there is no such thing as irish design
the »emerald isle« – upon hearing the word ireland, popular clichés instantly come to mind: rainy weather, green meadows, huge numbers of sheep, rustic pubs and lots of guinness.
countries such as holland or switzerland tend to be associated with a rich tradition of visual design, but what is trending in irish graphic design? which factors influence irish design and what kind of image does the sector have? what kind of status do art and design have in modern irish society? 24 creative minds from ireland, working in graphic design, typography, illustration, publishing and teaching answered these and many more questions.
the interviews in this report are supplemented with research and assessment into significant events forming part of the development of visual communication in ireland. the kilkenny design workshops, influence from dutch designers, poster prints from the irish provinces and initiatives currently underway like the annual offset design conference.
this report provides insights into current trends and the historical background of this small country’s creative design sector, which has brought forth its own, new, success stories.
editorial design, bachelor thesisconcept, report, photography, layout, designsupervised by professor victor malsy, professor philipp teufel