A3 gicleé print
A4 Risograph prints
A celebration of typographic design, Letterbomb was an exhibition that brought together eighteen sign-painters, typographers, graphic designers, illustrators and graffiti artists.
Using the theme of ‘Taboo’ as its subject, Letterbomb featured Ireland’s most prolific and progressive practitioners working in the field. Taboos are things we tacitly understand to be not quite acceptable in a particular setting or community, yet still people do them anyway. Playfully acknowledging the orthodoxies inherent in typographical disciplines, the theme of ‘taboo’ provided a space for the participating artists to break rules, and reimagine form. The works in Letterbomb explores this grey area between acceptable and unacceptable; between legible and illegible; communication and non-communication.
This exhibition examines, investigates and challenges the words we cannot say, and how actions and expressions sometimes speak louder than their content. The show is a fresh and exciting take on contemporary type and lettering design. It offers its audience a unique opportunity to experience lettering, language and taboos in a visual and inventive way.
Exhibiting Artists: ACHES, Emmalene Blake, Syd Bluett, Ror Conaty, Dave D’arcy, Robin Fuller, Stephen Heffernan, Meagan Hyland, Mack Signs, Fiona McDonnell, Holly Pereira, Horhay Ruíz, Richard Seabroooke, Jacky Sheridan, Signs of Power, Steve Simpson, VENTS, and Wonders & Signs