The idea of stagnation has always given Stefan Kjartansson anxiety. Born in Iceland, he got his BA in graphic design from Iceland Arts in 1993. After illustrating two best-selling children’s books, he moved on to graphic design. Too poor to purchase typefaces, he started making his own and released a deconstructive slab serif with Garagefonts.

As soon as the internet reached the shores of Reykjavik, Stefan made his own website, which led to a job in Atlanta, GA as the creative director for CNN.com. After the birth of his son Thor, he co-founded the interactive agency, Armchair, and has directed projects such as Coca-Cola’s M5 website. As a creative outlet, Stefan continues designing typefaces, including the humanistic sans serif Reykjavik and the display font Armchair Modern with PSY/OPS. His latest typefaces, Black Slabbath and Cumulus and Foam were released for YouWorkForThem.

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