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  • December 30, 2016 Published: 30 Dec 2016 Wow. Stuck for words Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016 Debbie Reynolds (April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016 Debbie Reynolds “Good Morning” ~ Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Carrie Fisher Last clip from Star Wars (2016) ‘Rogue One’ Big Screen • As Famous last words go. These are a good one.
  • November 23, 2016 Published on: Nov 23, 2016   To the right is the contemporary sticker promoting Wexford’s assets. The identical Spires of the Twin Churches, Rowe Street & Bride Street are two of the defining structures of the Wexford Skyline.  Below the entrance step of both churches is a dedication to the Very Reverend James Roche PP, who organised the funding for the building of the two churches, created from pebbles collected from Rosslare Strand around 1858. The name of individual who pebbled the lettering is not known. One consistent detail from both dedication is the heart over Wexford. The combination of the heart shape and its use within the heart metaphor developed at the end of the Middle Ages. With possible early examples or direct predecessors in the 13th to 14th century, the familiar symbol of the heart representing love developed in the 15th century becoming popular in Europe during the 16th century. The first known depiction of a heart as a symbol of romantic love dates to the 1250s. It occurs in a miniature decorating a capital ‘S’ in a manuscript of the French Roman de la poire Granted I’ve taken the Heart Wexford out of context & there is another heart at the beginning of the dedication. Though, I like to think, perhaps back in 1858 the author of these pieces held more than a casual fondness for the Town of Wexford.. Additional details in pebble: How many people have crossed the cobbles over the years & failed to notice the stone beneath their feet are more than texture preventing them from slipping at or in the front door of the church? . <3
  • September 29, 2016 •• Published on: Sep 29, 2016     The brief was clear: John Ironside, Photographer wanted an identity that reflected the joy in the surprise of discovery of something special within the photographs he sold on his new product website. imageserendipity.com. Beauty in the detail. The best solution was a typographic approach. I looked briefly at a hand drawn solution. As I drew I recognised a typeface forming. Bodini originally designed by  Giambattista Bodoni in the late eighteenth century, subtly evolving with technology while retaining it’s timeless qualities & readability. I rearranged the lettering in the manner of speaking the word, Ser en dip ity. Emphasising the various syllables. Grouping and altering the size of the letters to enhance the expression. An excersise in creating a visual sound. The alignment of the word image shouldn’t overshadow serendipity, yet needed to be readable. The logo designed a surprise touch of colour applied to the dot of the i in image and the logo was complete. The logo designed and colour applied the identity was required to work on & offline.   A number of formats were required for output. A Red, Green, Blue (RGB) PNG (Portable Network Graphics) version to allow colour accuracy & that the image would have a transparent background where required online. Also an RGB JPEG version was made available for the web. For use on Business cards and commercial print products the image serendipity logotype was output as a CYMK (4 colour, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta & Black) outline EPS (Encapsulated Post Script). The logo was applied to Johns new website, Facebook, twitter and his various online presence. A set of business cards have been printed.      
  • August 26, 2016 •  Published on: Aug 26, 2016 Meandering around Ireland I regularly find Typographic gems. I think the following examples show how modifying type to sit within a location can enhance the message it must express. Having photographed the Kilkieran and Ahenny High Cross’ followed by a quick visit to the Knockroe Passage Tomb on my return to Carrick-on-Suir, I passed through the the Victorian Slate Quarries near Ahenny Village, County Tipperary. Located to the South of Ahenny Village, slate was quarried from the 14th Century onwards. Stone from this site being used in the building of the Kells Priory in Kells, Ormonde Castle in Carrick on Suir and as far afield on the Palace of Westminster in London, England. In the 1990’s there was an annual festival known as the “Slate Quarries Festival”. In it’s first year a number of works of art were made entirely out of slate. The art work included the Miners Egg, The Weir, the Dinosaur and most notably, Noah’s arc which sat at the cliff edge over looking the lake. You can view some more pieces here at Nigel Borrington, Photographer’s slate-quarries-ahenny page. Typography in our environment. The majority of typography we see daily is almost invisible. Quietly and seamlessly good typography guides our eye around the text in a book, magazine, website most published material. As a means of communication, type is expressive beyond what the letters spell out.
  • June 27, 2016 Published on: Jun 27, 2016   There are those moments when I sketch, mess around with pen and paper just because… I want to. On this occasion I decoded to create a simple animation. I did so using MoPho app on the iPhone. I emailed the result to my Mac. Then I dragged the giff to gifcreator.me similar to gifmaker.me (without ‘Flash’) where I changed to frame speed. I played with the size and could have edited the Animated gif further. Using a different browser I could have added music from You Tube in gifmaker.me.  ‘Feel the fear & Do it anyway’ ~ Susan Jeffers So where do we start: Grab a notebook Braindump Prioritise Narrow it down Choose one thing Do that thing!  
