Something in the Water exhibition identity
Patrick Kavanagh, James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, Eavan Boland and Flann O’Brien are just a few examples of Irish writers who have lived beside, written about or set their work within this literary channel. Taking inspiration from this, the exhibition identity came to life as the unfolded dust jacket of a book from this time and place.
Research began by looking at 20th century book covers of these writers, antique book shops from the area and other printed ephemera from the Canal’s rich literary history . Looking quite specifically at the areas of Wilton Park and Baggot street Bridge, these spots were used to inform the illustration of the canal, with its romantic weeping willows, lily pads and swans.