Stefán Stefánsson, b. 1990, Iceland

Stefán Stefánsson is a graphic designer and artist currently based in Iceland. Co-founder of the publishing house Núllið BOOK CLUB also known as Stefán Hjálmtýr Stefánsson



BA in Fine Arts & Design with focus on Graphic Design, 2018, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL)

Art & Design, 2013, Myndlistaskólinn í Reykjavík (Reykjavík School of Visual Art) (IS)

Design, 2012, Tækniskólinn í Reykjavík, Reykjavík (IS)


'Rétt Ókominn / Not There Yet', 2021, Núllið Gallerý, Reykjavík (IS)

'DO OR DELEGATE', 2019, Entrepreneural Means and Precarious Ends, Onomatopee, Eindhoven (NL)

'Speculative Design Archive', 2019, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (NL)

'Postprent', 2018, Reykjavík Art Museum( as part of Design March), Reykjavík, (IS)

'Graduation Show', 2018, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL)

'Always at Risk yet never in Danger', 2017, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL)

'$wiss Llif3', 2017, Studio Laurenz Brunner, Zurich (CH)

'Rietveld Uncut', 2017, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL)

'POSITIONREPOSITION', 2017, KunstRai Amsterdam (NL)

'Self Is Plural', 2017, Het Fijnhout, Amsterdam (NL)

'Image + Agency', 2017, Spuistraat, Amsterdam (NL)

'Parallel Curriculum', 2016, Rietveld Pavillion (NL)

'Uitslover', 2016, West Wales Art Center, Fishguard (W)

'Rietveld Uncut', 2016, w. Thorchat, Brakke Ground (NL)

'Kunstlacher', 2016, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík (IS)

'R.Stayfunny', 2016, Fanfare, Amsterdam (NL)

'Graduation Show', 2014 Reykjavík School of Visual Art , Reykjavík (IS)


'Mr. Poser' for Mr. Awkward Show, 2020, Núllið Publishers, Reykjavík (IS)

'The Ghostwriting Files', 2018, Núllið Publishers, Reykjavík (IS)

Web design and development
Mikk Jõgi

Mr. Awkward Show Presents Mr. Poser (2020)

The first book published under my new publication house Núllið Book Club, Mr. Poser {ISBN 978-9935-24-793-3} is a conceptual art piece which extends its wings into the diverse realm of art creation. The book is a photo, performance and graffiti project combined into one. In the book, the reader will get to see the works of one of the biggest and most prolific graffiti artists in the Icelandic scene, Opes_vs_Vato, who, with the help of Mr. Poser, poses in front of his art in his finest outfits.

The graffiti scene in Iceland is bigger than most people think and it is supported by a large number of artists who are able to express their artistry via graffiti art who would otherwise have to keep a low profile. The goal of the artist is to shed a light on the incredible art that is a product of this scene and to give people the opportunity to enjoy these fancy and colorful graffiti pieces in the comfort of their own homes.

A collaboration with artist Anton Lyngdal (Mr. Awkward Show) and Þórsteinn Sigurðsson can be bought at mrawkwardshow.com/shop

Book Design

Anton Lyngdal (Mr. Awkward Show), Þórsteinn Sigurðsson


The Script (2017)

The Script: A Conversation on Authority is a play of a conversation between three characters, discussing different views on the topic of authority and organisation. In the script their own interests and experiences are the basis for a discussion that is touching topics like school systems, politics and punk culture. The script will serve as a directive to lead a dialogue that departures from Authority and Organization and aims to research and question society, education and disciplinary power. Collaboration with Alexander Übelhör, Wooseok Jang

Text / Publication


The Ghostwriting Files (2018-)

What is authentic and how important is it for an artwork to be? Book, music and designs along with interviews, investigations, research and tryouts all created, written and designed by Stefán Stefánsson.

The Ghostwriting Files is an ongoing project with combination of files collected through a digital service for freelancers. Using the already existent climate of freelancing through the web where technical labourers can be found for cheap.