  • June 15, 2016 Published on: Jun 15, 2016 This is the forth set of 7 quotes by inspiring women. words from admired Designers, Authors, business gurus and other very smart ladies. The quotes? I’ve been collecting them a long time. Creating these beautiful pieces gives me the opportunity to play with colour, space, inside, outside and around Type, Lettering. The Typeface used in this instance is my own ‘Cloister’. It reflects the elements of ‘Gothic Architecture’ I enjoy. An interesting aspect of my ‘Seanfochail Collection has been my recent discovery that a number of the inspirational lines I’ve collected over the years were ‘from the mouths of babes’. I’d collected them unattributed. “Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” by Elizabeth Gilbert for example and quotes by Amelia Earhart, Ann Rand, Hellen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Doris Lessing to name but a few that can be viewed here, here & here. More of my Typographic ‘WallART’ can be seen on my  designandart.net website.   “Not knowing you can’t do something, is sometimes all it takes to do it.” ~ Ally Carter “And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk more.” ~ Erica Jong “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anaïs Win “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K Rowling “Don’t be the girl who fell. Be the girl who got back up.” ~ Jenette Stanley “Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” – Elizabeth Gilbert “The challenge is not to be perfect…it’s to be whole.” – Jane Fonda   More Womens Quotes 1) Seanfhocail • Motivational quotes by women click 2) Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations. More MeMe click 3) enCouragement, keeping it real • 3rd-WallArt click
  • March 23, 2016 Published on: Mar 23, 2016 Inspirational Quotes by women. In business women mean business. In these pieces I share the words of other women and experiment with letters, form & colour.     “Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.” Mary Kay Ash. “Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” – Grandma Moses “I just want you to be yourself. Be a bigger yourself.” Tyra Banks, model, media personality, actress, entrepreneur. “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” – Simone Weil “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt “Never apologise for trusting your intuition- your brain can play tricks, your heart can be blind, but your gut is always right.” Rachel Wolchin, Author “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.” – Margaret Thatcher   More Womens Quotes 1) Seanfhocail • Motivational quotes by women click 2) Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations. More MeMe click 4) ..it’s to be whole • Inspirational Quotes by Women click
  • February 25, 2016 Published on: Feb 25, 2016 Using colour when painting or drawing an image, White is the absence of colour while Black is a combination of all colours. However a Tv or computer screen creates colour from light. Just as when we hold a prism to or spray water in sunlight, we see rainbows. Red, Green & Blue are the primary colours. Each is a single colour. Red, Green & Blue must be combined in some manner to make the other colours. Web colors or hex colours are used in displaying web pages, and the methods for describing and specifying those colours. Colours may be specified as an RGB triplet or in hexadecimal format (a hex triplet). They may also be specified according to their common English names in some cases. A colour can be made by mixing Red, Green and Blue, so it is called the “RGB Colour System”. It is also called an “Additive” colour system, because it starts at black, and then colour is added. Basic Hexadecimal Notation: Hex numbers use 16 digits: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F  the most intense being red, green, and blue. Double Zero, “00,” is equal to zero hue. FF is equal to a pure colour. The colour is defined by its mix of Red, Green and Blue, each of which can be in the range: 0 to 255 (in decimal) , or 00 to FF (in hexadecimal). Some common colours below: Color Decimal (Red, Green, Blue) Hexadecimal (#RRGGBB) Black (0, 0, 0) #000000 White (255, 255, 255) #FFFFFF  * Red (255, 0, 0) #FF0000 Green (0, 255, 0) #00FF00 Blue (0, 0, 255) #0000FF Yellow (255, 255, 0) #FFFF00 Cyan (0, 255, 255) #00FFFF Magenta (255, 0, 255) #FF00FF * The Hex code of  White is #FFFFFF   Roses are #FF0000 Violets are #0000FF Just don’t forget, Grass is #00FF00, too     Hexadecimal Colors A Quick Color Explanation Color Hex Color Codes Play with colours here: HTML Colors   . . .
  • January 27, 2016 • Published on: Jan 27, 2016 “Don’t wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.” – Mary Manin Morrissey “You can’t just sit and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.” – Diana Ross “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller “Our beliefs about ourselves are all made up. So it’s a good idea to make up some good ones.” – Lynn Robinson “Never give up, for that is just the place & time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe “Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.” – Billie Burke, actress “Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.” – Doris Lessing . . . Indeed it is never too late to learn or do something new. More Womens Quotes 1) Seanfhocail • Motivational quotes by women click 3) enCouragement, keeping it real • 3rd-WallArt click 4) ..it’s to be whole • Inspirational Quotes by Women click
  • January 20, 2016  • Published on: Jan 20, 2016 The earth moves under your feet? Not at all it’s probably a recently made manhole cover. Coz they just don’t make ‘em like they used to. The former Borough Council  recycled man hole covers around the Town of Wexford. Made of sterner stuff than their modern counterparts. Wear adds character as opposed to leading to deterioration through their surface. These covers will conceal the happenings beneath for hundreds of years to come if they’re allowed.   More examples of type at the mercy of the elements “Beside the Sea“
  • November 30, 2015 Published: Nov 30, 2015 Wexford took a top prize in the annual IPB Co-operation Ireland Pride of Place Awards, which were announced on 14th November at a glittering gala event in Ennis Co. Clare. Oaklands Lake in New Ross won one of the Special Awards announced on the night so a huge well done to everyone involved at Oaklands Lake. New Ross Coarse Angling Limited, was established in 1997 by a group of angling enthusiasts who have given their time and efforts to create this unique amenity. We particularly wish to involve and encourage the youth of the town to participate in outdoor activities and to appreciate the profusion of plant and wildlife that abound within the lake and the adjoining woodland. IPB Pride of Place is an all-island competition that acknowledges the work that communities are doing all over the island of Ireland. The competition focus is about people coming together to shape, change and improve daily lives in their communities. Find out more about the IPB Pride of Place Awards which aim to acknowledge the great work of communities all over Ireland here.     .
