siggi eggertsson at designmarch 2011 siggi eggertsson at designmarch 2011
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.

crest for band member intelligentsía




‘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.‘ – siggi eggertsson

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

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