36 Days of Type is an annual celebration of type and creativity, involving designers, illustrators, type lovers and creatives from all around the globe. The project challenges creatives to make and post something new everyday as a way to experiment and push themselves outside of their comfort zone. Our own illustrator and designer Arron Croasdell takes part in the challenge every year but this year we have decided to get the whole studio involved. Everyday this April a member of the Wonder Works team will be creating a typographic piece and sharing it online. Make sure to follow us on instagram so you don’t miss out!
The Science Gallery is where science and art collide. Their newest exhibition, Open Labs, is described as part exhibition, part experiment showcasing DIY culture across design, research, technology and activism. The identity they’ve produced for the exhibition follows this theme and encourages visitors to design their own poster for the exhibition through an interactive online poster maker.
Pálás is an arthouse cinema and cultural space in the UNESCO city of film – Galway. Designed by Architect Tom de Paor, Pálás is a concrete monolith housing a three-screen independent cinema. Alongside the cinema the building is home to the new restaurant Merrow where you can enjoy a delicious brunch with fellow film-lovers. And if you’re not sure what film to see this month then check out the Japanese Film Festival.
With over 2,500 attendees every year Offset is the largest annual conference in the Irish design and creative industry. Every year new speakers take to the stage to share inspirational, educational and informative fresh ideas and creative work. This year Offset celebrates it’s 10th year and we’re excited to see how the festival will evolve in it’s new space as it moves to The Point Square for the first time.
In addition to Offset the Dublin creative scene will come alive next week as the Offsite fringe festival returns for it’s fourth year. Some of our highlights are Edel Rodriguez’s Poster Exhibition at the Hang Tough Gallery and Folklore presented by Damn Fine Print. You may even find a few pieces from the Wonder Works team at the Bring Your Own Art Show at Lucky’s Bar.
The Hunt Museum are celebrating twenty years since the formation of Limerick Printmakers (LP), a printmaking studio & creative space that has in the intervening years, become an integral part of the cultural landscape of the mid west with over sixty active studio members. Formed in 1999 by recent graduates of the Limerick School of Art & Design’s (LSAD) printmaking department, Limerick Printmakers has evolved into an active studio that emphasises creativity, inclusivity, community, and experimentation.
Founded in 1994 Kildare Animal Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the welfare of cats, dogs and other animals. Wonder Works’ own Pearse Stokes volunteers regularly as part of their Wildlife Unit – you may have even heard him on Joe Duffy’s Liveline recently! Wonder Works has collaborated with Kildare Animal Foundation on a number of design projects to help them raise awareness about wildlife issues and bring public attention to their mission to rescue sick, injured and orphaned wildlife and to rehabilitate them so they can be released back to the wild. This month Kildare Animal Foundation will be hosting their annual table quiz at The Harbour Bar in Bray on the 25th of April.
Nostalgia is on the loose in the Wonder Works Studio. Our project manager Karan is excited to ‘say hello, wave goodbye’ to David Gray in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and there’s also Bon Jovi and A-Ha to look forward to this year too. We’ve also been remembering the good old days on Deep Space Nine inspired by this petition we found online.