Download and print any and all of these posters.

  • Irish expressions
  • Irish proverbs
  • Calendars
  • How others saw the Irish
  • Historical photos: 19th C Fenians
  • 221 Cognitive Bias chart
  • Ireland in the 1930s ‘Dream Pictures’


They come in many sizes, from A 4 paper to 24X36 inch poster size.
The eccentric-looking sizes are Walmart printing sizes.

The link at the bottom of this page takes you to the cloud folder of all posters - in hi-res.


EXPRESSIONS & EUPHEMISMS

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500 + PROVERBS


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Calendars

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Ireland through the eyes of others

‘The inhabitants of this island are unrefined, ignorant of all the virtues more than any other people, and totally lacking all sense of duty.’

‘I know not whether I had not as soone suffer a dead friend to be disfigurd by ratts as expose
him to such unaccountable barbarities….’

‘This wild, reckless, indolent, uncertain and superstitious race have no sympathy with the English character.’


Oh well. You can’t please everyone.

From Roman accounts to the 20th C, they are at the very least entertaining.



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Fenians - ‘mugshots’

These Fenian prisoners in Dublin had connections to the U.S. Perhaps that’s what made them such valuable targets for informants.
The photos can be found at the Thomas Larcom collection at New York Public Library LINK
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Cognitive Biases

Cognitive Bias has become a focus of much study and commentary, especially with the publication of books such as Daniel Kahneman’s ’Thinking Fast and Slow’ and Michael Lewis’ ‘Moneyball’ and ‘The Undoing Project.’

The general point: we are alarmingly unaware of just how irrational our thought processes and decision making processes are. They’re not bugs either - they’re features.

Over the years I complied a list of about 220 of these biases. Expect chagrin, laughs and alarm. Not for misanthropes.

You can also access the posters at johnbradysposters.com

For more on Cognitive Biases: LINK
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‘Dream Pictures’ - Ireland in the 1930s

These images come from American photographer and travelogue lecturer Branson DeCou’s visits to Ireland in the early 1930s. He and his wife made lantern slides of them and hand-tinted most of them to garish extremes. He then used these slides in his lectures to the accompaniment of synchronised music. DeCou’s presentations, which he called ‘Dream Pictures,’ were popular and well attended.
Upon the death of his widow, DeCou’s collections passed into the hands of the University or California at Santa Barbara. The images may be accessed here. LINK
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Link for posters (Box.com cloud storage)