A first Le Cool Dublin cover by Italian-born,Swiss-trained, Dublin-based graphic designer Lorenzo Tonti
When I received the e-mail asking me if I would be interested in designing covers for ‘Le Cool’ Dublin I was sitting in a café sipping an espresso. While we exchanged e-mails, my mind started working on the design of it and I thought of my 31 years here. There I was sipping a drink that one could not find when I moved here—even decent coffee was unheard of. So the idea of using espresso to show ‘cool / changed Dublin’ seemed appropriate. Dublin is overflowing with coffee places, and finding a good espresso isn’t such a struggle anymore. I guess somewhere along the line our Italian ‘café’ culture became trendy and is now replicated and adopted as a national phenomena. I still rotate towards the Italian run places for the real shot mind you.