Aiden Grenelle @ The ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition
22 March 13
IRISH GRAPHIC DESIGNER Aiden Grenelle has been selected to display his work at the upcoming retrospective on the life and work of David Bowie at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). The ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition is the V&A’s fastest-selling showcase in history – with nearly 48,000 visitors having already booked tickets. Meanwhile, David Bowie has scored his first UK number one album in 20 years with the release of The Next Day, which is also the fastest-selling album of the year so far. The exhibition, running from 23 March to 11 August, will feature more than 300 objects – include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and Bowie’s own instruments. Grenelle of Image Now is among 100 international artists and designers who have contributed to a typographic screen-print commissioned by the V&A for the show, which will open on Saturday, March 23. “David Bowie was my first pin-up, musical hero so to be invited to contribute to this exhibition is an incredible honour,” Grenelle. “My contribution celebrates Ziggy Stardust, the character that had the most impact on me as a teen. The Ziggy Stardust bodysuits from 1972, designed by Freddie Burretti, will also be on display as part of the exhibition.” “Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars was the soundtrack of my art college years in Dundee during the mid-80s. And he’s the artist I’ve returned to the most for pleasure and for inspiration. He is pop’s greatest innovator without a doubt.” Darrell Kavanagh, MD of Image Now said: “This is great news for Aiden and a truly-deserved honour for him.” More than 100 leading international designers and artists were approached by Blam (aka Mark Blamire) of Print Process to produce a typographic mark or logotype for the word ‘Bowie’. Grennelle’s contribution was chosen as part of the final print. The result, a 500mm x 500mm print, entitled ‘The Changing Face of Bowie’, is available exclusively from the V&A.
Aiden Grennelle's at OFFSET
19 March 13
Aiden's talk at OFFSET 2009 goes online. Click here for more information.
The Summit Selected for Sundance London
11 March 13
The 2nd Sundance London Film Festival has selected The Summit as one of the features in its programme. Sundance London is a partnership between Robert Redford, Sundance Enterprises, Sundance Institute and AEG Europe. Running from 25-28 April 2013, the second Sundance London is set to present four exciting days of live music, the UK premieres of American independent films fresh from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, plus panel discussions, filmmaker Q&As and exclusive events.
Image Now Celebrates its 20th Birthday
27 February 13
On February 25th, Image Now turned the ripe old age of 20. Darrell and David would like to thank all our valued clients for their continued support over the years. Here's to the next 20!
Sundance Selects The Summit
21 January 13
The Summit, which premiered internationally at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, January 18th, has been nominated for the world cinema documentary award at the festival. The result will be announced on Saturday, January 26th. Image Now is also delighted to reveal that Sundance Selects, a subsidiary of IFC which is owned by American media giant AMC, secured the US distribution rights for the documentary over the weekend. (L-R) Associate producer David Torpey, executive producer Darrell Kavanagh, director Nick Ryan, climber Pemba Gyalje Sherpa, executive produducer John Battsek and screenwriter Mark Monroe attend 'The Summit' premiere at Egyptian Theatre during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2013 in Park City, Utah.
Nick Ryan and Pat Falvey interview on Newstalk's Tom Dunne show.
06 December 12
Nick Ryan, Director and Pat Falvey, Executive Producer of The Summit are interviewed on Newstalk's Tom Dunne show. Listen to the Interview
29 November 12
The Summit is a feature length documentary about the deadliest day in modern mountain climbing history. In August of 2008, 22 climbers from several international expeditions converged on High Camp of K2, the last stop before the summit of the most dangerous mountain on Earth. 48 hours later, eleven had been killed or simply vanished into thin air. Like a horror movie come-to-life, it was as if the mountain began stealing lives, one climber at a time. At the feet of the heavens the body is literally dying with each passing second and the mind can play tricks. Morality in the death zone, above 8,000 metres, is skewed 180 degrees from the rest of life. When a climber falls or wanders off the trail, the unwritten code of the sport is to leave them for dead. Survival depends on self-preservation at all costs. At the heart of The Summit lies a mystery about one extraordinary man, Ger McDonnell, the first Irishman to summit K2. His team leader left him behind in the death zone. His best friend on the mountain, Pemba Gyalje Sherpa, searched in vain to find him, rescuing several others. Ger’s final moments have been called into question by the last climber to talk to him alive. By all accounts, he was faced with a heart-breaking dilemma— at the very limit of his mortal resources, he stumbled onto a disastrous scene: three climbers tangled up in ropes and running out of time. Had Ger McDonnell stuck to the climbers’ code, he might still be alive. In a century of assaults on K2, only about 300 people have ever seen the view from the second highest peak on the planet. More than a quarter of those who made it didn’t live long enough to share the glory or even tell the tale. They were killed simply trying to get down. The Summit is about the very nature of modern adventure. Those who survive carry with them a commodity to sell, The Story. This one remains contentious and fiercely debated, at the expense of the memory of Ger Mc- Donnell and the 10 others who died with him. In this way, the monster of K2 feeds itself. As the legend grows, new climbers are drawn to test themselves against the deadliest mountain on Earth. The Summit is told with all the tension, pace and suspense of a Hollywood narrative. The visual experience will put the audience in the boots of those facing life and death decisions on the mountain and show how a band of like-minded adventurers can be torn apart by the elements and the glory at hand. Go to the Summit site
Andrew McNamee Joins the Team
14 August 12
Image Now would like to welcome Andrew to the team. Andrew graduated with honours in Visual Communication at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin. Prior to joining Image Now in 2012 he worked in several of Dublin’s leading design agencies including Detail. Design Studio, AAD, Creative Inc and Code/Delehunty. He also gained international experience in Melbourne between 2010 and 2011. During his time there he worked for Studio Verse and Büro North. While in these various studios he has collaborated with specialists in a variety of fields, from architects to wayfinding strategists working on a broad range of projects.
DIT Graduate Awards 2012
12 July 12
Image Now would like to congratulate all the DIT 2012 Graduate Award winners, in particular the Best Use of Multi Media in Visual Communications and in Fine Art recipients, awards which are sponsored by Image Now. Tommie Soro was awarded the Best Use of Multi Media in Fine Art and Michael McCaughley (pictured across with Darrell) received the Best Use of Multi Media in Visual Communications. To see some of Tommie and Micheal's work check out http://2012branded.webs.com/ and cargocollective.com Read Full Article (pdf)
11 July 12
In July 2012 GloHealth joined the market as Ireland’s fourth health insurance provider. Glohealth is a new entrant with a clear proposition, consumer and cost focus that has the technical expertise and the desire to be seen as being different by doing things differently. The innovative health insurance company allows consumers to create their own tailor made health insurance policies in a simple straightforward manner while saving customers money. Image Now collaborated with the GloHealth executive team to develop the strategy, brand name, the brand identity and the advertising for GloHealth.
Jane O'Reilly Joins our Team
02 August 11
Jane joined Image Now in June 2011 as a project manager. She has worked as a Marketing Manager in the retail and recruitment industries. She has also experience in online marketing, media planning and buying, digital researching, account planning and advertising and has worked at McCann Ericksson and Netbehaviour. She has a B.A. in International Marketing with French and German from DCU and a M.Sc in Advertising from DIT. Jane’s advertising, team work and communication competencies are central to her role as project manager.