Emil Gunnarsson is a graphic designer from Reykjavík, Iceland, currently based in Stockholm. He graduated with a Master's degree in Visual Communication from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts, and Design.  

Observing the Maelstrom

Observing the Maelstrom is a publication that presents critical perspectives on technology, society, and design. It explores topics such as manipulative web design, biased algorithms, and commercial surveillance, by looking at the history of technology and the social impact of new media. The concept of technology is stretched and questioned. The texts consider shoes, smartphones, faucets, lightbulbs, arrows, typewriters, books, wheels, and quantum computers as technologies that expand our abilities and shape our behavior.

Published in May 2022
Size: 148 x 210 mm
Book design, creative writing & type design (2022)