Seeking inspiration? Is your Twitter feed looking a little bit dry? Time to follow some Irish creatives, then…
We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite homegrown creative types, the majority of them Dublin-based, with most working at the intersection between the arts and tech.
Because podcasts are where the really exciting stuff is happening Radiomade rounds up new Irish-made shows (also worth following is Julien Clancy who organises the Moth’s Dublin story slams).
Radiomade.ie (@radiomade_live) May 29, 2015
2. Pivot Dublin
Because design doesn’t just exist on a page this account from Dublin City Architects curates events and hidden gems from Irish design and Dublin architecture.
3. Fuchsia Macaree
This talented illustrator, book designer, muralist and one-time Tech Human Of Dublin creates beautiful, often hilarious art which is slowly taking over Dublin’s shops, posters and magazines. Oh, and she has a keen eye for the weird and wonderful:
HANDS UP WHO’S EXCITED ABOUT THE DURROW SCARECROW FESTIVAL THIS YEAR pic.twitter.com/LECDvEtcry
Fuchsia MacAree (@fuchsiamacaree) June 11, 2015
This industrial design duo have really upped Dublin’s interiors game in the last few years. If you’ve noticed any simple, beautifully-crafted wooden signs and surfaces in cafes and restaurants around the city, there’s a very good chance they had something to do with it.
5. Damn Fine Print
Screen printing might seem a bit old-fashioned by tech standards, but Damn Fine Print is the go-to for in the know Dubliners in need of unique and colourful printed t shirts, totes and posters. Based in Smithfields Block T, they also run workshops and exhibitions, working with some of the best in Irish illustration and graffiti talent.
6. Dylan Haskins
Attached to a never-ending line of arts projects online and IRL, Haskins is currently involved with the Other Voices festival and the boards of the Project Arts Centre and the Science Gallery. He also hosts the Soundings podcast and event series with singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan.
A homegrown digital fashion magazine from the McGinn sisters (also of OPSH fame), this site, formerly an NDRC Launchpad grad project, gives a great roundup of whats going on in Irish creativity as well as international trends.
8. Creative Mornings, Dublin
If you can handle the extra-early rise once a month, the Dublin arm of this international breakfast lecture series is well worth a follow: theres always a fascinating speaker, and the chance for some bleary-eyed early morning networking.
9. TOG (The Dublin hackerspace)
Every city needs a hackspace and Dublin is no different decorated with its signature rubber ducks, TOG hosts a calendar of regular events, hackathons and cryptoparties (where you learn to encrypt things by the time the night is out).
TOG (@TOG_Dublin) June 29, 2015
10. Hunt & Gather
Exciting things have happened to Dublin nightlife in recent years, and some of the most exciting, most experimental and most downright fun nights out come courtesy of this creative collective. Think kitchsy film screenings, themed club nights and any excuse to dress up…
Hunt and Gather (@xHuntandGather) June 17, 2015