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. Parallel to his practice as a graphic designer, he conducts research and writes about design. In the spring of 2022, he self-published "Observing the Maelstrom", which explores topics such as typography, design, biased algorithms, and commercial surveillance, by looking at the history of technology and the social impact of new media.

Since 2021, Emil has been working on digital revivals of several IBM typewriter typefaces. Completed projects include “Artisan" a sans-serif in two cuts, proportional and monospaced, and "Modern" drawn in collaboration with and under the direction of Jonas Williamsson. "Modern" is currently in use by MDT.

Guest lectures and workshops:
• Linnaeus University, Department of Design
Course: Propaganda vs. Advertising, 2020, 2021
• Konstfack, Department of Design 
Course: Design History, 2022

• Residency at Mono, Växjö
• Art direction for Cornershop, Stockholm. In collaboration with founder Una Hallgrímsdóttir
• "Interruptions" (2024), a collection of texts