  • November 11, 2015 Published on: Nov 11, 2015 by Evan Carmichael Published on Jun 7, 2015 youtu.be/eHzAtxW3TzY Steve Jobs’s 10 Rules for Success Don’t live limited life Have Passion Design for yourself Don’t sell crap Build a Great team Don’t do it for the money Be proud of your product Build around customers Marketing about values Stay Hungry, Stay foolish
  • November 4, 2015 •• Published on: Nov 4, 2015 Sometimes when out & about I come across some Typographic gems. Irish signage it’s great. A wonderfull example of using the surroundings.
  • October 6, 2015 •• Published on: Oct 6, 2015 I first noticed the emergence of the exclamation mark as a ‘take notice’ roadside sign 2010 I was heading for Tullow and had just taken the Bunclody road coming out of Enniscorthy. There was the lonely black ! on a yellow square sitting on it’s point, with black frame. There was no explanation for that exclamation! As time passed I noticed the !  temporally appear along the N11/ M50 road development works. From the car (as a passenger) I snapped a few examples (it’s an entertaining pastime capturing clear signage while in motion, not so much, through tinted windows.) Exclamations became more wide spread, approaching towns the ! indicated permanent cautions of regular hazards. ! is a good universal symbol to suggest pay attention without preaching/ chanting:  danger danger. ! says pay attention, BeAware with a little humour.    
  • March 29, 2015 •• Published: Mar 29, 2015 Did I mention that during the second week of being discharged, feeling sore and tired I received this surprise packet?       Angus Boulton, (Photography & film maker) from London had read one of my blog articles: The quick brown fox … Write for life, fountain pens •• Published: Feb 5, 2014 reminiscing, my purchase of a yellow Platignum fountain pen then subsequent loss of it’s lid at the LSAD foundation course, to the floor boards on the top floor (old tech school, O’Connell, Avenue, Limerick.) He’d been inspired to search eBay, he sent away for one pen in his colour choice. Five sets arrived back, so he sent me the sunny yellow pen set. With the Platignum calligraphy pen, starter set came 4 nibs, a nib key, an ink convertor & it even has the anti-roll lid. Aren’t people wonderful? Thank you Angus
  • January 30, 2015 •• Published: Jan 30, 2015 Last February I replaced my Reform calligraph fountain pen with the LAMY logo matt black Fountain pen. I liked the modern styling. For the main part I like the nib, LAMY Fountain pen polished steel 1.1 nib. Personally I find it an excellent drawing replacement to the reform calligraph nib. In fact I find it writes/ draws on most papers, newsprint to watercolour and in-between. Even following a few days of non-use I pick the pen up & the ink flows as though I’d put it down moments earlier. This Christmas Santa left me, the slim Lamy ST fountain pen with a LAMY Fountain pen polished steel 1.1 nib. Lamy of Heidelberg in southwestern Germany is a producer of writing instruments. The company is German-owned, Josef Lamy, who was a sales representative for The Parker Pen Company in Germany, founded the business in 1930 by purchasing the Orthos pen manufacturer. Lamy was a pioneer in the use of moulded synthetic plastics, rather than hand-turned natural resins. to make their product. Lamy was run by Josef Lamy’s son, Manfred Lamy, until his retirement in 2006. He was succeeded by Bernhard M. Rösner. The Lamy ST fountain pen has a reasonably slim and cylindrical design, crisp clean modern lines. with a black ridged finger grip. Satin stainless steel cap and barrel with shiny chrome pocket clip printed with the Lamy logo. Supplied with a Lamy T10 ink cartridge and a Z26 converter for use with bottled ink. The Lamy st Fountain Pen is one of the designs created by Gerd A. Müller. Diameter: 9mm Length capped: 135mm Length posted: 161mm For my birthday I purchased the LAMY logo brushed Fountain pen. The LAMY logo brushed Fountain pen is the chubby sibling of the matt black logo pen. Designed by Lamy designer Wolfgang Fabian. The brushed finish and chrome covered plastic ends does nothing ...
  • August 27, 2014 •• Published: Aug 27th, 2014   Seventy Eight records they’ve been around my family home all my life. Apparently many didn’t survive my perusal and childhood fascination. The result being that passing a box of 78 records without a quick look is almost impossible. Each label a small masterpiece of typography , lettering layout, symbols, graphics & colour. Below view a few recent finds.  
