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Ninety meters of graphic design on plexiglass.

Ninety meters of graphic design on plexiglass.

The timeline contains contemporary stories from Jón's life, Iceland and around the world.

The timeline contains contemporary stories from Jón's life, Iceland and around the world.

The 19th century mosaic.

The 19th century mosaic.

Interactive timeline on a large touch screen.

Interactive timeline on a large touch screen.

Interactive timeline on a large touch screen.

Interactive timeline on a large touch screen.

A touch screen displaying stories, documents, furniture and different pieces from Jón's home

A touch screen displaying stories, documents, furniture and different pieces from Jón's home

Stories from visitors at Jón's home.

Stories from visitors at Jón's home.

Photo album from places connected to Jón's history.

Photo album from places connected to Jón's history.

The project

Jón Sigurðsson 1811 – 1879.

An exhibition to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Jón Sigurðsson, Iceland‘s national hero, opened at the Hrafnseyri Festival, the 17th of June 2011. 
 
A new and improved exhibition opened at Jón's childhood home at Hrafnseyri in Arnarfjörður. The exhibition contains a 90 meters continuous plexiglass, covering the walls throughout the house. The guests can read stories and look at pictures from Jón's life, Iceland’s history and other parts of the world.
 

Björn G. Björnsson was the project manager of the exhibition, Basalt architects designed the space. Gagarin did all the graphic design on the plexiglass and designed and programmed the interactive installations in the exhibition; An interactive timeline on a large touch screen (Click here to see an online version of the timeline), A touch screen displaying stories, documents, furniture and different pieces from Jón's home in Copenhagen. Also a touch screen with a substantial picture gallery from both Iceland and Copenhagen connected to Jón Sigurðsson.

 
Exhibition design: Basalt architects
Multimedia and graphic design: Gagarín
Project manager: Björn G. Björnsson

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Our role

  • Conception and development of the installations
  • Media design
  • Graphic design
  • Programming

Awards

Icelandic Graphic Design Association 2012. Recognition in “Information Design” category .