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Designer Finds Message in a Bottle with Own Logo

Ólafur Tómas Gudbjartsson, who works as a costume designer at clothing producer Henson Sports in Reykjavík, recently found a message in a bottle on a beach near Krýsuvík in southwest Iceland with a logo he had revamped for a Faroese badminton club in the spring.


Krýsuvík. Photo by ESA.

“It was such a funny coincidence, that I of all people should find it on a beach where I had never been before,” Gudbjartsson told Morgunbladid, adding, “It would have been easier for them to call me or send me an email.”

He explained that representatives of the Faroese badminton club had contacted Henson in the spring, explained that they wanted to put more energy into the club and asked that Henson design new costumes for them with a new version of their logo.

Gudbjartsson was appointed with the task and sent the club his ideas but didn’t hear from them for a long time. “But I was always thinking about the project and waiting for them to place an order.” They finally did, shortly before he found the message in a bottle.

“My girlfriend had just moved to the country and I was showing her interesting sites. Recently I was walking with her on the beach near Krýsuvík where I had never been before. Suddenly I noticed sometime, a plastic bottle covered in seaweed. I kicked it and saw that there was something inside,” Gudbjartsson recounted.

“It turned out to be a message in a bottle and the first thing I noticed was the logo I had fixed for the Faroese club. I laughed myself senseless and didn’t understand what was going on,” he continued.

The bottle was all squashed and the letter wet but they dried it on the heating system in the car and were able to read what it said. “We saw that the message was number 76 and that it had been sent from the Faroe Islands in June. I had suddenly become a participant in the club’s prize game.”

Gudbjartsson said he hasn’t notified the Faroese badminton club of the discovery yet but the costumes are about to be finished and were expected to reach the Faroe Islands by the end of last week.


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