  • August 13, 2014 •• Published: Aug 13, 2014 Another type observation of the ‘Gill’ kind. Not only do I design type, design layout for books magazines and all sorts of material for print, I’m an avid reader. Looking back it’s odd to consider how close I came to barely acquiring the skill to read at all. As a small child, in senior infants, at primary school, during an eye test it was discovered that I couldn’t recognise letters. It transpired that in class I’d been memorising the other students reading out loud then reciting their words from memory as relevant to the page. Today I can’t imagine a world without reading. A world with out letters? Unthinkable! In any case ever since learning, I read almost anything. On occasion as an adult I’ve been known to purchase a book not for it’s content but beautiful layout and use of type. A penchant that has not yet lead to any truly questionable content on my shelves. Back to ‘Gill’ recently while reading ‘An essay on TYPOGRAPHY by Eric Gill. His ledgibility point was well made. I will admit the paperback Penguin Classic cover design alone would have made this a worthy purchase. As I read I don’t want to break the spine. I open the book enough to expose the text read one page then move the book to read the copy on the other. As I do so I recognise the illustration text above the copy appears to read, with out really looking ‘A DEMON WHO LIES ON THE DEAD’.  I’ll examine the illustrations after I read the copy. Continuing my reading on the second page my brain notes a discrepancy with the second illustration. I’ve read it is an alternative type face. My brain registers this illustration as ‘A DEMON WHO LIVES ON THE DEAD’. Unconscious Note to self, ‘that is ...
  • August 7, 2014 •• Published on: Aug 7, 2014 Signage, Utilities, type in the environment, In the begining it’s shiney & new. Time passes by and a story unfolds. This selection of type were capture at an old quarry turned unnatural lake. A place to take a walk.         
  • May 19, 2014 •• Published: May 19, 2014 If I didn’t laugh I’d Cry Who’s On first Typography. a typographic interpretation of the old Abbott and Costello baseball sketch. View more of the video authors work, Jimmy073 by clicking the ‘Watch on You Tube.com’  or jimmy Zito’s Vimeo link,  NAMES OF LOCAL ELECTIONS CANDIDATES (22 in Total) Allen, Jim (F.G.), CARTHY, GER (NON-P.) , DEMPSEY, TONY (F.F.), Fallon, Donal (Non-P.) , Fenlon, Mark (F.G.), Forde, Danny (G.P.), HYNES, DAVID (NON-P.), Johnstone, Jane (Non-P.), KEHOE, FERGIE (F.F.), KELLY, ANTHONY (S.F.), Kelly, Leonard (Non-P.) , Lacey, Sandra (F.G.) , Lawlor, Do Do (Non-P.), LAWLOR, GEORGE (LAB.), Lloyd, David (D.D.I.), MOORE, JIM (F.G.), Mullen, Bernie (LAB.), O’Hanlon, Paul (Non-P.) , ROCHE, MICK (S.F.), Ryan, Joe (LAB.), STAPLES, FRANK (F.G.), WADDING, DEIRDRE (P.B.P.A.
  • February 9, 2014 •• Published: Feb 9, 2014 . 2D TypoGraphic Design made our Wexford start up from Ferrybank and now 2D Graphic Design is back in Ferrybank this time across the lane. You’ll find 2D Graphic Design at Bád Aeir (flying boat). We design, Identities, Leaflets to Brochure, Annual reports to Magazine and Book lay out, Advertising for the print media, producing print ready artwork and supplying the printer. Website design, skins, graphics and info-graphics for Social media. We host and maintain websites and can manage your Facebook pages. @D Graphic Design provide a full Graphic Design service. We have 18 years experience working with individuals and business of all sizes and experience. From were thinking of starting an enterprise, start ups, small, medium and large enterprise, in areas of the arts, crafts, retail, services, manufacturing, charitable organisations and large business. If you need to promote your busies, enterprise or endeavour contact us or give us a call by Phone: 053 91 223 55, Skype: twodtypog . . As children we played with and amongst the remaining artefacts of the 1918 US Naval Air Station, much disguised or destroyed by our homes. Today if you know where to look there are still remains. a pole mount for the station wind sock, beside the monument on the hill at Wexford Municipal pool. The Boat/ Plane slip across from Ferrybank Motors was built by the Americans. Their massive hangers once occupied the area where O’Rourkes car show rooms and garage occupy today. . . The Air station began under the remit of the British Secret Service. due to post 1916 activity it was necessary to keep existence of the bases possible existence a secret. Due to food shortages and those of raw materials, created by U Boat blockage of Southern approaches off the County Wexford Coast, the British Admirality decided to establish a ...
  • February 5, 2014 •• Published: Feb 5, 2014 Recently I decided to replace my trusty drawing ink pen, a Reform calligraph with 0.9 italic nib. I had memories of a selection of still used Parker pens from my youth and a vague recollection they weren’t my first. Somewhere around Second class, our primary school teacher decided her students needed to learn to write correctly (Ok! neatly, legibly). The start of year book list stated we needed a fountain pen and where we could get one. Good old SOS (School and Office Supplies). My first fountain pen was a 1970’s Platignum school pen with a Platignum 41 ST Medium nib. Bright yellow clearly I had a sunnier disposition as a child. The pen had a black cylinder shaped lid that posted neatly on the narrow end of the pen. The twist/ screw end out. Despite owning a number of other fountain pens this scratcher came to college too. Going into retirement only after the lid rolled off the desk into a crack between the floorboards at LSAD during my foundation year of college. By which time ‘rotring‘ brought out a selection of artists fountain pens. The pen featured below, houses a relatively unused 2.3 italic nib (you can probably tell by it’s less than scratched nib, that’s not rust it is sepia brown ink residue). It used a small cartridge though the body could hold a spare cartridge back to back with the one being used. A rotring ink converter is also available. I use an Osmiroid converter in mine. I still use the EF rotring pen for taking notes by the computer. Due to transportation issues, it doesn’t travel well. Four years at the Limerick School of Art & Design and two more at the London College of print, I’d gathered a selection of inexpensive fountain pens and drawing dip ...
