As a nomadic creature, I often get asked the question, “Do you consider yourself an Irish designer?”. The answer, of course, is always a resounding yes. Irish design is unmistakable. Much like the Irish personality, it is infused with a distinct wit, personality and creativity that is entirely unique to our nation. It is no wonder that our small island continues to make waves across the globe in all types of design, animation and film. From exquisitely designed books to innovative digital platforms, this year’s 100 Archive selection represents the very best of Irish design. It demonstrates the vast and varied skills of Irish designers, both at home and abroad, and illustrates why our nation continues to shine so brightly on the international stage.
—Paul Woods – Huge