9 August 2017 | Dublin

Glug Dublin #1 - Let's Do This!

Hi Gluggers, it’s finally time!

To mark the very first Glug Dublin event we have invited some of our absolute favourites. Our debut line-up features some of Dublin's finest illustrative talents for your wonderment and delight - we do hope you’ll join us for some great insights, chats, bants and a few scoops to boot.

We’re beyond excited to be hearing from illustrator & designer extraordinaire Steve Simpson, artist, publisher & stun hun Aoife Dooley as well as master letterer & muralist Holly Pereira!

Tickets are free but they are limited so grab yours now so you don’t miss out!

See you there!


Date: Wednesday, August 9th 2017
Timings: 6.30pm - 10pm
Venue: The Grand Social, Liffey Street Lower, Dublin 1
Nearby: Ha’penny Bridge / Jervis Luas Stop
Find Us: We’ll be downstairs in the “Ballroom”


Steve Simpson


With over 30 years experience, Steve Simpson is renowned for his hand lettered packaging design, whimsical characters and illustrated barcodes. His distinctive style, inspired by the arts & crafts movement, 50s advertising and folk art, has appeared on everything from a 1" postage stamp to a 200ft screen in Times Square. His work has adorned whiskey bottles and cough bottles, boardgames and board rooms, hot sauces and ceramic saucers :)

Aoife Dooley


Aoife Dooley is a 5ft freelance illustrator and designer based in Dublin. Aoife is best known for her 'Your One Nikita' Web comic. Her sweet and innocent illustrations are captioned and brought to life by the type of humour one can only accumulate from years of living on the Northside of Dublin.

Holly Pereira


Holly is an illustrator, animator, sign-painter and graphic designer. She set up her company Hyper Pictures in 2015 and works on everything from commercial illustration for advertising, animation for short films and videos, murals and signwriting. Major loves include hand-drawn lettering & vintage typography, street art and indie comics.


We want to thank our lovely sponsors who have helped us deliver this amazing first event. Massive love and appreciation to the best people around: 




If your company wants to get involved with Glug Dublin, get in touch with Aoife at and we'll give you more information on what opportunities we've got in store for you!

P.S. We're really fun to work with and always have lots of quirky ideas, so don't be shy!