Since 2015 Absolute have been working with the Office of the President to create artworks on various projects for Michael D Higgins. In correspondence with office staff at the Áras an Uachtaráin, we work together to complete design work at a high standard that would be getting displayed at formal events.
We have designed various reports through the years, produced bilingual in English and Irish, finished with fine quality stock covers displaying ornate gold foil harps. Likewise we also design and produce other publications and booklets for the Presidents speeches, updating the design each time to reflect a new communication.
One project we undertake each year is the Centenarian Coin/Medal. The President marks the birthday of each resident in Ireland over the age of 100 years. On their 101st and every birthday after that, the person receives a special commemorative coin in a presentation box, along with a congratulatory letter signed by the President. A new coin is designed for each year. We receive wording to be displayed on the coin and asked to come up with a graphic that represents the message. The general themes revolve around the passing on of knowledge through generations and the importance of family. The most recent medal we designed presents a silhouette of a generation from grandparents to grand children with the message “Our Endless Possibilities” with this family image itself working strong on its simplicity.
Annually we design the greeting cards for St Patrick’s Day, Christmas and New Years. We receive an image for the covers and information to be presented on each page, and additionally each card is embellished with a gold foil presidential harp signifying an official stamp of the President.