The Project Twins
The Project Twins are James and Michael Fitzgerald, a Cork based art and design duo. B. 1982, they both received a BA (Hons) in Visual Communication from CIT CCAD 2005. They work across a broad range of disciplines including illustration, design, print-making, painting and three-dimensional work.Humour, irony and wit pervade their work while bold and playful graphics explore ideas of absurdity, identity and the mundane. Their use of minimal forms and bold shapes are rooted in the visual language of graphic design and semiotics.
The Project Twins work together through a process of dialogue and sketching, continually reducing forms to their most basic elements. Their work presents various dualities between the serious and the ridiculous, the melancholic and the joyful. They have exhibited in the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin; Luan Gallery, Athlone; Hillyer Arts Space, Washington DC, The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork; VISUAL, Carlow; Academy of Art University, San Francisco and TULCA 2014, Galway. Their graphic work has garnered international attention from an array of clients with commissions from Facebook, Jameson, Aer Lingus, Bulmers, Penguin Group, The Guardian, Wired, Adweek, Variety and Nature Journal. They are represented by Synergy Art in the UK and US, and by The Illustration Room in Australia. They are members of Cork Printmakers and work from Sample-Studios in Cork City.
Recent Exhibitions (Past Year)
•Solo Show, ‘Good Creepy’, Cork Printmakers, 2016
•‘Repression × Resurgence × Reemergence’, Hillyer Arts Space, Washington DC, 2016
•‘Present’, The Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Connecticut, 2016
•‘Stories’, Luan Gallery, Athlone, 2016
•‘25’, Cork City Hall, Cork, June 2016
•‘16’, Printmakers Box-Set & Travelling Exhibition, Cork, Limerick, Dublin, Belfast, Liverpool, 2016
Recent Projects & Activities (Past Year)
•Facebook Artist in Residence (3months), Dublin.
•Artist Talk, Metropolis Festival, Dublin.
•Artist Talk, VAI Get Together 2016, IMMA.
•Completed a Percent for Arts Commission, Woodbrook College, Bray.
•Various illustration commissions for clients including Wired Magazine, Nature Journal, Fast Company, Adweek, Variety Magazine.
•Mural Commission for Accenture’s new Innovation Centre, Dublin
•Announced as a Main Stage Speaker for OFFSET 2017