Have you ever led a movement from the front? Have you ever taken a great risk? Have you defiantly broken new ground? Vanguard explores risk-taking and military strategy through the lyrics of the Irish National Anthem co-written by musican and lyricist Peader Kearney.
Who were the Walker Brothers? Cyclists and soldiers. PUSH tells of how they cycled through a storm for Ireland at the 1912 Stockholm Games and subsequently served as rebel bike couriers during the 1916 Rising.
Samuel Beckett was a slight man but possessed knockout power as a champion schools boxer. Mad right? BORN MAD tells us more about Beckett’s personal style and sporting prowess.
An Irishman managed Real Betis to the Spanish La Liga, and later managed FC Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War as Madridista General Franco bombed their ground, sewing the seeds of the intense sporting and political rivalry that still exists today between Barca and Real Madrid. MISTER explores Patrick O Connell, football manager and activist.
James F O Connell, the first man seen heavily tattooed in the Western World became a star attraction at PT Barnum’s American Museum of Freaks in Manhattan. Samuel F O Reilly, inventor of the electric tattoo gun, TATTOOED MAN explores tattoo culture and masculinity.
These are just some of the cultural stories told at Go Dare Creative.
Print storytelling is our unique ability. We see print possibilities everywhere from Luke Kelly’s banjo to Harry Boland’s bolero to create a print language that is original, cultural, meaningful and timeless. Here are some of the other print stories we have created. Bord na Mona peat briquettes in BOGMAN, the first electric tattoo gun design patent for TATTOOED MAN, motorbike wheels and helmets for BIKER, construction scaffolding for SCAFFOLDER. These are incorporated into our design process, scaled, placed and combined with colour to form a commercial and cultural union. We see print where others don’t.