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The Pattern Exchange

Resonance, Papercut, 6 x 320cm x 100cm, 2015

Resonance, detail, Papercut, 6x320cmx100cm, 2015

The Pattern Exchange, Temple Bar, Dublin, 2015

The Pattern Exchange, Temple Bar, Dublin, 2015

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, 06 February – 28 March 2015, Paul Bokslag, Sarah Browne, Gareth Kennedy, Sarah Lincoln, Fiona McDonald, Studio Weave

The Pattern Exchange is an exhibition, guest curated by Rosie Lynch and Hollie Kearns, which presents existing work from Irish artists Sarah Browne, Gareth Kennedy, Sarah Lincoln and Fiona McDonald, with new commissions by Paul Bokslag (IE/NL) and architecture practice Studio Weave (UK). Taking pattern as a point of departure, the exhibition explores patterns of knowledge, material production, labour, and patterns of movement and change within urban and natural landscapes.

I have installed a large scale paper cut for The Pattern Exchange and also developed the display font for this exhibition. The Pattern Exchange font can be downloaded for free from the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios website.

Typodarium 2015

I was delighted to find out that five of my fonts were selected for Typodarium 2015, the typographic tear-off calendar. This year it features 365 fonts by 223 designers from 31 countries. The fonts are solituda (25 januari), Switchboard (23 July), Playroom (8 April), Hide & Seek (25 September) and Pelicano (21 December). Typodarium 2015 is for sale through a number of bookshops and on amazon.

Typodarium 2014

I was very happy when I found out that five of my fonts feature in Typodarium 2014. Typodarium is a daily dose of type design, a tear-off calendar, like the one our grandma used to hang in her kitchen, unveiling a new font every day: 365 fonts by 232 designers and foundries from 26 countries. On the front, the font is prominently displayed, and on the back it is described in detail. Typodarium 2014 is edited by Lars Harmsen and Raban Ruddigkeit, published by Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz in an edition of 10,000 and is sold online and in design- and museum shops and selected bookstores around the world for €16.80. The featured fonts are: Crazy Fredericka (Tuesday 29 April), Granny’s Bear Hunt (Saturday 9 August), Broken Promises (Thursday 4 September), Featherstone (Wednesday 8 October) and Rock Paper Scissors (Wednesday 3 December).

Memory Box

Memory Box

Memory Box: Shane Byrne in the Forest Scene

Together with Gabriella Kiss, I designed the set for Memory Box by Equinox Theatre Company, which premiered at this year’s Abhainn Ri Festival. It was an honour and a pleasure to collaborate with such a talented and dedicated cast and crew.

Memory Box shows a dystopian world in which people who are different are feared, persecuted and hunted. It tells the terrifying tale of an extraordinary man who journeys to escape the regime of oppression shrouding the land, armed only with his memories.  Equinox is a bold, beautiful, brilliant and brave ensemble. Artists with learning difficulties and disabilities work in collaboration with other professional theatre practitioners to create work that challenges and delights both its makers and its audience.