Sampler: Junko Journal goes to Iceland

by Grace Wang in May 2017
Art & designTravel

Iceland is a brewing ground for incredible creative talent, which makes it the perfect subject for Junko Journal. This is a travel title looking at art through the lens of geography, exploring how locality and our environment can shape our creative processes. The magazine itself is also crafted with a variety of paper stocks to mirror the aesthetic language of their region of interest, so expect an immersive, textural reading experience.

Find out how the icy climate, rich natural resources, isolated location and strong community of Iceland have an effect on the work of creative professionals there. Below are some excerpts and spreads — if you like what you see, head over to Sampler to secure your copy for 10% off and free shipping.

In this issue:

— Driving to a geothermal power plant with Garðar Eyjólfsson, who creates ceramics from Icelandic sulphur
— Bobby Breiðholt is a graphic designer making album art inspired by nature, hip-hop and the 90s
— On the Reykjavík harbour, a public project asks: What if you could start a new society on an isolated island?
— In Heima (translated as ‘home’) Rhombie Sandoval captures portraits of locals on the east coast of Iceland
— Freyja Eilíf and her grandmother Didda welcomes you into their basement gallery in downtown Reykjavík
— And a travel diary exploring a spiritual relationship to the landscapes of Iceland by photographer Brighitta Moser-Clark

As always, buying from Sampler gets you 10% off the retail price and free shipping to the US, UK and Europe, and heavily subsidised shipping everywhere else. But we have limited copies available, so make sure you don’t miss out.





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