Skype icons on exhibition
“Skype” and “art” are not words we’ve seen together before, I think. But there’s an exhibition in Tallinn, Estonia right now where among other things Skype icons are on display. This exhibition called “Personality” itself is organized by Estonian Graphic Designers Union and its aim is to show off latest local graphic design. It’s not very large venue but certainly appealing for anyone interested in the topic. There are number of cool fonts on display, some of them really clever, actual advertisements and more art-oriented pieces of work. If you know a little Estonian then you can [read a review](http://www.ekspress.ee/viewdoc/59A81E9FEEBA5B34C225703F004C20EC) by biggest local weekly newspaper.
I asked Priidu Zilmer, who is the author of Skype icons to give a little background to the whole thing.
]]>**How come Skype got to show off its iconography on this exhibition?**
I was asked by a representative of Estonian Graphic Designers Union to present my recent design work (of any kind). I have been working on a few fonts recently, but have not managed to finish them yet. So I thought why not show the work that has taken all of my time for the last year instead and proposed to display the icons I have made for Skype. They were all happy with that.
**Any other graphic design by Estonian authors that so many people see every day?**
No, not that I know of. I hope someone can prove me wrong.
**What will be Skype’s next art project?**
It’s a surprise. But we’ll let you know when it happens
If you happen to be in Tallinn then find the gallery on Pärnu avenue, exhibition stays open until 31st of July. Below is the whole set of icons on display at the exhibition. Enjoy!