GPO Witness History
GPO Witness History was the flagship centenary project in 2016. It is a multi award-winning and highly immersive and engaging exhibition that takes the viewer inside the General Post Office in Easter Week 1916. It was here during the historic and tumultuous Easter Rising that an unstoppable chain of events began which would ultimately lead to the creation of the Irish Republic.
As Martello’s Art Director, I was responsible for the visual approach throughout the visitor centre. I undertook the interior design of the centre, creating two separate visual palettes for the bright ground-floor spaces and the darker Revolution gallery.
I was also responsible for all the graphic design, its direction, production and installation. I commissioned a bespoke humanist style sans-serif typeface based on Irish script to be used throughout. This allowed both lrish and English languages to co-exist whilst each retained its individuality. The typeface has two styles, a Roman and a Irish style, designed to work as companion fonts. It was applied throughout the building, on exhibition panels, interactive touch screens, signage and wayfinding.