Dublin’s 100th annual Liffey Swim takes place on Saturday, August 3.
To mark the occasion, and in a nod to Jack B Yeats, Stoneybatter-based Damn Fine Print are creating a number of strictly limited edition prints by a number of artists including Annie Atkins, Steve Simpson, M&E, Fuschia Macaree, Peter Donnelly, Alan Dunne, Niall McCormack.
They’ll go on show at the Om Diva atelier, 27 Drury Street, Dublin 2, from Wednesday, August 1 to Tuesday, August 13.
Damn Fine Print’s Creative Director Kim Willoughby writes:
“There’ll be a launch night on the opening Wednesday after which the prints will be for sale in the Om Diva gallery on Drury Street and at DamnFinePrint.com for €90 each, unframed.
“They’re all strictly limited editions though so be quick if you’re thinking of nabbing a commemorative print for yourself or someone taking part in the swim.”
“…There’s something really magical about seeing hundreds of people swimming through the middle of our capital and we’ve hoping to immortalise that with a series of fun prints by some of the finest illustrators working in Ireland today.”
All prints glow at night.
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On Thursday, October 26.
At F R A M E, 53 South William Street, Dublin 2.
Damn Fine Print will launch Word – a new exhibition of exclusive screenprints in collaboration with sign painter Vanessa Power, otherwise known as Signs of Power.
may will be tay booze.
Damn Fine Print writes:
Vanessa’s Signs of Power has left her mark across Dublin with incredible hand-drawn shop signs and murals all over the city.
Her new collaboration with Damn Fine Print is an attempt to replicate that work and expand on her repertoire of skills to take in classic print-making and letterpress techniques.
With bold and positive new statements, dramatic colours and irreverent and inspiring motifs, Vanessa has teamed up with their design team to produce a limited run of prints just for this show.
Drawing inspiration from the classic works of Sister Corita Kent and letterpress guru Alan Kitching, Vanessa and the Damn Fine Print crew use traditional brush lettering and black shade techniques alongside classic design methods from the early 20th century that look as fresh, inspired and defining now as they did more than 100 years ago.
Think brush lettering, block shades and casual scripts married with tasteful hand-lettered overlays that evoke real turn-of-the-last-century technology…
The exhibition will run from Friday, October 27 to Friday, November 10.
Signs of Power
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Prints from Damn Fine Print’s Annie Atkins (Chimneys), Steve Simpson (Raglan Road) and Peter Donnelly (Arthur Fields)
On Saturday, August 9 – from 11am to 5pm – the people from Damn Fine Print are holding a workshop for print enthusiasts.
It will cost €95 which will include all screen-printing materials.
Damn Fine print writes:
“This workshop is a basic introduction to silk screen printing. Beginners will learn a brief history of the art form, print room safety and ethics and gain guided hands on practice in the process of printmaking from start to finish – including preparing your black and white artwork for the medium, coating and exposing your screen, handling screen printing equipment and tools, setting up your workspace, working with water based inks and producing your very own A4 limited edition print run. You will learn to print, troubleshoot and experiment with colour and printing techniques – and leave with your very own limited edition prints!”
Those interested must submit an A4 size black and white image and saved as a JPEG/PDF/PSD file format by email one week in advance of the course to firstname.lastname@example.org
One Day Screen Printing workshop – 9th August (Damn Fine Print)
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No cash, favours, prints, or ‘silk’ screens were given for this post.