Arngunnar Árnadóttur, Ský til að gleyma (Partus, 2018). 56-page paperback, section-sewn with French flaps. Anti-scratch matt laminated. Combining digital and lithographic print. 216 x 136 mm.
Arngunnar Árnadóttur's Ský til að gleyma (‘Clouds to forget’) is the debut poetry collection by a celebrated young Icelandic poet, novelist and musician. The poems are short, stark, enigmatic. The cover’s urban collage, incorporating an illustration by Kasper Hempen, evokes the metropolitan landscape of the poems, while the suggestion of an ariel view is a nod towards the clouds mentioned in the title. The combination of slab serif and handwritten script adds to the collaged feel, as do the barcode (which overlaps the spine) and the rubber-stamped effect for the publisher's logo.