Online Annual Report No. 1

Really nice job from the folks at MailChimp.

From manuscripts to markdown

This is a brief essay that I wrote for Icelandic calligrapher and lettering wunderkind Gunnlauger SE Briem’s Letterforms Report. CONTINUE >

Cover of a book of vintage postcards from the Plantin Moretus museum

Make your web design responsive, for now

Make your website look great on any device using responsive web design. CONTINUE >

Responsive web design by Larry Hynes on an iPhone 5

The trouble with maroon

Last summer, as Galway played their way to two All-Ireland Hurling Finals, the county was awash with the maroon and white of The Tribesmen. But what colour is maroon anyway, and what’s the official Galway maroon colour, if any? CONTINUE >

Galway maroon flags outside a house supporting Galway hurlers in 2012, photograph by Larry Hynes


Image, colour, typeface and tone define a visual identity. Choreographed, they will achieve a powerful rhythm. Untended, they are a random arrangement. CONTINUE >

Sheet music in St Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway

When it goes wrong

I’m not sure the powers-that-be at the University of California should have caved-in under pressure to drop their new identity: it looks like a lot of good thought and solid work went into it. Watch the video in this Design Week article…

My Galway poster design is now on sale

You can now buy my Galway poster design in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop. And you should! CONTINUE >

Galway poster design by Larry Hynes for Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.


Feel free to imagine yourself away from ‘put the logo on it’. There’s a lot more to your identity than a logo – you could kill your logo and thrive. CONTINUE >

Close-up of a plastic skull signifying undentity. Photo by Larry Hynes