Post it | Artist talks CCAD | Week 2 Project Twins

Post it | Artist talks CCAD | Week 2 Project Twins

Date: 15th May 2013
Time: 1-2pm
Venue: MTU CCAD Sharman Crawford St Campus

POST-IT A Collabrative Print Project between Cork Printmakers and CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, selected to be presented at the major print symposium IMPACT8 in Dundee, Scotland, from 28 August - 01 September 2013. Please see for further details. The idea for this project grew from a series of meetings between Cork Printmakers and CIT Crawford College of Art & Design.

We wanted to find a way to explore the links between the two organisations, allow relationships and ideas to flourish through discussion, making and finally, displaying the end result. This project is to be a conduit for the dissemination of thoughts and ideas on cultural, philosophical, spiritual, whimsical and the sublime - when you see a poster site that is not telling you what to buy, where to go, who to trust, it carries the impact of the unexpected. Given Ireland's and Europe's current economic crises, the project may also give a new, unique voice or perspective to some of these concerns.

The idea is to use 100 poster sites to display work across the City of Dundee for the duration of the IMPACT8. This will allow maximum visual impact for both the artists and the viewers. We have chosen poster-sites because they are immediate, they help to take the artwork out of its usual context and setting and seeing images produced in such a way is both exciting and fresh for both organisations. There is a strong tradition of artists using or referencing the graphic format and typography of advertising i.e. Jenny Holzer's Trueisms, Barbara Kruger, Ed Ruscha and in more recent years David Shrigley, Superflux and more.

The project will be supported and prefaced by a series of artists' talks which are open to the public each wednesday lunchtime in May in The Crawford College - hosted by CIT Crawford College of Art & Design and Cork Printmakers.

This Weeks talk is by The Project Twins: The Project Twins are James and Michael Fitzgerald, an Irish based graphic art duo. They work together in a range of disciplines including art, design and illustration on both personal and commercial projects. Their illustration work has been commissioned by various magazines and agencies in Ireland, UK, Europe, America, Asia and Australia. They are members of Illustrators Ireland and work from Sample-Studios in Cork. They are represented by ‘The Illustration Room’ in Australia. Curiosity, humour and wit are a predominant feature in their work. Their playful graphics have a bold and simple aesthetic. They are interested in observations and oddities and enjoy taking the familiar and turning it into the surprising. Their projects range from large scale art pieces to design and illustration and they believe that both their personal and commercial projects can benefit and inform each other.

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