In today’s economy it’s hard to be a newly graduated architect in Reykjavík. Nobody wants to hire you, the construction business is far from booming and the future may seem bleak – at best. Unless you are willing to think outside of the box which is exactly what the kids at Borgarmynd did.
Reykjavík Center Map is a hand drawn interactive map of Reykjavík. The map is available free in the printed form around Reykjavík and on the interwebs at reykjavikcentermap.com. The map took 2 years in production and the architects, graphic designers and programmers who worked on it – who all met at Iceland Academy of Arts – spent about 3000 hours on perfecting their creation.
The map features businesses around Reykjavík that could be of interest to all that visit our great city. I especially enjoy the little details they’ve put into their work, this really is a fun and fresh take on the typical Reykjavík tourist map. You should check it out!
The work on the map was funded by advertising revenue and grants from the City of Reykjavík and the Icelandic Student Innovation Fund. This project has really put the kids at Borgarmynd on the map (map – hehe) but they are currently working the PR material for Reykjavík Cultural Night that takes place in August. Good job!