Hallo, I'm Greta Thorkels, an Icelandic-born graphic designer, based in Berlin.
Graduated with a BA degree in Visual communication from the Iceland Academy of Arts in 2016,
with a background in Fine Arts. Currently freelancing and focusing on art direction, editorial and music design.
CV is available upon request. For inquiries ︎e-mail my heart and click here,
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on instagram. Here are some projects I've done:
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CYBER LYRIC BOOKS
A set of three lyric books, each dedicated to one of their releases (, & ), made in celebration of the release of Cyber's debut album Horror. Featuring three new illustrations by Arna Beth.
MA SHOW BOOK
Editorial design for the exhibition catalogue of the Design & Fine Arts Masters degree show from the Icelandic University of Arts. Done in collaboration with Studio Holt.
BOILER ROOM: UKG
Art direction for Boiler Room's celebration of the 20th anniversary of UK Garage.
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A 6 spread sci-fi story done for Cactus Magazine. Art directed by Studio Yukiko while interning there.
Poster campaign for the 2017 edition of annual Reykjavík music festival Innipúkinn.
CRAP EP (2016), BOYS EP (2017), PSYCHO single (2017), HORROR LP (2017)
SPECIAL FEATURES 2017
NEPTÚN I was interviewed by Neptún Magazine and made a 3 spread Cyber special to accompany the piece.
ÉG ER DRUSLA 3 spread special in Ég er drusla, a book released by the Reykjavík SlutWalk.
RORY AND JESS
An examination in zine-form into the toxicity of tv couple Rory and Jess on Gilmore Girls.
LIQUIDZ: WHAT'S IT GONNA BE!?
A tribute to my favourite music video, starring Busta Rhymes and Janet Jackson.
2017. Branding & web design.
Branding & website coding for a small theater & performance festival held in the countryside of East Iceland.
Can You Handle My Truth? is a four-part book on the life and career of Britney Spears.
In a short span of time, Britney experienced extreme highs and lows, going from the sweet girl next door to an “awful druggie bitch.”
The books aim to reflect the story of Britney, using found material from interviews, documentaries and blog posts.
Each piece trails a subject and period in her life; how she started to struggle with her image,
how her work foreshadowed the events of later years, why she fell from grace and how she rose from the ashes.
The typography is sourced from Spears’ body of work, which heavily influenced the design and layout of the books.
Can You Handle My Truth? questions the way in which the media treats superstars and sheds light on how the capitalist
patriarchy fetishises feminine behaviour and imagery.
Graduation project from Iceland Academy of Arts.
An annual magazine released by the design department of the Iceland Academy of Arts, designed by the
third year Graphic Design students. Archived website is available
BLACK LIGHTS by Samaris
Design for Icelandic band Samaris' debut album. Printed in both CD and vinyl form.
Branding. SWEATY RECORDS is a small electro label, founded in 2016 by some kids in Reykjavík & Berlin. They
release CDs, cassettes and host electro parties wherever they are.