Þú veist is an Icelandic filling phrase and means you know. It marks hesitation and is used to fill silences or to get the attention of the person you are speaking to. When somebody uses þú veist, there is no promise that you actually know anything about what is being talked about. It's a phrase to keep your attention or to check if you, as a listener, understand what is being talked about. Þú veist is a common habit of speech , and often considered rather annoying. The usage of þú veist is mostly connected to the younger generation. Þú veist often enters a conversation as an uninvited guest to the party and people usually do not realize that they are using it.
The poster series Orðlaus examines the role of interjections in the Icelandic language, where the meaning of words can vary depending on nuances and circumstances. In the Icelandic language, interjections are often spoken but less often written, but they are an important part of Icelandic speech. With the poster series Orðlaus, interjections are given the spotlight.
All words are in A3 size, and are available in both black and white and colour. Printed on high quality Munken Polar 240 gr. paper in a swan-certified factory.