Celebrating the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon, the National Print Museum is delighted to announce two exhibitions.

“To the Moon” is an exhibition, curated by Dr Ciaran Swan, that explores Ireland’s response to the man landing of the moon through print. Given the historical significance of the events of July 20th, 1969, a range of coverage was evident across the island. The front pages of national and regional newspapers, as well as the RTE Guide, give a flavour of the response.

The Museum is also delighted to announce an exhibition of work by Year 2 BA [Hons] Illustration students of the National College of Art and Design entitled “A Letterpress Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the First Moon Landing”. The students worked with illustration Programme Leader Brendon Deacy and Jamie Murphy at Distillers Press to explore the fiftieth anniversary of man landing on the moon through the medium of letterpress. The students created a limited-editioned folio of prints on the theme of ‘the moon’. From Syrian scrolls written in the Second Century AD through to poetry composed by contemporaries, ‘the moon’ has been an inspiration throughout cultural history. The students are responding to selected prose with a dynamic ‘interplay’ of typography and illustration.