The finished print is a two coloured hand pulled screen print on Fabriano 50% cotton paper. Printed in Black Church print studio, Dublin. Framed by Trevor O'Rourke @ Picturehouse Framing, Dublin.
The Irish Times Clock is a Dublin landmark that has undergone a relocation in the city as the newspaper has itself tried to modernise.
The offices were on D'Olier Street in the centre of Dublin since 1895. In October 2006, the newspaper relocated to a new building on nearby Tara Street and there was concern for the future of the iconic sign.
It employs classic backlit stained glass to maintain a presence during daylight and evening hours.
The line work was traced from research photographs into illustrator then separated into two layers which were screen printed by hand onto a range of paper stock in the Black Church print studio, Dublin.
I explored the lettering further to create an entire display font which I am working on digitizing as a working font.
Here is it is used in context over an incredible shot by Francesco Zizola from the The World Press Photo Foundation.