Nialler 9 Logo

October 11th, 2008


New logo design for Nialler9’s music blog. Its mainly pink!

Stan Smiths Custom

September 25th, 2008


Here are some pics of a pair of Stan Smiths I customed for Wear Originals. Read the rest of this entry »

Tiny Little Horse V Lil’ Guy Al

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

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.

BRENB is a 3X3 Pro Show Winner!

July 15th, 2008


The winners have been announced for the 5th International 3×3 Magazine Pro Show. With over 4000 entries just 200 are selected by the judges to appear in their Annual, released in January 2009. The great news is ME and my Scamp aficionado Steve Simpson were amongst the 200, along with fellow IGI member Stephen Ledwidge. You can view the full list of winners on their website here.

This year’s judges include art director/author/editor Steven Heller; art director Markus Rasp (Germany); designer Matteo Bologna; design director Tyler Darden; executive art director Isabel Warren Lynch (Randomhouse); art director Sarah Hollander; art director Denise Cronin (Viking Children’s Books); illustrator/designer Tavis Coburn (Canada) and illustrators Beppe Giacobbe (Italy); Vanessa Dell (United Kingdom); Hanoch Piven (Spain); Mario Wagner (Germany); Eddie Guy, Vivienne Flesher and Robert Neubecker.

Our winning entries were: Read the rest of this entry »

CandyKaraoke Opening

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!

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!

My CandyKaraoke Submission

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. Read the rest of this entry »

CandyKaraoke Show

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Illustrating Illustration Opening

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. Read the rest of this entry »