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Articles on design, stuff we’ve made, stuff we’ve worked on, cool things to look at, advice, film, social media, and anything that catches our eye on the online landscape.

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Million Euro Book

We were delighted to have worked with the team behind this presentation; Shane Joyce, Michael Gibbons and Chris Shanahan. We were approached by the committee involved in putting a funding bid together for an interpretive space on the location of the ruined Marconi Station in Galway, Western Ireland.
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Carlton Best of Marketing Awards

We were delighted at the AOIFE (Association of Irish Festival Events) national conference held in Ballinasloe, recently, that our programme for the Clifden Arts Festival's was runner-up in the 'Brochure' section of the 'Carlton Best of Marketing Awards' organised by AOIFE.
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TechGate Award Nomination for our Tourism App

Yay! Our smartphone App "Connemara" has been nominated at the Techgate Technology Awards. Created and hosted by Galway Junior Chamber International, this event is the first of it's kind and was developed by techies for techies. The awards are there to highlight and reward the West of Ireland technology community across various categories.
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Changing Vision Exhibition Opening

We were delighted to attend the official opening of the collaborative exhibition between the Clifden Arts Festival and the Arts Council of Ireland and we were also delighted to have been asked to design the exhibition's catalogue.
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New site for an award-winning restaurant

Recently we completed our work on website for Galway based restaurant, O'Dowd's Seafood Bar and Restaurant. The restaurant is located in the heart of Roundstone—a charming fishing village, situated along the west coast of Ireland. O'Dowd's has been the recipient of countless awards for its superb culinary seafood delights and warm atmosphere and has been the topic of many travel writers reflections.
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IMMA Exhibition Clifden

We were honoured to have been asked to design the catalogue for Captivating Brightness, a traveling exhibition from the Collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art celebrating the 35th anniversary of Clifden Arts Festival, which opened to the public on Thursday 20 September 2012.
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35th Clifden Arts Festival Programme Launch 2012

For the past 11 years we've been designing the programme for Ireland's oldest arts festival, Clifden Arts Festival. We also design their website too, but the evening was about the printed programme. It's always a great pleasure to attend, and the reaction to this year's programme was hugely positive for us.
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Booklet Design: Clifden’s 200

It is always nice to reach the end of a project. Seeing the culmination of hours worth of work gathered before one’s eyes is very satisfying. There is something about designing for print: knowing each page that one crafts on screen will eventually live in its organic form – bound-up and gathered, in print: posterity personified.
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Launch of Heritage Book

It was hard to find space in the packed room at Foyle's Hotel in Clifden with amount of people that turned out for the launch of Anthony Previté's latest book, A Guide to Lough Corrib's Early Monastic Sites.
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UAE Interactive Digital E-Book

We were honoured to have been selected to design the first ever interactive digital yearbook, multilingual interactive digital E-Book for the United Arab Emirates.
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Heritage Award for a book we designed

We're delighted for our good friend Anthony Previté that his book A Guide to Connemara's Early Christian Sites has won a Galway County Heritage Award yesterday. We were so delighted to work with him on this book, and we're looking forward to working on his next one!