Ásta Þrastardóttir

Ásta is a designer and writer. She received her MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. In her design work, she tries to approach every project with a light touch.

About
Email
Instagram
Are.na
LinkedIn



Ásta Þrastardóttir is a designer and writer. She received her MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. In her design work, she tries to approach every project with a light touch. For best viewing, please look at this on a browser. 

About
Email



A Story that Never Begins

In a collaboration with Emily Bright, we created a video sequence of title cards telling a story that never begins.

Using cliches to tell a story on the ways in which the promises of a good life have failed us, this was an exploration in using title cards to tell an abstracted story that never quite starts. We are always waiting for it to begin.

Drawing from Mark Fisher’s Ghost of My Life and Lauren Berlant’s Cruel Optimism, I use text from these books and weave them with my own writing.

Full video here.
2022