The Egg Cartons
Once, at one of the rare design industry functions that Libby attends, a native Dubliner sitting at the same table noticed her surname and couldn't resist asking, "Are you one of the egg cartons?" The others at the table chuckled along, thinking it was just a good natured witticism, until Libby beamed a smile back and said, "Yes, in fact, I am!"
What the 'Dub' knew but the others didn't is that a firm called Carton Brothers was once the the city's main wholesaler of poultry and eggs. Anyone interested in Libby's connection to the 'egg Cartons', only need take a look at the labour of love she produced as her MA project at NCAD. The Cartons of Dublin City & County tells the intertwined story of a family and a city, experimenting with graphic representation of historical links and relationships along the way.