Sitting down with Pierre on a warm June evening over a bottle of wine, great for after hours brain storming, we both decided that creating a character who was brooding, hurt, & hardened by life was closer to the real man. In short it would be Christian Bales ‘Batman’ as opposed to Adam Wests version.
I started by looking into old latin fonts used on early documents, hand written calligraphic samples like Patricks only known letters (2) available to us today, the Book of Kells and monastic manuscripts etc. I wanted to create an identity for the event and in the end designed the name PATRICK using hand drawn, scanned and altered letters indicative of those I had found in my research, albeit more grittier than monastic.
Before tackling the event packaging, I was very excited to hear that specially commissioned illustrations by Academy Award Nominated animator Nicky Phelan were to be part of the event and really enjoyed working with him throughout the project. Once we had finalised the Patrick character I designed the posters and a 9m x 17m display banner which was to hang from a building in the middle of the city promoting the event.