We’re delighted to have five of our six submissions to the 100 Archive make it through this year. We’re honoured to have had the chance to work with some truly amazing clients and collaborators with our work with Noel Bowler, City of Physics, Notion, Mourne Textiles, the Face Forward Conference and DIT School of Architecture making the 2015 selection.
A big thank you to 100Archive for putting together such a great platform and to the panel for being so good to us. On to 2016!
So we’ve finally managed to get our foot on the property (project) ladder. Delighted to be working with the newly-formed Dublin Loft Company on their premier development Oxmanstown Lofts situated at the base of Smithfield Square. We’ve had particular fun working on this project and researching the interesting history of the area. One of our outcomes was this display face snappily flicking by above which references traditional wrought branding irons used in the markets of the past.
We’re delighted to be working with Baluba and Kildare Village on an exciting new venture. A store showcasing the best of Irish designed products and fashion will launch in a retail space in Kildare Village. The project will be rolling out towards the end of February so keep a hairy eyeball!
Lets start the new year with great intentions; new year, new website! We’ve put together this ‘temporary’ website that shows a little more of the goings on here in the studio and some of our output over the last few years. We’ve received some funny comments about our lack of web presence so felt it was about time something was done.
A portfolio site is always going to be a Pandora’s box for a bunch of overly critical designers so we thought, start small and grow through use, would be the best way to go about it. Done is better than perfect after all!
We’ve been collaborating over the last few months with Typography Ireland on their website as well as a site for the international typography conference they have been organising, Face Forward. We designed and built their website in collaboration with Bong International. We got some online kudos for both sites too, which is always a plus.
We feel our studio christmas card this year is equal parts festive and religious, despite being a pack of heathens. Happy holidays to all our clients, suppliers, friends and family! Have a good one and here’s to 2016!
Kudos to Mel at Creative Inc for the lovely photo!
We’ve been doing some work with the amazing photographer Noel Bowler. This is a sleeve we designed to house a selection of photos that he can give to clients or publishers.
Once in a while you have the chance to work with truly inspiring individuals. While working on City of Physics we had the opportunity to not only work with some of Ireland’s most notable scientists (Dr.Shane Bergin and Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin) but also some of Ireland’s finest illustrators and photographers who came together to bring the city of Dublin the wonder of physics from the cosmic to the atomic. Check out their website for more.
We’re working with an exciting company launching a new specialised chair specifically designed for musicians. They’ll crowdfund it through Kickstarter and we were lucky to work on the identity, art direction and website. More soon...
Best of luck to all the DIT Architecture students part of Industria 2015 that launch their exhibition tonight in Waterford city.
Industria asks students to prepare both strategic urban visions and create architectural proposals with potential investors for the city of Waterford, Ireland’s fifth largest city.
We were lucky enough to work with them on an identity and publication for the project.
We’ve been working with a new steak restaurant called Featherblade on Dawson Street. Their steaks are cooked specially to suit the unusual cuts of meat they use and are (in their words) ‘juicy tender’. Should you be a meat fan we highly recommend it.
We’ve been working collaboratively with Notion for a few years now and where delighted when they asked us to help them out with some print material for their own product line vowellessly titled, NTN.
It came as a bit of a shock to us to be asked to speak to students and industry at the Dice conference in Letterkenny, IT along side some amazing designers including the Stone Twins and Annie Atkins amongst others. A huge thank you to Joe Coll for organising the conference and a weekend.
We were honoured to be asked by Ciaran Ó Gaora to collaborate with Zero-G on the development of an identity as well as print material and website for Ireland 2016, Ireland’s Centenary Programme.