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Monthly Picks 1st February 2018

CI Studio's February Picks
Mel ORourke

Now that we've all had a month to hibernate it's high time we start getting out and about again, right? With this in mind we at CI Studio have compiled what we're looking forward to seeing and doing this month, along with sharing what …

12th January 2018

Consult and Collaborate: 25 January
100 Archive Team

Thursday 25 January, 6-8pm Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 RSVP (spaces are limited) 2018 …

The Personality of Irish Design 11th January 2018

Benjamin Messingschlager
Paul Woods

In 2015, while studying at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, German designer Benjamin Messingschlager came to Dublin to meet with and interview a host of Irish designers in order to …

The Personality of Irish Design 10th January 2018

Cian McKenna
Cian McKenna

Cian McKenna is a freelance motion designer and art director hailing from the Visual Communications BA in DIT. After interning in the 3x3 programme Cian worked in a number of Irish design …

The Personality of Irish Design 9th January 2018

Sharon Walsh
Paul Woods

Up next is Sharon Walsh, a designer from Dublin who has been working in an array of studios - in an array of countries - since she graduated from IADT in 2012. She has worked on a host of different…

The Personality of Irish Design 8th January 2018

Aoife Dooley
Paul Woods

First up answering Paul's questions on the personality of Irish design is Aoife Dooley. Aoife is an illustrator, author and comedian who hails from the Northside. She studied at Coláiste…

Record 21st December 2017

Eamon Spelman

Most design agencies are formed through a college friendship or working relationship but, for Charlie O’Neill and Jole Bortoli, it was encountering each other's posters on the streets of Dublin that gave them the idea to join forces and …

14th December 2017

Postcards from the Future: Social Dreaming
Brenda Dermody

Billed as an exciting and immersive festival of ideas, attitudes and innovations the Future offered four strands of presentations and discussions covering a range of fluid and overlapping themes including; analogue entrepreneurs, new opportunists, future …

13th December 2017

Consult and Collaborate
100 Archive Team

A couple of weeks ago we were in touch about 2018 plans for the 100 Archive. These included some outline information on staff, new funding streams and partnerships. We got some really useful initial feedback and feel it's worth discussing some of these …

Postcards from the future 8th December 2017

Postcards from the future: Life & Surprise
Shane Delahunty

The Future & the Meaning of Life. Two things that people are afraid of, yet can talk shite about considerably as if they have a clue. Try as we might, no matter how much we talk ourselves into believing it, the future is just not as clear as we can all …

Postcards from the future 6th December 2017

Postcards from the future: Possible paths
Catherine Robertson

I very consciously went into The Future seeking something outside of my own immediate sphere of interests. What exactly this was going to be, I didn’t really know – but I decided to embrace the theme and sought out speakers that I hoped would …

Postcards from the future 4th December 2017

Postcards from the future: The art of talking to strangers
Simon Sweeney

If any of you spoke to me at any point over the weekend that contained The Future you probably heard me go on about any and or all the points below so feel free to close this tab and read the other more interesting …

Postcards from the future 1st December 2017

Postcards from the future: Find new ways forward
Lara Hanlon

Growing up, I only ever thought about the future in terms of technological advances, science fiction, utopian and dystopian worlds. It all seemed so far away and out of my control. Today when I think about the future, my hopes and fears lie with …

Postcards from the future 29th November 2017

Postcards from the future: Democratise the debate
Anusia Grennell

The future (with a little ‘f’) is unknown and therefore nothing can be posited for certain. With that in mind, the role of a conference thus titled is to facilitate speculation and debate. This highly-anticipated addition to the …

Postcards from the future 27th November 2017

Postcards from the future: Known Unknowns
Marcus Swan

On the 3rd and 4th of November we made our way to the RDS and immersed ourselves in the future – a head-spinning, brain-popping, back-aching new festival that we were happy to be part of. As it was the …

24th November 2017

The Times They Are A-Changin'
100 Archive Team

Amid leading tours at Open House Dublin, hosting discussions at The Future, speaking at international events and continuing to share interviews and insights with the Irish design community here on the site, we have been hard at work behind the scenes to …

22nd November 2017

People of Pentagram: Ken Deegan and Jack Collins
Aideen McCole

Earlier this week we spoke to Rory Simms, Associate Partner at Pentagram and Paula Scher's right-hand man. Now we take a …

20th November 2017

People of Pentagram: Rory Simms
Aideen McCole

As exciting as it is to see such a huge amount of project submissions entered to the 100 Archive from around Ireland each year, it's also a testament to the talent and hard work of many Irish designers that a significant amount of work comes from …

