By Niall Staines.
Dublin by Alex Synge. A3 2-colour Risograph print on Munken Lynx 170gsm stock. Signed and numbered in an edition of 30, for sale for €10 each. It is available from the Keep Sketch online shop, where all proceeds will be donated to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre for the month of December. It will be It will also be part of the Bernard Shaw Xmas Exhibition 2012 which opens on Friday 7th December, where all proceeds will go to Dublin Simon.
This coming Satursday 1st of December, Irish Design Shop will be co-ordinating a pop-up Christmas fair in conjuncion with Merrion Square and the Irish Architectural Archive at number 45 Merrion Square. We’re very excited to be selling some brand new things by some of our favourite people, alongside some of our own notebooks, prints and pencils. Loads of other great people will also have stalls, and there will be mulled wine too, so be sure to call in if you’re in the area.
You can find more information on the fair here.
For anyone in the dark about today’s print…
11.11 by Dave Comiskey
For SEVEN/ELEVEN, we invited seven designers and illustrators to make a series of limited-edition prints, one to mark each day of Design Week 2012. Contributors were each given a date that fell during the week, and created a 3-colour print that responded in some way to that same date in history. The series is currently being exhibited in the Irish Design Shop at the RHA in Dublin for Design Week 2012.
About this print:
-“Why don’t you just make ten louder, and make ten be the top number, and make that a little louder?”
-“(pause) These go to eleven.”
Giclée print on 170gsm archival paper.
Signed & numbered edition of 30.
Available to buy from the Irish Design Shop at the RHA or online from us here.
10.11 by Ross Henderson (APT Designs)
“Brittany Murphy was an American actress and singer born on this date in 1977.”
9.11 by Fuchsia MacAree
“November 9th is the birthday of astronomer Carl Sagan, so I made my piece based on this quote from his book Pale Blue Dot: “it does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little bit about it”. I wanted to show the mechanics of the sunset, so drew two astronauts having a little moment while watching it from the moon.”
8.11 by Stephen Maurice Graham
“The idea behind my piece was a skewed, ghoulish take on Norman Rockwell’s painterly idealised visions of America in the 40s and 50s. Until his passing on November 8th 1978, he produced lush cover illustrations for many magazines but most prominently the scouting magazine Boy’s Life. Looking at these dreamlike images through our collective world weary cynical eyes these days it’s easy to subvert Rockwell’s work, but I hope my lampooning comes across as a warm hearted homage to the man.”
7.11 by Alex Synge
“Ralph Allen Sampson was a Schull-born astronomer who died on this date in 1939. This print shows a piece of moonstone - his birthstone - superimposed with the formation of Jupiter and its four Galilean satellites, which Sampson did important research into throughout his life. There is now a crater on the moon named after him.”