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In With the New #2 3rd March 2019

In With The New: Laurie Concannon
Laurie Concannon

While the majority of Irish designers are urban-based, both in Ireland and abroad, there are many more setting up shop in rural areas. Last summer the 100 Archive published ‘Beyond …

In With the New #2 28th February 2019

Alex Synge's March picks
Alex Synge

Dublin born and Belfast based designer Alex Synge takes us through the best things to attend, watch, read and listen to this March and he's aiming to keep things balanced."Given that I'm from Dublin but live in Belfast and that March is (…

News 21st February 2019

100 Archive x Design Talent
100 Archive Team

The 100 Archive are excited to announce a new partnership with Design Talent!  A brand new Irish design board offering a much needed service for the Irish design industry. On Design Talent you can list …

In With the New #2 20th February 2019

In With The New: Katie Kidd
Katie Kidd

Dublin-born Katie Kidd studied visual communication at the National College of Art and Design, combining both her love of art and her love of writing. “I learned how to bring these two things together in the most aesthetically-pleasing way: from …

Events 14th February 2019

Responsive Web Typography Workshop
100 Archive Team

Our friends at Design Enterprise Skillnet are offering 100 Archive users a €100 discounted rate for a workshop in CAI House, Pearse Street, with Richard Rutter on 7 March, 9am—5pm. A world-renowned authority …

In With the New #2 13th February 2019

In With The New: Dominic Stanley
Dominic Stanley

Dominic Stanley grew up in Clontarf, studied business in Waterford and worked as an accountant in Dublin for six years before a unique and challenging situation gave him the opportunity to change the focus of his career. “I was in my late twenties …

In With the New #2 7th February 2019

Red Dog's February Picks
Catherine Robertson

January was a prolonged exercise in gloomy hibernation but, just like wood frogs crawling out from under a rock and defrosting their cold hearts, the Red Dog gang are back in the high life and  ready to fill our heads with as …

In With the New #2 4th February 2019

In With the New: Jamie Smyth
Jamie Smyth

Now based in London, Jamie Smyth originally hails from Tramore in Co. Waterford. “Waterford was a great place to grow up. It has a great countryside, sound people, lovely blaas* and a large, active arts scene.” Since the age of 15, he knew he …

In With the New #2 28th January 2019

In With the New: Sara Celik
Sara Celik

First up in our series of interviews with some of the Archive's newer and younger members is Sara Celik. It was Sara’s passion for art that lead her to pursue graphic design as a career. Born to a Turkish dad and an Irish mam, Sara spent the …

Map Irish Design 21st December 2018

Map Irish Design: FAQs
100 Archive Team

We’ve had some questions from you about our open call for people to help us with ‘Map Irish Design’, our Creative Ireland funded research and communication project. If you’re interested in getting involved, read on, and remember…

News 5th December 2018

2018 Deadline
100 Archive Team

The 2018 deadline is upon us: get your work from this year submitted by 31.01.19 in order to be in the running for the 2018 Archive Selection. The 2018 Archive Selection should show the breadth of graphic and communication design in Ireland…

News 3rd December 2018

Bold's December picks
Leon Butler

Our December picks straddle the Shannon with things to do in Dublin, Galway, Sligo and Clare, courtesy of Bold's Leon Butler. No excuses not to get out and do something this month. Here we go: The 126 Gallery in Galway has it&rsquo…

Map Irish Design 26th November 2018

100 x Creative Ireland: Map Irish Design
100 Archive Team

Earlier this year it was announced that 30 organisations and projects nationwide would receive funding from Creative Ireland through its National Creativity Fund, allowing diverse creative projects to occur all over Ireland in 2019. We are delighted to say …

Events 16th November 2018

100 x Rams
100 Archive Team

Rams, the latest design documentary from US filmmaker Gary Hustwit looking at the life and work of German designer Dieter Rams, comes to Dublin! Join the 100 Archive, Various Artists and the director himself for the Irish premier in ODEON Point …

Events 5th November 2018

Zero-G's November picks
Stephen Ledwidge

Here's a picture of an empty Zero-G. They've all left the studio to go do fun things this November. Here are some of those things: EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS  Dublin Art and Architecture Book Fair 23&…

Events 31st October 2018

100 x Design Camp
100 Archive Team

Belfast Design Week returns for its fourth edition next month, from 6—11 November, and we will be there! We will present as part of the festival's feature conference, …

Events 26th October 2018

Design Leaders Conference 2018
100 Archive Team

The Design Leaders Conference, returning to Light House Cinema, Smithfield, on Thursday 8 November, brings together thought leaders and subject matter experts to lead business-focused conversations and learning on the challenges of managing creative …

News 24th October 2018

The new Archive Panel: 2018/2020
100 Archive Team

This year the changing of the guard occurs for both of our panels. Here we introduce our new Archive Panel 2018/20, but first off a massive thanks goes to James Cullen, Aoife Flynn, Kasia Ozmin, Eamon Spelman and Paul Woods for selecting the past three…

News 22nd October 2018

The new Professional Panel: 2018/2020
100 Archive Team

With our previous professional panel stepping down, it's time to introduce five new assessors. First off though, a massive thank you to Lara Hanlon, David Caron, Richard McElveen, Simon Richards and John Gavin for assessing a total of 778 projects over …

News 17th October 2018

New additions to the Steering Committee
100 Archive Team

New partnerships, new funding and soon new panellists: there have been a lot of changes here at the 100 Archive this year. While we were at it we thought we would bring some new perspectives onto the steering committee in order to keep the organisation…

