le cool Dublin e-zine, the free weekly cultural agenda and alternative city guide, celebrates cover work from its first year with an exhibition in Filmbase.
Rooted in the changing dynamic of the city, le cool has celebrated and drawn attention to the new ventures, spaces and collectives who are emerging and propelling the creative heart of the city. le cool Dublin has over 8000 subscribers now and has attracted star names such as Dolly Parton and Amanda Palmer to contribute to it.
The le cool commission ‘Nathair nimhe‘ is part of a series of installations by abgc architecture under the working title android. The structure is completely demountable and built with 0% wastage of materials. The panels cut out from the structural rib become the wall, floor and ceiling. le cool Dublin has also collaborated with Swollen design to produce a one-off birthday poster.
Work featured in the exhibition will include covers submitted by artists such as Keith Walsh, Ruan van Vliet, Lauren Crothers, David Delahunty, Gaetan Billaut, Aidan Weldon, Loreana Rushe, Mario Sughi, Shane O’Driscoll, Jon Cheung, Isabel Reyes Feeney, Brian Coldrick, Niall Sweeney, Synth Eastwood, Richard Gilligan, Dave Comiskey, Paddy Lynch, Stephen Ledwidge, Dragana Jurisic, Stephen McCarthy, Alan Clarke, Gary Farrelly, Jamie Saunders, Trevor Finnegan, Faye George, Raul Arantes, Eleanor Reilly, Fergal McCarthy, Aaron Brady, Justine Le Guil, Niall O’Brien, David Turpin, Owen Kane, Aisling Farinella, Tamara McCarthy, South Studios and abgc.
Le Cool now reaches over 300,000 people every week across Europe (Barcelona, London, Madrid, Lisbon, Budapest, Istanbul and Moscow) and has produced a number of city guides as well as working on custom publishing projects. In addition to the weekly newsletter, there is also now a website which expands the offering by Le Cool highlighting last minute events of note and featuring relevant material from past editions.