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Kelan Ó Nualláin | Multidisciplinary Designer
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IDENTITY | BRANDING | MOTION | APP

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RWC / 2023
Part of the 2015 Future Proofed Graduate Exhibition at IADT Dun Laoghaire.
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RWC / 2023 is a rebranding of the current Rugby World Cup, specifically for the World Cup that could be held in Ireland in 2023. Moving away from the traditional and expected graphic styles utilised in rugby today, RWC / 2023 brings a new style and graphic vocabulary to the game of rugby. The brand identity maintains a rigidly applied set of design guidelines, whilst also being forward looking and containing the possibility to be reconfigured and used in Rugby World Cups to come. Through bespoke UV light photography, motion pieces, print and a companion app, the RWC / 2023 brand is a powerful, unique and different visual identity, speculating the future of design for rugby union.

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PRINT | BOOK | TYPOGRAPHY

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Awards
This project was awarded a Merit in the 2015 Student Assessments set by the International Society of
Typographic Designers.
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Salient Rulings of The Chair: An Empirical Appraisal of Unparliamentary Language

A Taboo is a vehement prohibition of an action based on the belief that such behavior is either too sacred or too accursed for ordinary individuals to undertake, under threat of supernatural punishment.

Whilst unparliamentary language is not too ‘sacred’ to undertake, it is certainly one of the last taboos and retardants of free speech in modern times. Parliamentary rules differ worldwide, but the vast majority of them implement some form of speaking etiquette which prohibits entirely the use of certain terms, words or phrases when both speaking to the house or addressing another member. Throughout history the curses or insults have changed but one thing remains constant, the member of parliaments willingness to disregard the rules entirely.

The aim of this book is to highlight the most insulting, crude and abhorrent instances of unparliamentary language and discuss the impacts on both the career (if any) and public view of each use; along with their social media balls ups.

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Screen Printing Heat Sensitive Ink Cover


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Print Detail

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Final Book


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Full Cover Reveal


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PRINT | BOOKLET

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Brief
WIP
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PRINT | BOOKLET

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Waking The Nation—2016 At the Abbey
Completed while at Zero-G, this modest season overview booklet formed part of the Abbey Theatre's 'Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme of Events'. Including plays and events based around themes of the 1916 Easter Rising for inspiration. Almost purely typographic, with Pantone green and orange representing nationalist colours of Ireland, the booklet carries the Abbey's strong identity and house style.

... Creative Direction–Stephen Ledwidge Studio–Zero-G Client–Abbey Theatre, Dublin _

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PRINT | CALENDAR | YCN STUDENT BRIEF

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This brief was chosen from the YCN Student Awards as part of a four project module for 3rd year. The calendar was designed to be an aesthetic as well as a functional piece.

Rotating the calendar in your hands gives you key dates and information on the paper type used to construct that particular month.

The idea is that once you have finished a month, a perforated section of the card tears away to leave you with a swatch of the paper for future reference and a new colour and paper type takes it's place.

As an added bonus for the user, the centre prism opens up to reveal branded Fedrigoni pencils.

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Published in The Art of Calendar Design, Gingko Press, 2015.


BRANDING | WAYFINDING | ENVIRONMENTAL

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Awards
The project was chosen by the Commissioner of Irish Lights as the trail identity they plan to implement nationwide in the near future.
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The concept behind the Irish Lighthouses Trail is to interlink 20 proposed lighthouse sites around Ireland in an all encompassing tourist experience and corporate identity system for the Commissioner of Irish Lights (governing body for lighthouses in Ireland).

Four seperate trail options were created based on each lighthouses' geographical location around the coast of Ireland: The Northern Trail, The Cross Country, The Southern and The Atlantic Trail. The trail's are colour coded and each one has its own unique logo that remains consistent with the ILT identity.

The large scale project required wayfinding signage and interactive, intricately detailed information boards at each lighthouse site, which provide tourists insights into the surrounding area and inner workings of the particular lighthouse they are at.

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Final Logo


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Logo Development

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Logo Detail


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Trail Brochure

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Trail Info And Wayfinding Boards


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MOTION | FILM TITLES

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This project involved creating a title sequence for a National Film School students film, it also involved creating print material such as DVD packaging and a poster to promote the release of the film.

The idea was to create a piece that would be tonally and visually matched to your given film. It would also include credits of the people involved in the making of the film, therefore typography for screen played a large part in the process of making the titles.

A Risky Undertaking is the story of a little girl kept locked away by her psychotic mother until one day she gets the chance to go on an adventure outside the house, with dire consequenses for her mothers gnomes.

Focusing on the unusual situations the protagonist is placed in on the adventure, I focused my title's on the mothers impact on her childhood, by using sweets and marbles as a metaphor for the destuctive nature the mother shows towards the child and their family life.

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Sweet Typography Experiments


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Stills

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Film Poster


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DVD Packaging


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Final Titles


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PRINT | POSTER

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The culmination of 3 weeks of furious hand crafting and prototyping. The objective of this project was to create a unique approach to advertising a particular font, in this case FF Info Office, designed by Erik Spiekermann and Ole Schäfer in 1998.
The FF Info Office poster is based on the original purpose for the font, information displays and inter-office comms. The family has 6 weights, ranging from Regular to Bold (including italics) and the poster was designed as a double sided foldout to showcase them all.

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PRINT | OPERA

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Ormindo is a classical opera by Italian playwright, Cavalli.The Royal Irish Academy of Music set out the task of creating a poster campaign that would reflect their more modern take on the play, set in 1930's Hollywood, whilst still retaining it's classical roots.

Focusing on the combination of typography and image collage, I aimed to create a contemporary yet classical poster treatment. The arrangement of the marble figures and inter-weaving of text reflects the complicated love triangle that defines the play. The final outcome utilised three distinct, but visually consistant, poster designs coupled with an opera brochure/program.

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Promotional Motion Graphic


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MARKS | VARIOUS

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A Selection of recently created marks for organisations, TV Shows & restaurants.

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Graphic Designer | Egg Chaser_
Kelan Bernard Ó Nualláin. Born and bred in Dublin, Ireland and First Class Honours graduate of Visual Communications Design in the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) Dun Laoghaire. Fanatical about all sport, especially rugby.

I believe meticulous craft and attention to the small details are what makes projects successful. Photography is also something I have a passion for—especially 35mm/medium format film. If you want to know more about my process, or want to work with me, feel free to drop me a line.

Contact details & Online bits_
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email_ hello@kbondesign.com | kelanonuallain@gmail.com
Phone_ +353 87 1385192
twitter | instagram_ @kbonuallain
Behance_ behance.net/kbon

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Honours & Awards_
Awarded Three×3 Internship the opportunity to work in three of Dublins top design studios for 9 months (2015)
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Graduated with a BA First Class Honours degree in Visual Communication Design. IADT Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (2015)
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Awarded Merit by International Society of Typographic Designers (2015)
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Winner of Irish Lighthouses Identity project, selected by CEO and staff of Irish Lights (2014)
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Represented Ireland (9 Caps). European Touch Rugby Championships, Swansea (2014)

Experience_
Slater DesignDublin, (Current).
Detail. Design Studio—Three×3. Dublin, 2016.
Atelier David Smith—Three×3. Dublin, 2016.
Zero-G—Three×3. Dublin, 2015.
Creative Inc.Dublin, 2015.