Events 15th October 2018

100 x Fuse:d
100 Archive Team

We are thrilled to have been invited to participate in 'Good Design is Good Business', an upcoming event in Wexford run by Fuse:d. Fuse:d is a voluntary, not for profit, design and business network based in the South East. They raise …

Events 8th October 2018

Alphabet Streets: Graphic Design in the Docklands
100 Archive Team

Open House Dublin, Ireland's largest architecture festival, returns from 12—14 October and once again the 100 Archive is taking part! We have teamed up with a number of designers and clients whose …

Events 4th October 2018

Hurrah Hurrah's October picks
Robin Foley

Lots happening in Cork in October. As well as the Cork Jazz Festival and Folk, below are the good folks at Hurrah Hurrah's picks for the month: Alice Maher - …

Events 12th September 2018

Unthink's September picks
Noelle Cooper

Back to school time always seems to herald a HEAP of things to see and do. As such, the good folks at Unthink have rounded up a veritable tonne of recommendations for you to get through this month. Let's get going... EXHIBITIONS…

Beyond the Pale 7th September 2018

Liveable Limerick
Conor Buckley

‘The idea of setting up a studio began in Dublin 5 years ago, however we moved to Limerick to realise the plan. Limerick is an affordable place to be, so in the early days we could take more risks, take on the kind of work we wanted to do and turn …

Beyond the Pale 27th August 2018

Beyond the Border
Alex Synge

‘What made me decide to set up shop in Belfast? Love! My wife is from Antrim. We met in college in Dublin, but only started going out a decade later. We did the long distance thing for a few years, but after a while, it felt like a logical next step …

Beyond the Pale 20th August 2018

It's Always Sunny...
Brian Byrne

‘When I graduated from Waterford IT in 1999 I wanted to travel. Like so many others, I went to South East Asia and on to Australia. I picked up my first ‘design’ job in Sydney. The newspaper ad stated that a ‘City Centre Agency&rsquo…

Beyond the Pale 10th August 2018

Free Range at Design Farm
Maria ORourke

‘I feel strongly that workplaces need to offer more flexibility; working to the beat of the 9-to-5 clock isn’t always conducive to being creative. We need to be more imaginative and allow people to work where they are most productive, be that …

Events 7th August 2018

Save As: creating and preserving Irish digital design
100 Archive Team

How do we preserve digital-born content — websites, apps, software and systems — when our means of making, using and saving them change so quickly? How will we look back on the digital products and experiences of the early 21st century, and what…

Events 3rd August 2018

ODDesign's August picks
Daniel ODonoghue

Situated in the North West but with an eye on (seemingly) everything happening everywhere, ODDesign provides the picks for August. For things to listen to, visit, enjoy and discover all over Ireland and beyond, read on... FESTIVALS…

Beyond the Pale 1st August 2018

Loving Laois
Gillian Reidy

Though she was born and trained in Dublin, when Gill Reidy fell for a farmer, she moved to Laois in 1999, and now runs her studio, Penhouse, from a set of converted stone farm buildings near Stradbally. While working …

Beyond the Pale 25th July 2018

Graphics in Galway
Niall Warde

Niall Warde is a freelance designer who is from Galway, living in Galway and quick to tell you what’s what in Galway. ‘We have the arts festival every year, the Film Fleadh, the Jazz Festival and almost every kind of festival or event imaginable…

Beyond the Pale 23rd July 2018

Designing in Donegal
Daniel ODonoghue

‘When initially considering a complete relocation from the metropolis that is London to the north west of Ireland we had many reservations: will we be out of sight and out of mind? Will our London clients come with us? Are we too far away from Dublin…

Beyond the Pale 20th July 2018

Way Out West
Cillian Ó Mongáin

‘When I moved here first I worked with a 56kb dial-up modem. I used to burn my work to CDs and give them to the CIE bus driver who would give it to a courier in Dublin. But it worked!’ Cillian Ó Mong&…

Beyond the Pale 18th July 2018

The Bammedia Balance
Bridget Kerrigan

‘I’m a Galway native, but studied design in Letterkenny, Donegal. My career started working in a printing firm in Galway and from there I moved to Dublin where I worked in many printers, publishing houses and design studios before moving to …

Beyond the Pale 16th July 2018

Hurrah Hurrah for Cork
Robin Foley

Our new Beyond the Pale series aims to shed light on design practice outside Dublin and get under the skin of the many design communities we have around Ireland. First up is a chat with Hurrah Hurrah, a …

Events 13th July 2018

Design in Business @ STEAMWORKS
100 Archive Team

If you're in the south east and fancy some design chats, Boxworks co-working space in Waterford City, in partnership with fuse:d, hosts an event focussed on design in business on Thursday 19 July. 'Design in Business @STEAMWORKS' takes a …

Events 10th July 2018

Red&Grey's July picks
Deirdre Rawle

When we asked Red&Grey for recommendations for things to do in July, they suggested 'ice cream, short shorts and a bag of cans'. The tips didn't really need any improving, but nevertheless they came back with a host of other things in case …

Events 8th June 2018

Chapter's June picks
Deirdre Corcoran

This month's picks focus in on the second city, thanks to a ream of recommendations from Cork's own Chapter. Chapter submitted work to the 100 Archive for the first time last year and have already managed two selections in the 2017 Archive! They …

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