Archive for the ‘illustration’ Category

Grow like a bus

Monday, October 13th, 2008


Recent typography for Dublin Bus Ad. Ran as a poster on the inside and as a big bleedin ad on the sides of buses too!

Tiny Little Horse V Lil’ Guy Al

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008


This Tuesday 16th Sept sees the opening of a new show in VERSUS, pitting the poster designs of Tiny Little Horse [IRL] against Lil’ Guy Al  [USA]. The show features screen printed gigposters (mostly) for bands such as CSS, Feist, Battles, Ministry, Butthole Surfers, Warlords of Pez, Liars, Melvins, The Raconteurs, Modest Mouse, The Kills, The Dwarves, QOTSA, Mudhoney, Billy Bragg and many more.

Doors open at 6:30PM and posters start from €25.

Belfast Show

Friday, August 1st, 2008


Slant, The latest exhibition by members of Illustrators Ireland opened last night in the Ormeau Baths Gallery Belfast and runs until 27th September. The theme of the exhibition asked illustrators to reinterpret a work by one of their favourite artists. I chose Ingres - Valpincon Bather and my re-interpretation is pictured above.

My CandyKaraoke Submission

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008


With the opening night of CandyKaraoke looming large on the horizon, I’ve taken a break from the curator/admin position to actually finish work on my piece. Above is the finished cover of Daft Punk’s Homework.

What follows is the different elements that make it up. (more…)

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…)

Illustrating Illustration Opening

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008


This report in from Illustrating Illustration Exhibition curator Ale Mercado

Well, the exhibition is up and running. The official opening was last Friday. We had a fantastic crowd and the place was buzzing with energy. All works look fantastic. So I am delighted with it. Hopefully some of you can make it down to kilkenny. (more…)

Illustrating Illustration Work On Show

Monday, June 16th, 2008


So these are the three pieces I will be showing for the upcoming show in Kilkenny.

The idea of the show is to commission an illustration that will be reproduced in the catalogue, with the gallery show exhibiting the sketches, roughs, etc that will hopefully illuminate the process involved.

All are available to buy by contacting Mary through their website. (more…)

Illustrating Illustration Catalogue

Monday, June 16th, 2008


This is the piece I’ve submitted to the Illustrating Illustration exhibiton that will open on Friday in Kilkenny before travelling to Seville in Oct. This will appear in the catalogue for the show, with the original elements being exhibited on the gallery walls.

Barry’s TeaPot Launch

Friday, June 13th, 2008


At the Barry’s Tea Teapot Custom Launch at Taste Dublin in Iveagh Gardens.

Back Row left to right…Me, Una, Colm, Brian. Front Row left to right…Chris, MODEL, John and Joven.


Friday, May 30th, 2008


Album of the Month illustration for STATE magazine.