The Icelandic language is feared for its grammatical complexity and long compound words. But if you look closer at these long strings of letters, you'll see that they often deconstruct easily into smaller, simpler words. Sometimes, the meanings of these words are no-fuss and literal, and other times, they can be rather poetic.
I started drawing these as icons because icons transcend language barriers. I wanted to show the meanings behind the words, and that sometimes, two words can mean more than the sub of their parts. Plus they are fun to make!
Iceland in Icons is my first book and it is a travel guide to Iceland illustrated with icons. Find out why Reykjavík is named smoky bay, how they grow vegetables in Iceland, and my hand-me-down recipe for delicious skyr cake!
Iceland in Icons only available in stores in Iceland (a great souvenir!), but you're far away, you can order it online.