We had an enormous turn out for the Scribble Dublin Launch, with 120 people popping into the shop on the night.
Below are a couple of images from the launch and a bit more information on the artists and designers involved.
Klickity is a product design studio based in Dublin. They create contemporary, affordable products all manufactured in Ireland. Their style; striking yet clean forms amplified through bright, bold colours. Their ethos; to produce well considered design with the environment in mind. They believe in a holistic approach to design and strive to balance creativity, innovation and sustainability in all their work.
Mark Flood – Animator, illustrator, dj and general buzzer.
Mark is a classically trained animator who has worked on the cartoon network and Nickelodeon shows. He was a founding member of Delicious 9. He has worked free lance for the last four years on projects including We the Masses for still films and David McWilliams current Punk Economics series.
Mark can be contacted at email@example.com
The auction features work by:
Anne Lynott -Curator
Alice & Thomas FitzGeoghean
Alice has worked freelance, in publishing and in collaboration with other Irish design studios.
Alice is passionate about design and loves working closely with clients to help them communicate what they need to say to their audience. Through getting to know the client’s story by listening, talking and research, Alice provides a design solution that is relevant, unique and memorable.
Thomas is a hero
Aisling Conroy -Artist
Conroy’s work is multi-disciplinary using drawing, print, sculpture, sound ,video and installation. She is a resident artist at the Talbot Gallery and Studios in Dublin and has exhibited in various venues around Ireland, as well as having exhibited abroad in the US and China. Her most recent exhibitions include (2011) Without Memory, Without Expectation, solo show, The Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise (2011) Beautiful Future, group show,HIVE Gallery, Waterford, (2011) Wrapping Up for Christmas Talbot Gallery,(2011) Piece of Work Friends of the Dunamaise Gallery, (2011) UNIT 35, Group show,Gorey Business Park, Gorey, Co.Wexford.
Futher examples of her work can be seen at
Barbara Nolan has a small obsession with sellotape, she is also one half of designist.
Carson & Crushell
Douglas Carson and Rosaleen Crushell began their collaboration in 2003. Based in London for six years, they worked for a number of award winning architects including RIBA Gold Medal winner Edward Cullinan and Eric Parry Architects.
Chris Judge is an illustrator and children’s book author based in Dublin, Ireland. His work is a mixture of illustration, painting and design and has appeared in advertising, newspapers, magazines, exhibitions and several other media and has been published in Ireland, UK, USA, France, Germany and several other European countries. The Lonely Beast, his first picture book, won the Specsavers Irish Children’s Book of the Year 2011 in Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.
Colin Farmer – Unthink
Unthink is a Dublin-based creative design studio with a passion for… well, for creative design. Since 2006, They’ve been creating innovative, fresh and unique print and digital products, as well as complete branding systems for a wide range of national and international clients. As an agency, they are inquisitive, open minded, and approach every new project with a sense of fun.
Curve Creative is a design studio based in Dublin, who specialise in designing products for mass production. Nothing gives them more pleasure than seeing one of their designs being enjoyed and appreciated. Curve Creative is a very young company, founded in mid 2011. They divide their time between working on own brand products and clients’ products.
Design goat – Industrial Design Studio.
Designgoat’s goal is to create. They work on simple, functional items that are complex in their nature and simple in their form. Inspired by many designers and disciplines they aim to create and realize their ideas themselves. Seeing concepts through from sketches to fully built finished products, controlling every detail along the way. Their aim is to work in Dublin and to become a part of the growing creative side of the city while appealing to an international market.
Donal Thornton – Practice & Theory
Practice & Theory are a graphic design and digital development studio based in Dublin, Ireland. They produce diverse work for a wide range of industries across all media and platforms, including being resident graphic designer for Choice Cuts, building the Fund it website and designing the designist / le cool love dublin range.
Emily is a graphic artist and full time Product Design student. She designs prints, greeting cards and other things. Her current theme is ‘Pests’. All her designs are made with lots of tender loving frowning and squinting. Her work was cited in the Irish Times Culture review as one of the alternative happenings of 2011.
Fergus O’Neill- Grand Grand Grand
Irish Graphic Design company who plan to sell 42 billion posters in a bid to halve Ireland’s banking crisis debt. In June 2010, a very disillusioned Fergus O’Neill lifted pen to paper and created a series of posters which bore the slogan ‘Keep Going Sure It’s Grand’ – a message that seemed to reflect the hopeless attitude of our current government. In the months that followed, the realisation that we were in a lot more trouble than we could ever imagine started to unfold and the posters began to take on a whole new meaning. The initial phrase ‘Keep Going Sure It’s Grand’, which reflects a typically Irish attitude, has now taken on a motivational aspect with which to move forward amidst the deepening crisis.
