The Stone Twins in Stereo
The Morrison, Ormond Quay, Dublin 1
The Stone Twins will give a presentation of their eclectic body of work that straddles the worlds of graphic-design and advertising. Amongst other things, they’ll discuss why they invited the Dutch Army to fire bullets at one of their designs, what it was like to tie up and gag a client and where the idea for burying 50 logo classics came from.
The Stone Twins is an Amsterdam based creative agency established by Irish twin brothers Declan and Garech Stone in 1999. The bureau has a reputation for concept-driven, witty and engaging creative solutions that work across the full breadth of the media landscape. After a three year hiatus, when the partners spent separate stints at two of advertising’s hottest agencies – BBH New York and 180 Amsterdam – they reunited at the end of 2007.
Currently, The Stone Twins are busy with a variety of projects including corporate identity, communication campaigns and event concepts; as well as collaborations with a host of ad agencies including Sid Lee, S-W-H and AmsterdamWorldwide.
The work of The Stone Twins has won numerous prizes and been extensively published. Highlights include a prestigious ‘Dutch Design Award’ in 2008 – and their critically acclaimed and multi-awarded book ‘Logo R.I.P.’ from 2005. They are also regular columnists for design and communication journals such as Communicatie and EYE Magazine. Recently, the duo were appointed as the Head of the department ‘Man and Communication’ at the celebrated Design Academy Eindhoven.
This event went extremely well, with people coming from all over the country in the snow. Check out Conor Clarke’s report of the event here.