Dublin Poster

Print, Websites

A personal project for us that took off. Nine months in the making: a suite of posters and a collection of illustrated icons.

Way back when we first set up Workhouse we had a little free time on our hands between clients, so we put that to good use by working on a collection of illustrations of Dublin that would eventually become our iconic Dublin Poster. The original A1 poster was limited to 500 copies and sold out within two months.

Google, The Point Village and Failte Ireland then licensed some of the icons for their own installations. This encouraged us to create a coloured version and a second edition in a smaller A2 size. We also created a suite of iconic Dublin posters such as our Dublin Neon, Dublin Pubs and our Why Go Bald sign. We developed this concept further with Failte Ireland by creating a guide to Dublin in partnership with LeCool.

We also built a WordPress website to sell the posters using Paypal as a payment gateway.

The poster is available to buy from DublinPoster.com and at Designist.

Interesting details:

  • Two-colour litho print Pantone 293 Blue and Process Black
  • 116 individual panels inspired by the unique elements of Dublin, including Clerys Clock, The Liffey, Arnotts, O’Connell Street, Guinness, Why Go Bald, The Long Hall, Hapenny Bridge and The Custom House.
  • Each one hand numbered and embossed with Workhouse logo for authenticity
  • Printed in Ireland
  • Heavy crisp matt white paper (190 g/m2 uncoated stock)

Behind the scenes