One euro from every poster sold by grand grand grand goes to the state, the ultimate goal being to sell 42 billion posters worldwide, thus halving the debt incurred by the banking crisis. A weekly count of monies earmarked for the state is tracked on the keep going facebook page.
House and Home Magazine
House and Home is Ireland’s best loved interiors magazine and is an invaluable sourcebook for making your house into a home. Filled with beautiful photoshoots, House and Home not only looks good, it’s also a great read. House and Home showcases the latest and best in home interiors and top advice from industry experts. They profile some of the country’s up and coming design talent and showcase the hottest new trends around.
Irish Design Shop
Founded in 2008 by jewellers Clare Grennan and Laura Caffrey, Irish Design Shop stocks the best of Irish design including ceramics, woodwork, textiles, jewellery and furniture. They provide a selection of best quality, design-led products, all produced by makers living in Ireland.
Kieran Crowley- Painter, Animator, writer and Bon Viant.
Crowley’s work comprises a mixture of portrait and self- portrait executed with the utmost skill and classic technique. This masterful approach lends a traditional feel to works that are utterly contemporary and often humorous and intimate in tone. Crowley is one to watch.
“Well….ahhh….I’m Hot with brushes. I’m Lousy with people. But, ironically: I’m pretty good at painting people with brushes. Not ‘people with brushes’ specifically; I mean it’s what I use to paint the people with: brushes.”
Check out his blog where he continues to explain what he does: www.ciarancrowley.blogspot.com/
Maria Boyle for the Science Gallery
Maria is a Comedian / Scientist. Her work can be found on twistedlildoodles.tumblr.com
The Science Gallery is a new type of venue where today’s white-hot scientific issues are thrashed out and you can have your say. A place where ideas meet and opinions collide. Unlike most galleries, they don’t have a permanent collection and exhibitions change on a regular basis. Throughout each exhibition, they have events, talks, debates and workshops, giving you a chance to get involved. They are all about opening science up to passionate debate and want your opinion.
Check out www.sciencegallery.com for more information.
Mint Design describe themselves foremost as a group of creative thinkers. They design furniture, consumer products, graphics as well as the spaces in which to display them. Mint believe the key to success lies in challenging peoples preconceptions through the use of creative thinking. They also believe good design should be affordable for both customers and clients.
Niamh Flanagan – Artist
Niamh Flanagan graduated from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 2002 with a 1st Class Honours in Fine Art Print and is now a member of Graphic Studio Dublin. Her first solo show ‘Dwellings of Mind and Space’ (2007) was held at The Printmakers Gallery, Dublin. Following on from the success of this exhibition she was invited to take part in various exhibitions including ‘Île d’Hiver | Winter Island’ at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (2009) and ‘Artist’s Proof’ at the Chester Beatty Library Dublin. She has taken part in residencies and exhibitions in Oslo, Poland, Slovenia, Cork, Donegal and Dublin. Awards include Arts Council Mentorship Scheme, Travel and Training Award and a grant from Culture Ireland. Residencies include Cill Rialiag Project, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, Lindart International Artists’ Colony, Lendava, Slovenia, ‘Na Granicy | Where Borders Meet’, Gorlice, Poland and Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh, Scotland. She currently works as Studio Assistant at Graphic Studio Dublin.
Niamh can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist, designer, art director, illustrator, painter, sculptor and all round messy girl, lives and works in Dublin. Her work combines colour, wit and an incredible level of design detailing.
Shane is an illustrator and designer living and freelancing in Dublin. He mostly works in web design and is currently undertaking a Masters in Computer Science at UCD. He studied Design in NCAD for his undergrad and is very passionate about Illustration and design. Shane is free for any graphic or illustration jobs abd can be contacted at email@example.com
Snow is a design and fabrication company that offers a diverse range of products. From stationery to lighting and many things in between their work is a perfect choice for events both big and small. Balancing a love for accuracy and precision with a creative “flair” isn’t always an easy task, but it is the driving force behind all of their work. Coming from a background in Modelmaking, Design, Illustration and Papercraft, snow offers a unique service.They combine a number of creative and technical skills to provide clients with products that are truly unique and beautifully made in Ireland.
Stephen Foy – Opposible Thumbs
Web design & Social Media Managment company based in Dublin. Opposible Thumbs create simple clean user centered designs working closely with clients at all levels, from starting up websites, redesigns or extending. They proiduces top quality, effective websites in a hassle and jargon free manner. They are also wonderful in a crisis.
Steph Sheahan – Punctuate
Based in Cork, Punctuate is a multi-disciplinary design consultancy. They provide services in graphic design, branding and interior design.
www.punctuate.ie or www.facebook.com/studiopunctuate
A design company producing and promoting Irish products made from post industrial waste.
Zita is a crafty wool merchant who enjoys the noble art of colouring in. She likes particpating in dorky activities while listening to obscene rap music.