What's your favourite place in Ireland? Jando are giving you the chance to see it as a unique artwork

Husband and wife printmaker team Jando want to connect the country at this difficult time, and so have launched their #LoveWhereYouLive campaign to celebrate the great places we may not be able to visit right now


Known for their colourful prints of iconic Irish landmarks, Jando is a printmaking studio made up of husband and wife team Julie and Owen Mc Loughlin. Their work is designed and printed in-house, and features much-loved locations such as the Poolbeg Chimneys, the Cliffs of Moher and Cobh cathedral. 

Julie explains that during lockdown and walking within their 2km radius, the couple realised how lucky they were to have so many iconic buildings and scenery on their doorstep. They also realised, however, that not everyone was so lucky, and so wanted to do something to celebrate people's favourite locations in Ireland, whether or not they can visit them right now.

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Jando Love where you livePhoto: Ruth Connolly

As a result, they have launched their #Lovewhereyoulive campaign, asking people to nominate their favourite place to visit, and the winner will receive a custom Jando print of their location. The couple are still trading via their website at the moment, and have been appreciative of the support their customers have shown them.

"We’ve been overwhelmed by the messages of support from our customers, all of whom want to play a part in supporting local," Julie says. "Like any small Irish business, this has been a very challenging time for us and we’ve done all we can to stay nimble.

"'Love Where you Live' is a token of our gratitude to these incredible patrons but also, I must admit, a wonderful impetus for us to continue to create and grow our portfolio. The campaign is aiming to deliver what we all need right now – a little light and a little hope."

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WIN A CUSTOM JANDO PRINT⠀ Every day, Owen and I go for a walk together, within the 2km radius of course :) We take a new route every day and it’s really given us a chance to appreciate everything we have around us. It’s really hit home over the last few weeks how lucky we are to have all these amazing places on our doorstep! ⠀ ⠀ And then we thought about so many of you who are deprived of that just now. It’s such a scary and uncertain time for everyone and we know people are missing their loved ones, their routines and their freedom, so we thought we’d do a little bit to help our followers out.⠀ ⠀ So, tell us where you miss visiting and we’ll bring the views to you. It might be a walk you do or a place you like to visit or somewhere that reminds you of your loved one. We will create a bespoke piece unique to you of your favourite place in our signature JANDO style and send it to you or your loved one free of charge.⠀ ⠀ Just drop a comment below, tag a loved one and we’ll pick a winner. Spread the word – we’d love to do our small part to help 💕 #LoveWhereYouLive⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #JANDO #jandoprints #peopleofprint #illust #illustrationgram #illustration #screenprint #screenprinter #screenprinting #screenprinted #screenprintinglife #printmaker #printmaking #printspotters #printstudio #print #printlife #printisntdead #printisnotdead #supportlocaldesigners #creativeduo #mindyourselves

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Go to Jando's social channels to get involved, and you might just be the lucky winner and see your favourite place rendered into a unique print.

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