  • November 26, 2013 •• Published: Nov 26, 2013 When I set out to spread news of my new address I made a startling discovery, a lot of people do not know how to find the fada on their keyboard. The fada denotes long vowels in the irish language and appears regularly in names and the Irish language in the general. There are many ways to find the fada on a key board. I’ll list the simplest here and give a link to the scriobh.ie website for other methods. Indeed! I was rather naughty, I borrowed freely from the scriobh site, do check it out too.   On the Mac There are two ways: Designate the keyboard as Irish / Gaeilge. To write a síneadh fada, just press the normal vowel key while the ALT is selected, and that’s it. If you have not selected an Irish keyboard: To obtain the fada, one needs to select the Optionkey at the same time as the key e, followed by the vowel that needs the fada. For example: selecting Option together with e, and then the letter a = á … and so on with the other vowels. If you need a capital letter with a fada, follow the same sequence along with pressing the Shiftkey. For example: selecting Option together with e, and then Shift together with a = Á … and so on with the other vowels   In Windows You can put a fada on a vowel (a, o, u, i, agus e) by pressing the key “Alt Gr”, and keeping it pressed, before and while the appropriate key is pressed for the vowel. An á, ó, ú, í and é will be obtained in those cases. If capital letters are required, one must press Alt Gr at the same time as the Shift key, and keep them pressed while then selecting the appropriate vowel. An Á, Ó, Ú, Í and É is obtained in these cases.  There are other ways too, but the above mentioned technique is the most easy. It is possible, from within MS Word, for example, to select Insert from the menu, and then Symbol to place any character from a broad range, including vowels with a fada. In OpenOffice Writer, you need to select Insert and Special   Character to acheive ...
  • October 9, 2013 •• Published: Oct 9, 2013 Some relatives attended the National Ploughing Championships taking place from September 24th to 26th September 2013 at Ratheniska, County Laois then continued down to Wexford for a few days. Of course they were roped into the house move. While down they were looking at cars one potential purchase was located at the Nissan — Wexford Car Centre at Ardcavan, Wexford. I admired the intended vehicle then wandered around the yard. A blue Nissan logo caught my eye. The usual standard silver car logo is blue on the Nissan leaf electric car. Previous Articles on Electric Car charge points around Wexford County • e-Car Power points around Wexford • 11 months later • Cornmarket, Wexford Town • Mushrooming eCar power points
  • June 19, 2013 •• Published: Jun 19, 2013 Another kenetic type video from IBEC this time sharing the feel good factor of participating in the European Market place. European achievements. Our advantages over other world markets. Published on Mar 1, 2013 This video was produced by BUSINESSEUROPE for the IBEC CEO Conference in February 2013. 

VIDEO SCRIPT 
Europe’s future depends on business and the future of business depends on Europe. Transcript 1. Europe is the largest economy in the world – Europe has 503 million citizens, only 7% of the world’s population, but 23% of the global GDP, which is greater than China and Japan combined

- Europe is the largest exporter in the world and one out of ten European jobs depend on exports – The European Single Market: • adds €600 billion a year to Europe’s economy 
• helped 6 million Europeans find a job in another Member State 2. Europe needs global business – 7 of the top 10 foreign direct investment destinations are European – 148 out of the top 500 companies are based in Europe, more than the US, China and Japan
 – In 2011, Europe invested € 5 trillion abroad, more than the US and Japan together 
- The EU is the world leader in chemicals, • the biggest world trader in medicinal and pharmaceutical products and • provides one third of the world trade on machinery and appliances 
• 5 out of the 10 largest financial firms are European 3. Citizens and business work together

- Europe is the home of 24 million businesses 
• employing 172 million people, nearly 80% of jobs in Europe! 
- A quarter of EU citizens have started a business and • 43% of young people wish to do so 4. Europe’s got brains 
- Every second Nobel prize in sciences goes to an European
 – 83.9 million EU citizens have attained third level education 
- 56% of Europeans can speak at least two languages. 
- 27.5% of all ...
  • June 5, 2013 •• Published: Jun 5, 2013 The audio equivalent of Lynn Truss’ Eats, Shoots & Leaves book The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation.  I found this poem through the visual medium of kenetic type. The sepia tones appeal to my sense of aesthetic. I like it a lot. Some of the sights I most enjoy in typographic animation is in getting lost in the counters and shapes between the letters as they move. Typography by Ronnie Bruce Uploaded Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Typography Animation Poem by (TaylorMali.com)   Totally like whatever, you know? by Taylor Mali In case you hadn’t realised, it has somehow become uncool to sound like you know what you’re talking about? Or believe strongly in what you’re, like saying? Invisible question marks and parenthetical (you know?)’s & (Ya know what I’m saying)’s have been attaching themselves to the ends of our sentences? Even when those sentences aren’t, like, questions? . Declarative sentences—so-­‐called because they used to, like you know, DECLARE things to be true, okay, as opposed to other things are, like, totally, you know, not— They’ve been infected by this tragically cool and totally hip interrogative tone?   As if I’m saying , don’t think I’m a nerd just cause I’ve noticed this; this is just like the word on the street, you know? I have nothing personally invested in my own opinions. I’m just inviting you to join me on the band wagon of my own uncertainty? . What has happened to our conviction? Where are the limbs out on which we once walked? Have they been, like, chopped down with the rest of the rain forest? Ya know? Or do we have, like, nothing to say? . Has society just become so filled with these conflicting feelings of nehh! That we’ve just gotten to the point where  most aggressively inarticulate generation to come along since . . . you know, a long, time ago! . So ...