The Ghostwriting Files is a book to be published by Núllið Publishers in 2020

Link to the lecture Ghostwriting Files x Onomatopee at Het Nieuwe Instituut

Lnk to the group exhibition Do or Delegate at Onomatopee



Not There Yet (2018-)

What does the future hold? In an art world where high performance is expected at all times and time is so valuable but the pay so low? And if the pressure is so high, is it even worth it to show up every morning? Installation of prints made from a time based performance that deals with the pressure of time.



The Wanderer Above the Sea and the Fog (2014)

A photography project based on the re-location of the author. What past memories and experiences do you bring with you to a new chapter?



Anytime Minutes (2018)

A book with 3D renderings made by Hrafnkell based on a research of mine on David Patterson's sculpture made in the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2014. Typeface used was New New Veljovic Stefansson and is a re-design of the typeface New Veljovic. A project initiated by myself in collaboration with Hrafnkell Guðmundsson and David Patterson. with David Patterson and Hrafnkell Guðmundsson

Publication / 3D render


Mexico (2017)

A song and music video made and composed by myself in a workshop for Werker Collective. The song is featuring Kaspar Sellin on vocals and the music video and cutting was made with great help from Oded Rimon and Hrafnkell Guðmundsson.

MEXICO on Youtube

Music Video


Grátmúrinn (2013)

Sculpture made from my grandfather's private book collection, Iceland often brags about being a literary nation where one out of ten people would write or publish a book. Where this much reading and writing happens there is still an undertone of toxic masculinity and the sculpture which bears the title The Crying Wall in Icelandic is an installation dealing with the connection between those two subjects.

Sculpture / Installation


A Book Made With Collages Made By Other People... (2017)

A book made with drawings and prints from my classmates in Gerrit Rietveld Academie class of 2018. I used their prints made for class and wrote my thoughts and ideas based on them. The end result ended in this book designed by myself, where I try to conceptualise the concept of the mediocre, self-absorbed, white, male artist that I am.


With various designers and artists


Too Old to Die Young (2019)

A publication with photographs taken over the summer of 2019

Photography / Publication


Various book designs for various writers and artists

Customers and collaborators are amongst:

Vala Sigþrúðar Jónsdóttir
Lee Hyeonju
Zofia Skoroszewska


Rietveld fine arts Graduation (2019)

Design of publication and postcards for Gerrit Rietveld Academie fine arts graduation show.




Reversible t-shirt and mask as a result of research on the visual and body language of revolution. T-shirts with silkscreen and embroidery.

with Alice Trimouille & Jan Jansenswillen



A Prelude to a Suicide (2015)

An assignment at Gerrit Rietveld Academie where I researched famous suicide letters and how to forge them. Ending in a collective magazine that was launched and presented at the Glass Pavillion at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2015.

Silk screen posters / publication


Graphic Magazine (2018)

Graphic Magazine: 42, Gerrit Rietveld Academie Issue, Planned, edited & designed by graphic design department class of 2018, Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Amsterdam.




Various Designs

Various design works done from 2015 to 2021


The Meeting (2017)

A publication made with artist and photographer Annabel van Royen



RFC - Rietveld Football Club (2018)

An art direction in collaboration with Eliott Déchamboux Florey and Orin Bristow
for the Gerrit Rietveld Academie's in-house football club Rietveld FC

Scarf by Eliott Déchamboux Florey and Stefán Stefánsson
Flag by Eliott Déchamboux Florey and Stefán Stefánsson
Stickers for Rietveld Football Hooligans by Etienne Clerc
Uniform by Avoid Street
Poster by Klara Eneroth and Mark Emil
Logo is an unused draft, drawn by Eliott Déchamboux Florey

Art Direction / Design


Tentaculum (2017)

An assignment for Stedelijk Museum exhibition Uncut 2017 with the class of 2018 of graphic design at Gerrit Rietveld Academie. I wrote and designed the introduction for one of 8 chapters in the 8 piece publication.


with Eliott Déchamboux Florey, Jurgis Lietunovas and Kimberley Cosmilla


Viottastraat Files (2016)

A project where I documented the from the outside a specific house in Viottastraat in Amsterdam. A mystical outside with an even more mystical work happening on the inside made into a 16 page silk screened publication.

Silk-Screened Publication