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SweetTalk Poster

Friday, January 30th, 2009


Just completed the design and hand-drawn typography (image by Ros Shires) for the upcoming SweetTalk event. (more…)

CandyKaraoke Opening

Friday, June 20th, 2008


What can we say? The work was incredible and the turnout last night was a suitable tribute to it. Thanks so much to everyone who participated in what turned out to be an AMAZING show and opening night. We were thrilled at your response to our call and to the response to the work last night.

I’d also like to thank Richard for asking me to help with this show. You are already a legend! I can’t imagine what life would be like without Richard and Aidan and The Candy Collective! So thanks to you!

To the contributing artists…Take a bow everyone, YOU ARE ALL HEROES!

CANDY loves you all!!!

Go to our Flickr page for some photos of the opening night as well as all the work involved.

CandyKaraoke TONIGHT!

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Just a reminder to everyone that tonight is the opening night of CandyCollective’s first show with Monster Truck Gallery. The gallery is on Francis Street. Hope to see y’all there!

CandyKaraoke Show

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008


As curator of this show it might go some way to explaining why I’ve not been updating the blog too often lately but I have to say it’s been a brilliant experience. Keeping a project of this size (70 contributing artists) moving along has been more of a pleasure than a pain. Here is the blurb and some info…

In a time where digital music sales have outstripped physical formats like cd or vinyl, thereby shifting the focus from browsing cover art in your local record shop to high budget videos and clever marketing, CandyCollective wanted to celebrate the ever declining art of sleeve art.

‘CandyKaraoke’ sees us collaborate for the first, of hopefully many, times with Monster Truck Gallery on Francis Street and RHA to invite over 70 of Ireland’s leading designers, artists, photographers, illustrators, musicians and original creative minds to reimagine their favourite album covers. All artworks produced will be original 1-off 12” square works which will be sold for only 300 euro each. (more…)

Ben Drury SweetTalk

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008


So got to hang out with Ben Drury AGAIN last night before, during and after SweetTalk 32 ! What a great guy, his design work for Mo Wax Records is Amazing! For a long time in the 90’s I was buying every record Mo Wax released for the music and the design. I was a bit of a fan boy at the start of the night as I had brought along some record covers for him to sign. Like the above Money Mark EP - Don’t Cry.

I love being in the Candy Collective!

CANDY hits the virtual shelves

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008


Finally, after a much needed break, the first of 2 new issues of CANDY is now online and available to download at CandyCollective. The above image is ‘Trust Us’ by Sarah Knight who is one of the many illustrators, designers, photographer etc featured in this issue.

The second installment will be up really soon so that gives you enough time to get stuck into this one!

See you all at Thursday’s Sweettalk!

In other CANDY related news, anyone who’s interested in seeing Non-Format and Stefan Sagmeister at a special Sweettalk event in June, we’ve now sold over half of the tickets so get your skates on if you haven’t already got your ticket!