  • May 15, 2013 •• Published: May 15, 2013 Some moving type in advertising a nostalgic look at Chiquita Banana, who seeks the secret of Coca Cola & then were moving over a monochrome typographic landscape. Chiquita Banana from Diana Frurip, Uploaded Thursday, October 23, 2008 A nostalgic jingle for bananas   The Secret is Out There. by CocaColaCo Uploaded on May 19, 2010 Who knows the secret ingredients? How is the secret formula protected? Who is Doc. Pemberton? We’ve released this video in an attempt to shed some light on the answers… but many more are out there. You just need to know where to look. Hint: unlock bottles.   Typography Landscape from idnworld Uploaded June 29, 2009 Tailor-made animation for IdN 15th Anniversary Creative Directors: Jason Cook & Bryan Lee Executive Producer: Joe Montalbano Producer: Jason Kirkham Designers: Bryan Lee, Jason Cook, Brian Castleforte 3D Animator: Brian Castleforte Compositor: Jason Cook Sound Design: Braincloud Tailor-made animation for IdN 15th Anniversary.
Creative Directors: Jason Cook & Bryan Lee 
Executive Producer: Joe Montalbano 
Producer: Jason Kirkham 
Designers: Bryan Lee, Jason Cook, Brian Castleforte 
3D Animator: Brian Castleforte 
Compositor: Jason Cook 
Sound Design: Braincloud
  • May 1, 2013 •• Published: May 1, 2013  As a child Hamiltons shop was an old fashioned vegetable store & as is often the way with such things, they go in and out of fashion. People retire and the next generation take over. To day they deal in antiques, curiosities, a bit of tech and then some. When at the Bull ring you can’t miss it. I enjoy the typographic crazy exhibited in the window and the occasional visual gem.
  • August 16, 2012 Published: Aug 16, 2012 Snow White & the Huntsman – Titles by The Mill Visual Effects Studio The Mill credits: Creative Director – Henry Hobson & Andrew Proctor 
Typeface Designer – Manija Emran 
Executive Producer – Stephen Venning 
Producer – Lee Buckley
 Music – Florence + The Machine We’re told the biggest challenge in developing the SnowWhite & the Huntsman film titles was to create striking movie level quality of images that frame and effectively draw focus to the key principle titles. Images and text needed to work together in perfect harmony to captivate the viewer and guide them through the titles content at the same time. Snow White & the Huntsman – Titles by The Mill Visual Effects Studio Snow White & the Huntsman – Titles from The Mill Visual Effects Studio on Vimeo.  Every typeface exudes a personality. A good typeface evokes an emotion, creates an atmosphere, exudes a genre, a style or implies a period in time. The typeface, Ravenna; The Evil Queen (the stepmother) • 
The design and exploration for the titles and the main film title at the beginning of the movie concluded in creating a custom typeface (& font*) for Snowwhite & the Huntsman. The intention to capture the classic feel of the films setting while at the same time boasting a contemporary and sharp look. Creative Director Henry Hobson developed the completely customized typeface. The new typeface was named Ravenna after a character in the film – the Evil Queen. It is bold and dramatic, yet subdued to match the multifaceted character and her intriguing steadfast ways. “The brief was to get a feminine font with a hard edge. Having played around with existing typeface, the design team found that Bodoni had a really nice feel to it, a stylish vibe and some nice detail. But even then it was distinctly ...
  • July 2, 2012 Published: Jul 2, 2012 I’ve long been facilitated by type/ letters in the environment. Typography out of context. In unexpected places. How the weather effects & erodes man made marks. At what point do they lose their original meaning or become something else.                      
  • May 1, 2012 Moving Graphic Design Selling Yes, Selling beans, a consumers choice & creative ideas – how to capture ’em. A selection of typographic Animation, Kenetic type etc. Cool Typography Animation Uploaded by Sascha182 Yes Beans (A typographic animation) Uploaded by cmtozer on May 31, 2007 In this film a consumer is faced with the numerous options available when trying to buy some baked beans. Using typographic animation, it explores the visual language of food brands and product labelling trends. 29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE Uploaded by MrNotFamous on Jun 6, 2011 • 29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE
1. Make lists 
2. Carry a Notebook everywhere 
3. Try free writing
 4. Get away from the computer 
5. Quit beating yourself up 
6. Take breaks 
7. Sing in the shower
 8. Drink coffee 
9. Listen to new music
 10. Be open 
11. Surround yourself with creative people
 12. Get feedback
 13. Collaborate
 14. Don’t give up 
15. Practice
 16. Allow yourself to make mistakes
 17. Go somewhere new 
18. Count your blessings
 19. Get lots of rest 
20. Take risks 
21. Break the rules 
22. Don’t force it 
23. Read a page of the dictionary 
24. Create a framework 
25. Stop trying to be someone else’s perfect 
26. Got an idea write it down 
27. Clean your workspace 
28. Have fun
 29. Finish something •
  • May 1, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quPbGSTGM04 . Typographic animation combined with images and a beautiful song. Have a wonderful May day “A beautiful lyrical depiction of Musiq’s second single “yes”, off his upcoming “MusiqInTheMagiq” album, which hits stores everywhere Tuesday, May 3rd!”  
