Map Irish Design

Map Irish Design is the most significant project undertaken by 100 Archive to date: with support from the Creative Ireland Programme we are looking at the material we have gathered from 2010 onwards (that's almost 3000 projects submitted by and credited to 1000 designers registered on our site) and its associated data in order to demonstrate the role of design in relation to Irish life, culture, commerce and society. Read on for progress and see our findings in spring 2020 over on map.100archive.com...

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 …

26th April 2020

Interview with Language
Elaine McDevitt

We sat down in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios with David Joyce, founder of Language, and …

26th April 2020

Interview with Deirdre Corcoran
Elaine McDevitt

We took a trip to Cork to visit Chapter. and sit down with the studio’s founder and creative director Deirdre Corcoran. We spoke…

26th April 2020

Interview with Mel O'Rourke
Elaine McDevitt

We visited CI Studio in Herbert Mews to chat to founder and Creative Director Mel O’Rourke to find out more about design…

26th April 2020

Coffee Culture
Aideen McCole

It’s far from flat whites that we were reared, yet looking around any town or city in Ireland you would be forgiven for thinking otherwise. One in three Irish people now buys a coffee at least once a day, and this is a figure that seems to have been …

26th April 2020

Architecture, Property and Construction
Aideen McCole

No industry has been as closely associated with Ireland’s boom and bust (and boom again) than construction. And while the …

26th April 2020

Design Initiatives
Elaine McDevitt

How does the design profession portray itself and how is this manifested within the 100 Archive? The design industry has been working to communicate what it is and what it does for as long as it’s been designing. In Ireland, we have professional …

26th April 2020

Decade of Centenaries
Elaine McDevitt

In January 2020, plans to commemorate the Royal Irish Constabulary, an armed police force that existed until 1922 under the authority of the British administration in Ireland met with so far unparalleled levels of public debate around the Decade of …

26th April 2020

Sustainability
Elaine McDevitt

As a trend, a term, a movement, sustainability is fast becoming ubiquitous as we collectively examine our consumer choices and environmental impact. It’s therefore no surprise that we’ve seen it emerge within the 100 Archive in recent years …

26th April 2020

Interview with Ann Mulrooney
Elaine McDevitt

Work for the cultural sector is a significant proportion of the projects submitted to the 100 Archive each year. In order to understand the impact design has within the cultural sector, we chatted to curator and cultural manager Ann Mulrooney about …

26th April 2020

Interview with Rory Simms
Elaine McDevitt

While he was on a flying visit home, we caught up with Rory Simms, designer in Pentagram NYC. He talked to us about his education in IADT, his move to the States and the work he’s most proud of…

26th April 2020

CDs, LPs and 1 Cassette Tape
Aideen McCole

‘Streaming in the car and kitchen, vinyl in the living room and the den.’ — Jack White You don’t need to …

26th April 2020

Print, Practice and the Polls
Aideen McCole

Design has a unique capacity to reflect our changing values. Design’s relationship to consumption — whether viewed positively or otherwise — means the outputs of the design industry can show us quite clearly what we want and desire, our …

26th April 2020

Mise Éire
Elaine McDevitt

With 39% of all work submitted to the 100 Archive being made for the cultural sector (more than any other category), it is clear that design plays a notable role in how we express our culture. Crossing over between largely cultural and International …

26th April 2020

Connectivity
Elaine McDevitt

Connectivity has become particularly topical during Covid19 events. As we physically distance, we connect more in other ways - Zoom has become a verb, posted mail is undergoing a revival and access to phone and internet has become of much greater social and…

26th April 2020

100 Archive 2016 Industry Survey
100 Archive Team

Back in late 2016 we asked you to participate in an industry survey, with a view to examining the current landscape of the Irish graphic design industry, conducted in collaboration with Quiddity. In addition to profiling the background and experience …

13th June 2019

Women in design: a supporting role?
Elaine McDevitt

Map Irish Design researcher Elaine McDevitt recently presented at the National Museum of Ireland’s Women in Design conference on 25 May 2019 in Collins Barracks. Her paper took a look at women in design by analysingexisting figures in relation to …

6th June 2019

Survey 01. When and Where
Aideen McCole

While the Map Irish Design team (plus a merry band of volunteers!) dig through data from the 2300+ projects we have on the site, we would also like you to fill in some of the gaps in our knowledge of design, who makes it, where they are and for whom they&#…

30th May 2019

Charting the Uncharted
Elaine McDevitt

Those of you who have followed the call out and announcements in relation to Map Irish Design will undoubtedly be interested in how things are progressing. You’ll also be aware of the premise of the project: Since our foundation, it has …

20th May 2019

May progress...
Aideen McCole

With a crack team assembled, work has kicked off on our Creative Ireland-funded research and communication project, Map Irish Design. James has pulled all of the data from the site (that’s data from 1000+ users and almost 3000 project submissions…

28th March 2019

Meet the MID Team
100 Archive Team

The 100 Archive is excited to introduce our ‘Map Irish Design’ project team. Thanks to our funding from Creative Ireland through its National Creativity Fund, the team is currently working on the archive’s mission of capturing and …

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…

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 …

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