Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Here's the Heads Up #2

More designy events in March that you should get to if you can:

Exhibitions on until the end of the month:
Notebooks and Narratives: The Secret Laboratory, PLACE, Belfast
If The Lives of Spaces at OBG isn't enough to sate your architectural apetite, go along to PLACE, Fountain Street, Belfast for an exhibition of architects' notebooks. See inside the process of a number of noted Irish architects such as Tom de Paor, O'Donnell + Tuomey, Grafton and others until the 27th March.

Tiny Little Horse at the Bernard Shaw, Portobello, Dublin 8
Tiny Little Horse, creators of awesome gig posters for bands such as Battles, CSS, Flight of the Conchords and more, are presenting "an exhibition (and indeed celebration) of posters", opened last night at the Shaw Space in the Bernard Shaw. Well worth a look if you're in the area, and always a good spot for a pint (or a bottle of Buckfast, if you're that way inclined...)

Irish Book Cover Art 1930s- 1970s at the Winding Stair, Ormond Quay, Dublin 1
Another exhibition in another venue worth visiting, Irish Book Cover Art from the 1930s to 1970s is on display in one of Dublin's nicest bookshops. Do all you can to get in and see it, and why not buy some tasty design books while you're at it? It's what I'm planning to do... Note that this exhibition is curated by Niall McCormick of the charming Hitone: Vintage Irish Book Covers blog, which has just joined my reader subscriptions :)

Next week:
Happy Birthday and Happy St Patrick's Day from the Irish Design Shop, East Bow Lane, Dublin 2
On the 17th March (next Wednesday) you are invited to celebrate not one but two annual festivities all in one at the Irish Design Shop. Come along (early, they recommend) for tea, biscuits and 10% off all stock.

At the end of the month:
Typeface Irish Premiere, University of Ulster, Belfast
If you find yourself in Belfast on the 25th March (catching the end of archi-exhibitions, maybe), check out the screening of Typeface, a movie about an old type factory-turned-museum in Wisconsin. Be charmed by the trailer below and then head here to get yourself a ticket.