Thursday 26 June 2008

Denny 'Eat Healthy' press ads

This is a press campaign I worked on during the month with Mark Shanley in DDFHB for Denny's new 'Eat healthy' range. They wanted to keep the backgrounds simple which I'm always a big fan of so I'm really happy with how they turned out.

Thanks to Cliona for modelling for them, unfortunately she won't let me post the reference photos...

Monday 23 June 2008

Dystopia Part 29

Next Months Dystopia in Totally Dublin.

Thursday 19 June 2008

Candy Karaoke Opens Tonight!

The fellows in Candy have just put up photos of all the framed artwork for Candy Karaoke on their Fickr photo stream. I highly recommend a visit. It opens tonight in Monster Truck at 7pm.

Here's my Teapot and....

The Teapot. Photographed by Cliona.

Barrys Teapots at the Taste of Dublin

I was asked to scrawl all over a teapot along with some of my favourite artists for the Barrys Tea stall in the Taste of Dublin event in the Iveagh gardens last weekend. That's me poking out of Bren's jacket on the left.

I stupidly ate lunch before heading around for the shoot and there was tons of stalls full of awesome food. Whadda waste...

I'll stick up a photo of my teapot here when I get the proper shot.

Wednesday 18 June 2008

Stone House Books wall print

I recently worked on a large scale illustration that's currently being printed and will be installed in a lovely new bookshop in Kilkenny called Stone House Books which opens next week just beside the train station. It will run all the way along the children's section in the shop at about 8.5 x 1.8 meters.

I'll post photos of the wall once it's installed, I think it's going to look ace!
Click the long image to see more detail.

Tuesday 17 June 2008

Guardian Lisbon Illustration

I got a commission from The Guardian to do an illustration for The View From... section in the Saturday paper. I was traveling to London on the Friday so I had a frantic day sketching on the plane, taking photos of the sketches, mailing them from the laptop and then working on the final image in the hotel room. Very nerve wracking but exciting as it's my first commission for them.

So this is The View From... Dublin, based on the negative outcome of the Lisbon Treaty. As well as creating it on the go I was also on the phone all day to my Dad and brother Andrew scrounging for ideas as I'm a world away from being a political cartoonist. They both suggested lots of brilliant ideas which I submitted but this is the one they went for.

Friday 6 June 2008

Candy Karaoke

My submission to the Candy Karaoke show that will be taking place in Monster Truck which opens on the 19th of June. The brief was to reinterpret a favourite record sleeve. There's 75 very talented people submitting so it should a pretty awesome show.

I have no idea where my I, Jonathan record is and was pretty sad when I couldn't find it so I had to use this awful jpeg I found on the internet as a reference.

Print Magazine scans

I was searching all over Dublin for a copy of this months print with my interview and couldn't find it anywhere. Just got this in the post from the lovely folk in Print. I'm over the moon to say the least!

I tried taking photos of the spreads but they looked brutal so here's some scans of my interview thing.