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Events 6th April 2017

Socialise: The Happy Film
Aideen McCole

'Working on The Happy Film made me profoundly unhappy.' So says Stefan Sagmeister of the project that went from being an 18 month film experiment into an 84 month ordeal. The starting point for the film was the question of whether…

In With the New 5th April 2017

In With the New: Amy O'Donnell
Amy ODonnell

Over the past two months we've spoken to a host of the 100's younger and newer members about their studies, their careers, their insights and obsessions. In With the New has been a really enjoyable series for us to put together, not least because it…

In With the New 3rd April 2017

In With the New: Mike Simpson
Mike Simpson

'My first interest in design came from the hip-hop culture in New York, mostly things like the graffiti and the old advertisements on the subways. I was taken aback by how people were using these letterforms, completely taking them apart and re- …

In With the New 28th March 2017

In With the New: Kate Brangan
Kate Brangan

'I was working in an agency in London and we were involved with a lot of projects in Ireland, which meant I was very aware of a lot of exciting things developing here. This constant focus on Ireland only emphasised how much I wanted to be in Ireland …

In With the New 20th March 2017

In With the New: Jordan Huysmans
Jordan Huysmans

'2016 was a tumultuous year that shifted world politics in a direction I don’t think many people expected. It was interesting to see the emerging work in response to this fear and uncertainty, and to see creatives of all disciplines come together …

In With the New 14th March 2017

In With the New: Keelin Coyle
Keelin Coyle

Some time spent living and working in Amsterdam and New York has provided plenty of great experience and inspiration for NCAD graduate Keelin Coyle, but it wasn't too long before home was calling... 'I am a total home bird, and I truly think Dublin …

In With the New 9th March 2017

In With the New: Steve O'Connell
Steve O Connell

'Living in London, I think I became over-saturated with cool graphic design – flyers adorned with experimental typography and bookshops packed with beautifully designed zines from indie publishers are everywhere. At first, it was amazing and I …

In With the New 6th March 2017

In With the New: Oscar Torrans
Oscar Torrans

'The most important thing I've learned so far? Being open and abandoning the word "should". After leaving college I had a more modernist approach and felt things "should" look a certain way or boxes need to ticked in order for it to be "good",but if…

In With the New 2nd March 2017

In With the New: Sarah McCoy
Sarah McCoy

Some time spent travelling after completing her studies at DIT has helped Sarah McCoy figures some things out. And what are those? 'That Dublin has such an exciting emerging design industry and I want to be here and be part of that. However, I think it&…

In With the New 28th February 2017

In With the New: Evan McGuinness
Evan McGuinness

 ‘I always had a desire to work in a different culture for both the professional and personal experience. I was drawn to Oslo for many reasons: after researching the other Scandinavian countries I felt Oslo had the most exciting and relatively …

Viewpoints 23rd February 2017

Viewpoints: Oran Day
Oran Day

In our latest series of Viewpoints, we've been asking people about design awards. First up, architect and IDI president George Boyle discussed the variety of criteria that …

Viewpoints 22nd February 2017

Viewpoints: Seán Mongey
Seán Mongey

Next up to consider the current state and future potential of design awards is Seán Mongey. Seán graduated NCAD's Visual Communication programme in 2008 and spent a number of years balancing work in various Dublin studios with …

Viewpoints 21st February 2017

Viewpoints: George Boyle
George Boyle

Designers are an opinionated bunch, and we happen to think that's a good thing! In order to get to the heart of some of the issues facing design today, and to hear some more of those opinions we've started Viewpoints, a series that poses a question …

In With the New 16th February 2017

In With the New: Ronan Kelly
Ronan Kelly

Ronan Kelly's done a bit of moving around in his time, having spent part of his childhood in Spain before returning to Ireland to study at IADT. Now he's in London where he is exploring ways of working with emerging technologies at Wieden+Kennedy…

In With the New 13th February 2017

In With the New: Ruza Leko
Ruza Leko

Having grown up in war torn Croatia, leaving her home town of Slavonski Brod wasn't a difficult decision for Ruza Leko. After a time spent working in bars and restaurants in Dublin, she decided to return to college to begin studying. First it was …

In With the New 9th February 2017

In With the New: Archie Heaslip
Archie Heaslip

'Last year, while out having a drink with some friends, we decided we should go to New York to take advantage of the J1 graduate visa. I don’t think we actually thought we’d make it over here and I’m still sometimes surprised that we …

Events 7th February 2017

Offset/Offsite
Aideen McCole

Dublin's flagship creative festival, Offset, returns for its seventh home edition from 17-19 February at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Thankfully for those of us who haven't grabbed tickets yet, early…

