- 19 Dec 18
Ahead of his Vicar Street performances, Glen Hansard has teamed up with Hot Press illustrator David Rooney to reproduce Rooney's homeless-themed illustration, featured in our 2018 Annual, as a limited run poster which will be signed by Glen himself.
Glen Hansard is well known for his activism, especially when it comes to addressing the homelessness problem in Ireland. He was famously one of the main players in the Apollo House occupation last December and has been outspoken about his criticisms of the way the Government has failed to protect the most vulnerable in our society.
David Rooney is also no stranger to addressing the pertinent social issues of our time. He's been a visionary illustrator for Hot Press for years now, and his pieces have the ability to be both confrontational and beautiful apt - as is evident here.
Signed by both Glen and David, these high quality A3 prints will be available at Glen’s December gigs in Vicar Street.
There will be a total of 300 of these poignant posters printed. They'll be priced at €20, with all proceeds going to Inner City Help The Homeless. You can buy these posters at Glen Hansard's Vicar Street gigs, or you can order them online below. A number of posters will also be available in the Hot Press offices (100 Capel Street) tomorrow, Thursday December 20.
Speaking about the move, Hot Press Editor Niall Stokes said: “We are really pleased to be involved in this initiative. Here in the heart of Dublin, you see first-hand the devastating effects of homelessness on ordinary people. It is shocking to see so many citizens of Ireland sleeping in doorways, desperately vulnerable to the cold."