Gianni - Laois

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Edition: Open

Paper Stock: Permajet Portrait Rag 285gsm 

Size: 400mm x 400mm 

County Laois, in Leinster, is Ireland’s only double landlocked county, meaning you have to travel through at least two other counties before you hit the sea. 

Laois has an extremely rich and storied history. Previously, Laois was known as ‘Queen’s County’, a name that was quickly changed on the establishment of the Free State in 1922. Laois is still feeling the hangover from that rush to remove British monarchy references, with some legal deeds and documents still bearing ‘Queen’s County’. Further back, much, much, further back, in the 1st century, Laois was part of the Kingdom of Ossory, which stretched right down to the southern coast, to what is now Waterford. The northern section of Ossory was ruled by seven familiesthe Seven Septs of Loígisthis is the origins of the name Laois, and it has been known to be spelt as ‘Leix’ and ‘Laoighis’ in the past. This flag captures seven stripes for the Seven Septs, falling diagonally south to represent the land mass of Ossory.


Dubliner Gianni Clifford is an award winning designer with a host of experience in both Product and Graphic Design. Gianni's experience ranges from working in-house on enterprise tech to founding his own small start-up. Gianni sees side projects as a fundamental method for designers to continue to grow, learn and develop their skill set. In the past Gianni has enjoyed collaborations with the likes of Google and Universal Pictures, he has featured on It's Nice That, AIGA and Interface Lovers. Currently Gianni is pushing the boundaries of what a side project can be with his project;: Dublin Bricks.