Events 1st November 2017

100 x The Future
Aideen McCole

The Future is nearly here... Here at the 100 Archive we're looking forward to finding out what a new event for Dublin could hold, but not content with merely turning up and taking it in, we've planned TWO great …

30th October 2017

The Future Fringe
Aideen McCole

While Dublin becomes home to The Future, a brand new large-scale conference, The Future Fringe offers small-scale, discursive and free alternatives. Head to the Tara Building on 1 November for a hands-on workshop introducing students and practitioners of …

20th October 2017

ICADemy - Type
100 Archive Team

ICADemy is a new professional development initiative from ICAD. The events will combine theory and practice with a focus on getting …

5th October 2017

Visit the Future
100 Archive Team

We’re delighted to be partnering with theFuture, a new event setting out to explore the innovative thinking and doing that is changing the way we live and work. With a serious line up of international industry …

Events 29th September 2017

100 x Mostro Design Camp Milano
Aideen McCole

From 6-12 October a brand new design event comes to Milan. Mostro Graphic Design Camp presents contemporary graphic arts and visual communication from around Europe through presentations, discussions and exhibitions …

Events 12th September 2017

Alphabet Streets: Graphic Design in the City
Aideen McCole

This October sees the return of Open House Dublin, Ireland's largest architecture festival, and this year we at the 100 Archive are taking part! We have teamed up with a number of designers and …

Events 11th September 2017

Above the Fold Art & Design Table Quiz
Aideen McCole

To fund its upcoming Culture Night event at the Tara Building, Above the Fold is hosting an Art & Design …

Viewpoints 4th August 2017

Viewpoints: Jane Gleeson
Jane Gleeson

So far we have had two interesting perspectives on how to bring about gender equality in design. First off, Kim Mackenzie-Doyle introduced some of the work she is undertaking at …

Viewpoints 3rd August 2017

Viewpoints: Tadhg Murray
Tadhg Murray

Yesterday we heard from Kim Mackenzie-Doyle about her plans to tackle gender inequality through her IDI Presidency. Next we hear from someone at the other end of the scale, recent NCAD Visual Communication graduate Tadhg Murray. In his final year of …

Viewpoints 2nd August 2017

Viewpoints: Kim Mackenzie-Doyle
Kim Mackenzie-Doyle

It is safe to say that in recent years we have seen a significant resurgance in support for women's rights and gender equality. A sense of 'enough is enough' has led to movements such as #…

31st July 2017

Love Me Tender: is the tender system stacked against Irish design?
Marcus Swan

With another design job for an Irish national institution created by a non-Irish studio, is it time to look at the tender process and how Irish design approaches and engages with it? When it comes to design on an international …

10th July 2017

We are at Sea
Kate Brangan

First published in the American Neptune in April 1944, the essay ‘Fluid Geography’ was written by design maverick, visionary and activist, Richard Buckminster Fuller. In Fluid Geography, Fuller discussed, among other things, the generic …

Record 5th July 2017

Tony O'Hanlon - Part Two
Eamon Spelman

In the second of two articles (read part one here), Eamon Spelman speaks to Tony O'Hanlon about the opportunities and challenges working for the European Design Group (Digital), his …

Record 22nd June 2017

Tony O'Hanlon - Part One
Eamon Spelman

There are few Irish designers who have had as deep and lasting an impact on the Irish graphic design landscape as Tony O’Hanlon, a designer whose influence and esteem goes far beyond these shores. In the first of a two part piece, he talks to …

Events 15th May 2017

Back to the Future: the 2016 100 Archive launch
Aideen McCole

Drumroll, please: the 2016 Archive is ready to be announced! After much deliberation of the 350+ submissions we received this year, the panel has whittled it down to 100 great pieces of Irish graphic design. To mark the occasion, fill you guys in on what&#…

Events 24th April 2017

Irish Degree Shows 2017
Aideen McCole

Here we go, it's 2017 degree show season! We've begun compiling dates and details for all art, design, fashion and architecture shows we can find all over the island of Ireland to help you see the best new work from young Irish creatives. …

20th April 2017

In-house Insight
Amy West

Amy West graduated from Visual Communication Design in IADT in 2013 and spent three years working as part of the design team for the Web Summit, which she spoke to us about here before…

Viewpoints 13th April 2017

Viewpoints: Simon Sweeney
Simon Sweeney

This time round we've been gathering some viewpoints about the dreaded world of design criticism. First up, Jarrett Fuller called for a wide range of voices to contribute to a …

Viewpoints 12th April 2017

Viewpoints: Anna Kealey
Anna Kealey

This time round Viewpoints has taken a look at design criticism, with designer, writer and host of Scratching the Surface Jarrett Fuller advocating for a broad range of voices to …

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