News & Events

21st September 2020

Design Leaders Conference 2020
100 Archive Team

The Design Leaders Conference 2020 goes virtual! But whatever the format, the event is intended to give those leading design teams and design studios the space to re-charge, share ideas, learn and reimagine the future. Presented by Design Skillnet…

2nd June 2020

The 2019 100 Archive Selection is live!
Aideen McCole

It’s hard to believe but here we are: the 100 Archive has made its tenth annual selection of contemporary communication design, made by designers all over Ireland and Irish designers working all …

27th April 2020

Map Irish Design is live!
100 Archive Team

A major research and communication project, and the biggest project the 100 Archive has undertaken to date, Map Irish Design, is now live! Thanks to stellar work by the project team …

27th February 2020

100 Archive's New Contributors
100 Archive Team

The intention of the 100 Archive is not just to present contemporary design, but to discuss and contextualise it. We want the site to be a place to consider design from a range of perspectives and for people to begin to better understand design and its …

24th January 2020

2019 Submissions: FAQs
100 Archive Team

With one week to go until the deadline for 2019 submissions (Friday 31 January) design projects from all over Ireland and from Irish designers overseas are beginning to come in thick and fast. Hitting a stumbling block with your own submission? Here are …

6th December 2019

Call for Entries 2019
100 Archive Team

Well, it's that time of year again. While submissions for the 100 Archive are accepted year round, none bar the most organised of us has managed to make any. So here we go, it's deadline time: you have until 31 January 2020 to get your 2019 …

1st October 2019

Alphabet Streets: Graphic Design in the City
100 Archive Team

Open House Dublin, Ireland's largest architecture festival, returns from 11—13 October and once again the 100 Archive is taking part! We have teamed up with a number of designers and clients whose work features in our archives to take a look at …

20th June 2019

100 x NLI Web Archive 2019
Aislinn Purcell

In late 2017 we began a partnership with the Digital Collections Department in the National Library of Ireland to include 100 Archive website selections in the National Web Archive. While almost all 100 Archive website selections were included in a domain …

13th June 2019

The Future of Design: Launch Breakfast
100 Archive Team

Join Design Enterprise Skillnet for breakfast on Friday 21 June for a panel discussion about The Future of Design and the leadership capabilities our industry needs to begin developing now. The event will also launch  DES's …

23rd May 2019

The 2018 100 Archive Selection is live!
100 Archive Team

It’s here, it’s finally here! After months of deliberation, our Professional Panel and Archive Panel have assessed 414 projects from a record 153 submitting designers and the 100 projects which reflect design and life in Ireland in 2018 have …

21st May 2019

Evolving the Archive
Aideen McCole

In mid 2018 we were delighted to find out that the 100 Archive was successful in an application for a community heritage grant from the Heritage Council as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH). The …

15th May 2019

100 Archive 2018 Selection Launch
100 Archive Team

The time has finally come: let's see what work has made it into the 2018 Archive Selection and raise a glass to all the designers, studios, collaborators and clients who made it happen! Every year the 100 Archive presents the best of Irish communication…

9th May 2019

2019 Degree Shows
Aislinn Purcell

Degree show season is already upon us again! Keeping up our tradition, we've started putting a list together of as many upcoming graduate shows from various institutions across the country. As always we will continue to add to this list in the …

5th April 2019

OFFSET 2019 picks
Aislinn Purcell

OFFSET the highly anticipated festival returns today for its eighth edition from April 5th - 7th taking a new home at The Point Square. A wide variety of events are running with guest practitioners ranging from the fields of Graphic Design, Photography…

3rd April 2019

Designs on Growth Programme
100 Archive Team

Design Enterprise Skillnet are running a six month Business Growth & Management Development Programme starting on Thursday, May 2nd 2019 09:00 - 17:00. The programme sets out to effectively address your business …

29th March 2019

Mastering The Client Relationship Workshop
100 Archive Team

Design Enterprise Skillnet is running their third Mastering The Client Relationship workshop with Jonathan Kirk founder of Up to the Light and new business director for …

7th March 2019

Presentation Skills Workshop
100 Archive Team

Join Design Enterprise Skillnet and Core Learning for a one-day workshop on presentation skills that will cover every aspect of presentation skills, from profiling your audience to delivering the presentation they want to hear. Delivered by …

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 …

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 …

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…

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 …

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, …

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 …

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…

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 …

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…

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 …

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 …

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…

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 …

25th May 2018

100 x Data
100 Archive Team

Well here we are, the day we've been waiting for (for more reasons than one...): it's now Friday 25 May, aka the deadline for compliance with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. Here at the 100 Archive we have made a few tweaks and have…

27th April 2018

2018 Degree Shows
Aideen McCole

Degree show season is just around the corner (in fact, if you're in Clare you can catch the last day of the Burren School of Art show today...), so we've begun compiling details on as many showcases from every creative discipline we can think of in …

15th March 2018

100 x OFFSET2018
100 Archive Team

OFFSET2018 ​Friday 23-Sunday 25 March Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2 Tickets here We are delighted to contribute …

26th February 2018

2017 100 Archive Launch
100 Archive Team

We are delighted to announce that we will launch the 2017 100 Archive as part of this year's OFFSITE on Thursday 22 March! With the help of the OFFSET team we will raise a glass to the designers, studios, clients and commissioners who have made it into …

