Thursday, 3 December 2009


…de la Irish Times:

A young graphic designer has crafted a new, contemporary Gaelic typography for use in Irish language publications, websites and signage.

Described as "uncomplicated and modern" by creator Naoise Ó Conchubhair, the new type is about finding a "a new visual voice for the country".

Called Insular, a reference to the style of script used in the Book of Kells , the typeface is in no way romantic about the language or culture, he says.

He explains the decision to develop the type by saying: "There are always new reasons for type design, particularly with the development of the screen or web."

The work grew out of a college project while Ó Conchubhair was studying Visual Communication at the National College of Art and Design.

While Ó Conchubhair is working as a graphic designer, he plans to submit the new type to A Typel, a typographic conference being held in Dublin next year...

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