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Designer Steve McCarthy Paddy’s Day special edition Jameson
Leah Kilcullen writes:
Every year Jameson celebrates St. Patrick’s Day by commissioning an artist to create a piece of original art for its limited edition bottle. This year Jameson is proud to be working with Steve McCarthy, a Dublin based designer and illustrator. His style is bold, colourful and inspired by the humour and wit of the people that he has been around all his life….
In 1492, in Dublin, ‘Black James’ Butler and his men found themselves barricaded behind the door of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. On the other side was Gearóid Fitzgerald who, tired of the constant fighting between the clans, decided it was time to make peace.
Fitzgerald ordered his men to cut a hole in the door before extending his hand through the gap as a token of friendship. Rather than cut his arm off with a sword, Butler shook it and the long standing feud came to an end, giving Dublin one of its most famous sayings – ‘to chance your arm’.
In Steve’s design he has brought the ‘chance your arm’ story to life via two outstretched hands exchanging a handshake, which is framed by the St Patrick’s Cathedral door of reconciliation.
I met a lad in Sydney that had this job. His [work entailed] going out every night to different bars and clubs armed with a Jameson credit card and purchace rounds of Jameson, ginger ale and a slice lime for anybody that wanted one. Naturally he became my best friend