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Author Archives: Fran

Polystyrene my Ride

The title of this blog post would never be used for a TV programme as it flows off your tongue like sandpaper on butter – You would need to have a snappy title like Top Gear, Pimp my ride or Xccelerate. Xccelerate is new to Irish television and is the only motoring programme that is [...]

Koni Kats are World class.

We recently created a 3D sign made from Styrofoam for the media launch of the new  F1-in-schools 2010 season. The event, held at the beginning of September, was officiated by Minister for Education & Science, Batt O’Keeffe. “F1 in Schools” is a competition for secondary schools to design and manufacture compressed air-powered racing cars. Student [...]

Keeping your eye on the ball.

Early in the year, I wrote a post about the 3R’s, talking about the words “recession”, “redundancy” and “receivership”, and the fact that we were constantly hearing them from all sections of the media. Unfortunately, they are still words that are relevant today, but now there is a new “R” word on people’s lips: “Recovery”. [...]

Home for a mobile phone

In April, we created this Samsung Tocco Ultra mobile phone replica for our client, Kick Communications, for the launch of this model onto the Irish market. The launch and subsequent media coverage proved to be very successful but it left the giant cell phone taking up space in their Donnybrook offices. We were pleased to [...]

Formula 1 is go, go, dough.

The flag has dropped and we are into the start of a new school year, when kids across the country are encouraged to reach their potential and beyond, no matter what discipline they choose. An example of this is F1 in Schools. This is a unique challenge that enables second-level students to get their hands [...]

Fugitive Gorilla seeks refuge in Montana

In a blog post, in May, we told you about a incident where a ‘Gorilla’ went into a convenience store and stole a large polystyrene display banana on their second attempt. We know that you have been waiting on the edge of your seat to hear a conclusion to the story. Well, all we can [...]

Says What it is and it is What it Says

We were bouncing a few ideas around the office and workshop the other day, looking for some inspiration and a new project, when we came across some clear perspex table tops that we had left over from the Irish Blog Awards. So the discussion then switched to: “We could do this?”, “What if we tried [...]

And now for something completely different

After speaking with a customer recently, I came to the conclusion that it was time that we featured some of the work that we create for use in the construction sector. The client was under the impression that all we made were signs and point of sale display props; he was quite surprised when I [...]

Making it Big

This article has been gathering dust in my draft folder for a number of months. It was getting to the stage where I was going to delete the story as some missing parts never materialised… Well they did today, only 3 months late and on the wrong side of the world. Mr Pat Phelan, from [...]

Making an impression.

First impressions can be important, as once that moment passes it can never be retrieved. Sometimes you only have seconds or even milli-seconds to catch the attention of your audience, so whatever you do has to be good. We like to call it a Wow factor and we are lucky that we can create this [...]