25th January 2018

100 × NLI
100 Archive Team

We are delighted to announce that in 2018 we begin a partnership with the National Library of Ireland to begin to digitally preserve websites selected by the 100 Archive through the NLI's Web Archive…

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

13th June 2017

The 2016 Archive is launched!
Aideen McCole

After a flurry of submissions, months of deliberation and a fancy shindig in Twitter's EMEA Headquarters in Dublin, 381 submissions have been whittled down to 100 great pieces of Irish graphic design and …

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&#…

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. …

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…

7th February 2017

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…

23rd December 2016

Everybody loves a deadline — 31.01.17
Brian Nolan

As we are counting down to 2017 take a little time to look back at 2016 and think about what work you will submit to the 100 Archive. As ever you can submit work at any time and all projects that have made it onto the site in 2016 are automatically reviewed…

1st December 2016

100 Archive Industry Survey
100 Archive Team

Who, Why, How much... For some time now it has become clear that the borders are blurring. Visual communications had a relatively clear set or parameters and it was easy to define.  Design is now seen as an asset that …

28th September 2016

2016 deadline: you heard it here first…
Aideen McCole

Here at the 100 we’re plotting and planning next year’s activities with such excitement that we thought we would take the time to remind you of next year’s first and arguably most important event: submission for the 2016 archive selection…

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 …

15th March 2016

Welcoming a new Archive Panel
David Smith

The Professional Panel – David, John, Lara, Simon and Richard –  have completed their task and have cut down in excess of 500 entries to the glorious selection of work…

16th December 2015

Deadline for 2015 projects — 31.01.16
Brian Nolan

As we are counting down to 2016 take a little time to look back at 2015 and prepare your entries for the Archive. As ever you can submit work at any time and all projects that have made it onto the site in 2015 are automatically reviewed by our Archive …

7th December 2015

Many Hands Make Site Work
David Wall

The site that we built over the last few months and launched last week is a starting point. It’s designed to change in line with the next steps of the longer term 100 Archive …

2nd December 2015

The Next Chapter
Scott Burnett

Well, we’ve just launched an updated website. It’s been a year in the making all things considered and was made possible thanks to support from ID2015 and key members of the 100 Archive community. While much core thinking remains in place, we …

26th November 2015

Face Forward's First Outing
Aideen McCole

‘In comparison to other disciplines typography is noticeably under-theorised, and we believe this has had the effect of limiting the status of the practice in a number of spheres. As a consequence, concrete theoretical or methodological positions for …

20th October 2015

Offset Goes Offshore: London 2015
Aideen McCole

Six years ago Offset was a wild idea for a totally new creative conference in Liberty Hall. Last April saw the conference's sixth edition, with over 2,500 attendees from Ireland and overseas descending on Bord G…

22nd May 2015

Credit Where Credit's Due
Brian Nolan

As a member of 100 Archive you are encouraged to associate with our activity, recognise a success or simply support and promote what we do. Increasingly our members are referencing their presence on the Archive, or simply using it as a way of …

9th January 2015

2014 Deadline Approaches
Scott Burnett

The clock is ticking... Hopefully the hangovers have all passed and you're primed and ready for the year ahead. But before you shoot off to design the crap out of 2015 [which is of course the year of Irish design] we hope you&#…

22nd July 2014

100 Needs You!
Scott Burnett

As you've no doubt reasoned from our last couple of posts, the last couple of months were, well, busy. In fact the last couple of years developing this project have been exciting, interesting and, at times, frantic. The challenges in managing the …

9th July 2014

Sorry to keep you waiting, please take a seat.
Brian Nolan

So its been a while, a little longer than we had planned, but very soon, we hope you will agree it's been worth the wait. When we set out on this archive and community building project we had to make some educated guesses. This helped us develop…

5th March 2014

The Archive Criteria
David Smith

At the end of each year an independent critical review of all projects in the 100 Future will determine up to a maximum of 100 projects to be included in the 100 Past. 100 Past will grow year by year into an accessible and historical archive, the aim of …

4th March 2014

The Archive Panel
Scott Burnett

Now that the door has closed on submissions, we're delighted to introduce the panel tasked with shaping the 2010—13 archive entries. In identifying this panel we wanted to provide a range of perspectives from proven and balanced advocates of …

22nd February 2014

The FINAL Deadline!
Scott Burnett

The last leg! Well we've had a great response so far. Lots of amazing projects completed since 2010 have made it through to our long-list. The end of February is the deadline for your 2013 projects, and due to popular demand we're extending an …

30th September 2013

Next Deadlines
Scott Burnett

So hopefully you all got your 2010 projects up in time? We certainly had a good response. But no time to rest on your laurels, it's time to get thinking about what else you should submit, and here's some milestones to focus the mind. …

2nd September 2013

Deadline for 2010 projects
Scott Burnett

Deadline for 2010 projects: Monday 30 September Join the future before it becomes the past! Submitting your work to 100 Future means that it's eligible for inclusion in the archive. Each year up to 100 projects that give …

14th August 2013

100 Archive & ICAD
Brian Nolan

100 Archive are delighted to have the support of the Institute of Creative Advertising and Design (ICAD). We have been working with them to identify projects and individuals of merit which should be included …

14th August 2013

Introducing 100 Now
David Wall

We’re very happy to introduce 100 Now. This news feed will connect the various parts of the 100 Archive, and offer insights and opinions that come from the project and inform it. We’ve backdated the feed with our guest posts from the …