  • April 7, 2011 Another in the ever growing selection of type animation available here. This time with Irish content a video from Edelman Ireland. . I recently came across this video via a blog by Helen Cousins at Xcel Business solutions on’Top 10 questions about Social Media for Business” well worth a read just follow the link. The following video animates some statistics around social Media use in Ireland. you can find the source of the statistics on the You Tube page. (float cursor to find link) . . Excerpts . 64% of young people (aged 16-24) use the Internet for social networking . 30% of Irish twitter users check their accounts daily . What do people use Facebook & LinkedIn for in Ireland? Facebook 79% say they use it to stay in touch with people they don’t see every day. 56% look at their friends photos 36% play games LinkedIn 50% use it to stay in touch with their network 49% use it to browse for jobs 10% use it to look for staff . It is estimated there will be 180,000 iPads in Irish consumer hands by the end of Spring. . “The information landscape in Ireland has fundamentally changed and continues to do so.”
  • December 24, 2010 . Beannachtaí na feíle agus do clann sa Nollaig & go n’eirig an t-ath leat sa 2011
  • December 8, 2010 This November into December the unique powdery snow fall gave me the opportunity to capture some images I have sought for some time. Snow capped logos. It’s perhaps a little known fact that my photographic endeavors mostly extends to records of ‘type in context’, weathered, lived in, Signage, stone work etc. & fungi (mushrooms not the dolphin). . . . . .>br> . . . . .
  • November 8, 2010 It is probably a bit of a cheek to publish so soon after the original article went out but when it comes to animation and type, I’m a fan. ‘Accentuate the positive’ . . Some kenetic type or typographic animation created by Another Avenue, Dublin, Ireland for IBEC Information | November 05, 2010. A three minute video expressing the positives of Irish industry. . . Original article: Ireland By The Numbers by Niall Devitt Some Highlights There are 960 Foreign Companies based here Including 8 of the Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies 15 of the Top 25 Medical Devices Companies 8 of the Top 10 Technology Companies Total US Investment in Ireland is greater than Brazil, Russia India & China Combined We are the 4th Largest Exporter of Beef in the World We make 15% of the World’s Infant Formula 10 of the World’s Top Selling Drugs are made here We are 2nd Largest Exporter of Medical Devices in Europe Half of the World’s Fleet Aircraft are Managed from Ireland And we’re 1st for the Availability of Skilled Labour . Transcript: Ireland by the numbers – Did you know that Ireland is home to 8 of the top 10 global technology companies and 15 of the top 25 medical devices firms. We produce enough beef each year to feed 30 million Europeans. 1 out of every 5 burgers served in McDonalds in Europe is Irish beef. Find out more in this 3 minute overview. . Ireland by the Numbers (Script) Ireland means business for the world 960 foreign companies – employing 138,000 workers – cutting edge – technology – research – IT hardware and – software – pharmaceuticals – medical devices . Home to some of the world s leading companies: 8 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies 15 of the top 25 in medical devices . More than 50% of the world s leading financial services firms 8 of the top 10 technology companies. In fact the total US investment into Ireland is greater than into: – Brazil – Russia – ...
  • October 21, 2010 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Email: deirdredesignandart.net Website: designandart.net . I exhibit under the name 2Dr. There are two prominent Ds in my name: I generally work on and with 2 Dimensional media. . As a designer when creating an identity I develop lettering unique to the business, organisation or individual I work for. I scan the finished concepts into the Macintosh computer, redrawing the letters. The computer calculates the font, in turn translating data to the typeface. which allows me to work with it both on screen and later as printed material . . In these pieces I explore the inter-letter spaces: shapes made by overlapping letters or their proximity to one another. I investigate colour contrasts, compliments and blends. My design manipulates the layout to effectively portray the essence of the proverbs, seanfocail, sayings and wise words, I have collected since childhood. . I have exhibited annually since 2004. this year some of my work can be seen at the Raven Art 2010 exhibition at the Only Natural too premises, 1 Church Lane, Wexford. the Lane beside St Iberius church, in the Super Value car park (L&N). For more details on the other artists involved see here .
