Thursday, December 18, 2008
Here are my entries for "Europe by Designers" It is an international artistic project whose aim is to unveil a multitude of images of Europe from the inside and from the outside. Design as the expression of a cultural vision, a political vision or a simple and unposed feeling.
My entry focuses on the Lisbon Treaty, obviously picking up on its negative tones.
I did a good few versions of this before I was happy with what I have now. The originals were a bit corny and overtly detailed to what I really wanted to express. Finally ending up with such stark process hues was a natural progression.
I decided to enter individual but concept linked 3 images which show the Irish flag fluttering further away from Europe gradually.
hope you like 'em
you can check out the site below
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
I recently did a 6 page graphic novel for design week Cork in the theme of "Your own private universe". Thankfully it was chosen and printed in a book along with other short stories. It will be available at most events over the course of Design Week Cork - so keep an eye out for it! The attached pic is the cover of the book.
It will also be shown in exhibition at Substation, Caroline Street (Beside Scott’s) Nov 3rd-Nov 9th, 10am-6pm. An exhibition of the illustrations from the limited edition graphic novel Book of images and written stories.
The book will be launched at Skketch, Sandquay House, 20 Lower John Street, (Behind the Heineken Brewery) on Monday 3rd November - 9pm till Late.
So if anyones passing through Cork they might take a pop in! I'd love to hear feedback.
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Friday, October 17, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
I recently got Vector file of the month on istockphoto.com. I was quite surprised when I saw it on the webzine, I just caught a glimpse of the cowboys head and went "wait a minute, thats mine!" Hopefully the DL's will come thick and fast! Here is a screen-grab of the vector on the homepage.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The last 2 weeks have been taken up with this project for Design Week Cork. The brief is to design a 6 page comic / graphic novel based around the theme of "your universe", quite a broad topic, but i eventually decided on a topic that was quite familiar to me over the years! I used very minimal dialogue, I first wanted it to be text free, but felt people might think "what the hell is this about?" (Mightn't be a bad thing either I guess!).
The printed format will be 210mm x 210mm so, when published, it should look quite interesting. Unfortunately I can't put up any final artwork yet as the submitted work cannot be posted etc. I just finished it yesterday and i'm quite pleased. Hopefully it will feature in the final draft.
In the meantime, above is a dodgy 'in progress' pic from last week.
here is the site
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Monday, October 6, 2008
I recently designed the identity for the UK version of the slang.ie family. Keeping in tune with the original logo except that it has just got the union jack introduced within it. This identity will appear on the website and hopefully a subsequent book.
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