2 3 forever’

crest of track 9 ‘söngur geimunglingsins’

generally making his own typefaces for each new project, common sans was used on the apparat organ quartet album.

eggertsson also collaborated with atelier atli hilmarsson for the comprehensive branding of the designmarch conference.

cover artwork for little white lies magazine

left: the product of personal work and exploring a triangle based isometric approach
right: album art for the second album from gnarls barkley

Supernova from Siggi Eggertsson on Vimeo.

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