Seditious Types Exhibition

Seditious Types was an exhibition hosted by the National Print Museum. The exhibition was produced to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising launched by Irish republicans to end British rule in Ireland and establish an independent Irish Republic. While many Irish citizens are aware of the military history of the Rising, this special exhibition sought to engage the public in an understanding of the Rising from a fresh perspective. The exhibition explored the role of printers active in 1916 and the central role of printed media in shaping the image and meaning of the Rising. The Proclamation is an iconic document in Irish history and proclaims independence, justifies rebellion, and offers a vision of Ireland where freedom and opportunity are the rights of all Irish citizens - Seditious Types told the story of how it was produced and the men and women that risked their lives to print it.

The National Print Museum is fortunate to have in its collection a working Wharfedale Stop Cylinder Press, the type of machine that the Proclamation was printed on, and on loan an original copy of this historic document. In conjunction with the exhibition, the National Print Museum printed a commemorative replica series of the Proclamation printed exactly how as it had been 100 years previously.

For the exhibition, I was involved at every stage of its creation and worked closely in collaboration with the museum and curator. I designed all printed material and installations for the exhibition. After the physical exhibition ended an online archive and website version was created that I also designed. This project was completed by me while working with the team at Catalysto.

Project Outcomes: Visual Identiy, Exhibition Design, Print Material, Website Design
Client: National Print Museum of Ireland

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