  • September 8, 2010 It’s no secret I’m a major fan of animation from Disney, Manga, Dreamworks  to more obscure studios. Indeed at one stage in my creative education I contemplated becoming an animator. Animation has taken strides from drawing & painting cells and stop motion to ‘Flash’ and equally versatile animation program suites. Below you’ll find some more examples of  typographic animation. Motion & Audio Experiments – A Minireel from Gustav Espenes on Vimeo. Still alive The synthetic voice is gas Rather captivated by the typography, only recently, I discovered this video is a tribute to the ‘Portal’ (Video game) Portal is a single-player first-person action/puzzle video game developed by Valve Corporation. The game was released in a bundle package called The Orange Box for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 on October 9, 2007 and for the PlayStation 3 on December 11, 2007. Portal has been acclaimed as one of the most original games in 2007 despite being comparatively short in length. The game has received praise for its unique game play and darkly humorous story. Portal – Still Alive typography from Trickster on Vimeo. Motion & Audio experiments Motion & Audio Experime… was originally posted 7/31/09 by Deirdre ní Dhubhghaill on blogspot
  • September 9, 2009 Kenetic Typography, Typeographic animation, Moving type. I like it. Below find a few more examples under 40 sec. ————————————————————————————— Typographic Animation – Hi Friend! (23sec) by Mr. W Typographic Animation – Hi Friend! from Mr. W on Vimeo. He used After Effects to visualize a part of the song “Hi Friend!” by “Deadmau5 feat. Mc Flipside”. Wiff Waff – Scenography (33sec) by Marcus Fuchs Wiff Waff – Scenography from Marcus Fuchs on Vimeo. Typographic Timeline Typographic Timeline by Marcus Fuchs on Vimeo. MI TUMBAO (35sec) by juanita garcia MI TUMBAO from juanita garcia on Vimeo. Juanita Garcia Fanta Advert DJ shadow – The Outsider (Typographic animation) (40sec) by remote, Istanbul / TURKEY DJ shadow – The Outsider (Typographic animation) from remote on Vimeo. I like the page scenes in particular. Angels And Rascalls (Typographic Dada Poem)(40sec) by Popow Angels And Rascalls (Typographic Dada Poem) from Popow on Vimeo. Italian Dada Poem translated to Typography
  • July 31, 2009 ”Imaginary Forces fourth collaboration with director McG, we take you to the futuristic world of Terminator Salvation. The main titles for the film harken back to the original Terminator titles but with modern sensibilities. The heavy typography weaves in and out revealing the title, underscored by the unforgettable Terminator theme” TheConciseStatement “Opening credits to The Terminator (1984), James Cameron’s iconic nightmarish sci-fi action thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn. Here, two sets of transparent letters, initially appearing too close to make out, pass each other and eventually form the title. The credits come in the form of text typed out on a computer screen, the square cursor being a recogniseable 80s hallmark. Along with both these fonts, composer Brad Fiedel completes the technological throughline, with his electronic score, of which this signature theme connotates the clanking metal of the Terminator itself.”
  • June 30, 2009 Recently  an advertiser suggested I’d be interested in buying some advertising on petro vision in service stations. below you’ll find some examples of other peoples short typographic animation. This is what 10 to 30 seconds animation can do How to Kill a Zombie thomasjay7 (uTube), January 17, 2008 (16sec) This is a Kinetic Type Project He did for a class last quarter. It was done using 3d layers in AE. Turn off your TV awertzberger (uTube) November 13, 2007 (30sec) Motion graphic project done in class at the University of Kansas Matrix animation madfusion15 (uTube) September 07, 2007 (30sec) Dane Cook Typography loser23jtw (uTube) June 13, 2008 (25sec) I use Vegas 8, which means i had to do one word at a time. It took me 2 days because my computer kept on freezing. It really helped me get used to the text edit, and motion tracking Cloverfield Typography Pellitory (uTube) June 01, 2008 (23sec) My first attempt at kinetic typography. Had made it for a commercial for work, but got refused. I removed the company logo at the end so we couldn’t get in trouble. Coke Commercial alienate (uTube) April 14, 2008 (24sec) The assignment was to make a beverage commercial and to use footage of this girl in front of a green screen, who needed to be keyed out. She wasn’t really doing much of anything so I tried to make it more about kinetic text and dynamically generated animations. eBay tv spot hmaeda20 (uTube) October 27, 2007 (30sec) 30 second commercial for eBay OK! So there are no 10 second video included above I couldn’t find any.
  • June 25, 2009 UTube Wiki
  • May 18, 2009 I came across these three Typographic video on uTube recently there are more in the series, I prefer the first three. Publicising the Typophile Film Festival. Typophile Film Festival 1 (opening titles) The opening titles for the very first Typophile Film Festival in San Francisco! Footage & selected music by Prelinger Archives. Direction, design & animation by Brent Barson. Comissioned by Jared Benson & Joe Pemberton of Typophile. Typophile Film Festival 2 (opening titles) Opening titles for the 2nd Annual Typophile Film Festival in NYC. Design & animation by Brent Barson. Cinematography by Mike Saltsman and Brent Barson. Music by Theta Naught (www.thetanaught.org) Festival by Joe and Jared from Punchcut/Typophile! Typophile Film Festival 3 (opening titles) Opening titles for the 3rd Annual Typophile Film Festival in Boston. Direction, design & animation by Brent Barson. Open-source music remixing by The Golgi Apparatus. Commissioned by Joe Pemberton and Jared Benson from Punchcut/Typophile
  • March 31, 2009 This is a small selection of uTube movies concentrating on the use of moving type as a form of expression, ‘What is Typography?’- Vancouver film school, ‘Brand New Key’ Type Animation- kristonica, 2002 – ‘Catch me if you can?’ title sequence, ‘Starwars Typo – pub action’ – anis111 & ‘The Dark Knight – Because he’s a hero’ – Kinetic Typography – deathring2000.
  • March 6, 2009 “Through the eye” April 2009   “Looking back”: Wexford Town beside the river Slaney, December 2008


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