Much of the practice's work is concerned with modifying or adding to streetscapes in urban villages on the outskirts of Dublin City, some of the first suburbs developed in the pre-independence period of the 18th and early-19th centuries. We are interested in the layered development of these streets, ad-hoc but often beautiful, reflecting changes in cultural identity, fashion, bureacratics and fabrication methods. This temporal palimpsest is perhaps most succintly represented by the ubiquitous but mismatched street name signs seen across the streets, terraces and lanes of these areas.

Current Reading

Spalding, Tom.
Layers: The Design, History and Meaning of Public Street Signage in Cork and Other Irish Cities.
Dublin: Associated Editions, 2013.

Dixon, Brian.
Word and Place in Irish Typography
InPrint: Vol. 1: Iss. 1, 2012.

Neylon, Laoise.
Documenting the History of Some of Dublin’s Mismatched Street Signs
Dublin InQuirer, June 10, 2020