In With the New 6th February 2017

In With the New: Craig Sinnamon
Craig Sinnamon

WIT and Ravensbourne graduate and London-dweller Craig Sinnamon is on the hunt for brave clients. And while placing an ad in design journal Works that Work offering 'Graphic Design for the rich …

In With the New 2nd February 2017

In With the New: Shauna Buckley
Shauna Buckley

'I really enjoy when accidental graphic design happens, when people who haven’t been trained in the traditional sense create something lovely or …

In With the New 31st January 2017

In With the New: brennan & stevens
Freddie Stevens

'Despite the fact that we both love to travel we knew that if we were to set up a studio of our own we wanted it to be in Ireland. From our time freelancing we had built up a good client base that we would continue working with once we had set up on our…

In With the New 26th January 2017

In With the New: Bridget Butler
Bridget Butler

Up next in our new series of posts looking at the work of some of the younger and emerging members of the 100 is Bridget Butler. Bridget grew up in Wexford, studied in Limerick, spent a year working in Germany with …

In With the New 24th January 2017

In With the New: Studio Nugno
Eleonora Bigi

First up in our series of interviews with some of the Archive's younger and newer members is Studio Nugno. Eleonora and Luca both grew up in the north east of Italy but have made Dublin their home, and alongside …

Viewpoints 22nd December 2016

Representing Design
Nathalie Weadick

For our first series of Viewpoints we've asked a number of people to consider how design in represented in Ireland. First up we had thoughts from Kathryn Wilson, creative director…

Viewpoints 19th December 2016

Representing Design
Scott Burnett

Here at the 100 we're interested in looking at issues facing the design community from a number of angles. Right now we're taking a look at how and why the design industry is represented. First up, …

Viewpoints 15th December 2016

Representing Design
Kathryn Wilson

Here at the 100 we're interested in opinions, and not just our own. There are a great many issues, challenges and opportunities facing design in Ireland and Irish designers at home and around the world, and we want to hear and share more about them. One…

18th November 2016

The greatest brand identity of the 21st Century
Scott Burnett

As graphic designers we’re taught that the fundamentals of brand identity are logos, colour palettes, graphic systems and guidelines. As we learn more about it we covet images of bold and simple graphic icons painted 8ft high on the side of a …

2nd November 2016

Illustration Chronicles
Aideen McCole

A surprising lack of historical information or critical reflection on his discipline prompted Irish illustrator and writer Philip Kennedy to take matters into his own hands. The result? …

17th October 2016

12 things to know before judging design work
100 Archive Team

We stumbled across this post on design criticism from Chris O'Sullivan on Medium, and felt it was something that would be good to share …

14th October 2016

Johnny Kelly and Apple
Aideen McCole

Irish-born, London-based animator and director Johnny Kelly has racked up an impressive amount of commissions and collaborators, including Adobe, BMW, the International Olympic Committee and Vitra, while his two-minute …

6th September 2016

Fiona O'Leary – Design Products
Fiona OLeary

When we last talked to you, you’d just finished a year at Fabrica. Did this set you off on a new path? While I was at Fabrica, I developed a great interest in …

Record 23rd August 2016

Kevin Finn – Design Practice
Eamon Spelman

It’s fairly common practice for design graduates to leave Irish shores and gain experience abroad, only to return home a few years later to benefit the industry here. Some, however, decide to stay and make their career in their adopted country…

Events 30th June 2016

POST Design Festival
Aideen McCole

For a long time, there has been a lack of open conversation about how design works, something that the 100 Archive's series' such as Modern Practice and …

Sustainable Work 23rd June 2016

Christian Titze
Paul Woods

Christian Titze is Business Director at Edenspiekermann LA. Long working hours are something that have long been taken for granted in the creative industry. In your experience, is this still the case and do you expect this to …

11th May 2016

Redesigning the Art Gallery: Iverna
Aideen McCole

Launched late last year, Iverna.ie is an online gallery dedicated to contemporary Irish art, founded by artist and curator James Earley, probably best known for his striking …

28th April 2016

Designing ADIFF
Aideen McCole

The Dublin International Film Festival has been running since 2003, bringing a host of high quality Irish and international cinema to an increasing and diversifying audience. Its 2016 edition, which was held from 18-28 …

Sustainable Work 5th April 2016

Ray Doyle
Paul Woods

Ray is a Dublin based creative director, photographer and filmmaker. Long working hours are something that have long been taken for granted in the creative industry. In your experience, is this still the case and do you expect …

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