Féile Pádraig in association with Hen’s Teeth creative studio and gallery, present a specially commissioned series of six stunning prints using proverbs drawn from our rich Irish language.

These unique artworks aim to present and promote the Irish language through using proverbs to look at our contemporary times, a reflection on the past year, a look to the future and to celebrate the resilience and community spirit of the Irish people at the time of our national holiday celebrations.

Hen's Teeth are working with six designers - Jonny Costello (Adult Art Club), Keelin Coyle, Niall Sweeney, M&E Studio, One Strong Arm and Annie Moriarty - to create this stunning run of limited edition prints.

The work will be printed by Hen's Teeth in Dublin, available framed or unframed, and can be shipped globally.

On sale from Friday 12th March through

Adult Art Club

Jonny Costello is a UK based artist whose practice sits in the overlap of music, art & culture, & encompasses traditional mediums such as illustration, collage, photography and image making. He also works as a creative facilitator/art director with artists, musicians & cultural projects, to realise their creative vision

Lecturing and exhibiting internationally in Berlin, UK & Ireland, previous design clients include MTV, Channel 4, Apple, Ed Sheeran, Perc and Bruce Springsteen.

Keelin Coyle

Keelin Coyle is an Irish independent creative who designs, art directs and writes.

She works with Irish and international teams to develop identities, campaigns and digital products, for clients from a range of industries. In recent years; she also speaks, judges and collaborates as part of the design community— at Offset Design Festival, ICAD Awards, Limerick School of Art and Design, or with 100 Archive.

Currently living in Dublin, her conceptual, yet functional, visual work is created via her own practice.

Niall Sweeney

Niall works internationally in art, design, print, theatre, film, performance, installation, nightclubbing, music, publishing and writing. He is one half of the London-based creative studio Pony Ltd, along with electronic musician and designer Nigel Truswell. Their work has been published, exhibited, performed, collected, screened and danced upon around the world.

Made In Dublin, a nine-screen ciné-myriorama and collaboration with Eamonn Doyle, David Donohoe and Kevin Barry, has exhibited in Dublin, London, Madrid, Gijón, Antwerp and Barcelona. The four have recently collaborated again on a new short film, EX, which is being screened as part of the St Patrick's Festival 2021 programme.

M&E Studio

M&E Studio are Matthew Bolger and Emelie Lidström, an Irish/Swedish creative studio based in Malmö & Dublin. They work in the fields of graphic and product design, photography, illustration and film.

Known for their colourful work, love of process and unconventional approach, M&E Studio moves between designing for cultural institutions and within the music industry, to branding and concept development.

Their work often takes the form of controlled experiments dealing with reflection, distortion, light and colour by exploring a variety of materials such as glass, resin, wood and ink.

Their style is playful but with a dark undertone, with randomness and the relationship between nature and humanity being some of the reoccurring themes.

One Strong Arm

One Strong Arm is the letterpress print studio run by artist, printer and designer Dave Darcy.

Dave creates contemporary typography-led work using traditional methods.

This usually involves the studio’s ever-growing collection of antique wood and metal type, combined with some more modern techniques and processes.

Much of OSA’s work comes in the form of self-initiated projects. We also work closely with designers, artists, agencies, writers, musicians, illustrators, collaborators, experimenters and co-conspirators to create thoughtfully produced work of all kinds.

Annie Moriarty

Annie Moriarty is a designer and illustrator based in Dublin.
Since graduating from NCAD she has worked in studios in Dublin and Berlin. She has a background in typography which has influenced her illustration style. In her illustrations she explores themes of empathy, using shape, space and texture to portray emotions.

About Hen's Teeth

Hen's Teeth create contemporary cultural experiences from their home on Blackpitts in Dublin 8.

They have a love for art, music, food and design and the space where they all come together – whether that’s through the work done in their own gallery, store and restaurant or for some of the interesting folks and brands that they collaborate with across the world through their creative studio.

In 2020, Hen's Teeth were named one of the Irish Times top 100 places to eat in Ireland, one of the best independent shops in Dublin by Conde Nast Traveller and won Best Retail Design at the Irish Design Institute Awards

Commissioned by St. Patrick's Festival in partnership with Hen's Teeth.

Supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the 20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010 – 2030.