Friday 30 January 2009

Illustration Update

I finally got around to updating my illustration section on my website. It was on the longest finger for over a year. It's a good way to review your work and edit out bits and peices.

I've also updated my IGI portfolio with all the same images.

Wednesday 28 January 2009

Random Dream System

The very talented Jay Roche will be closing his Random Dream System exhibition tomorrow night in
The LAB on Foley Street in Dublin. The event will start with a discussion about RandomDreamSystem between Jay and the artist Fergus Feehily.

A little bit about the show:

‘Random Dream System’ is a project that I have set up to create a group of paintings; in all, 36 small canvas works. These paintings, which have been created by 36 separate people, form the elements of an overall work of which I am the author. Rather than being a curatorial project, Randomdreamsystem is a process artwork using the consciousness of individuals as a conduit to form a unique but unplanned result.

For more info about how the whole project developed and the artists involved click here.

Thursday 29th January at 6 pm
The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1

Tuesday 27 January 2009

Cheap as Chips Exhibition

The lovely shop Circus in the Powerscourt center are hosting a great new exhibition called Cheap as Chips. All artworks will be €99.99 or less so anyone can grab a bargain. I'll have a bunch of small paintings in the show for sale.

More details below:

A mixed-media exhibition of affordable art and installation. All artwork for sale instore and online for the duration of the show at a maximum cost of €99.99

Launch event at Circus Store Thursday 29 January, 5pm—8pm and will run until Feb 28th

Contributors include:
Henrik Vibskov, Celestine Cooney, David Kitt, Conor & David, Rich Gilligan, Gavin Murphy, Harry Malt, Steve Ryan, Cliona O’Flaherty, John O’Reilly, Colm Mac Athlaoich, Eoghan Kidney, Swollen Design, Arms, George Brennan, Fergal Brennan, Mono.Kultur, Reality Studio, JP Keating, Dublin Streets, David Timmons, Chris Judge, Rob Benson

Circus Store
Powerscourt Townhouse
Centre, Dublin 2
+353 1 672 4736

Wednesday 21 January 2009

Blog Awards 2009

Thanks to whoever nominated this blog for the Irish Blog Awards this year! Very exciting.

Tuesday 20 January 2009

Monster Cafe!

These two are graphics for the T-Shirts

Just before Christmas I worked with Maire Claire McKenna in Sligo who has just started a lovely little coffee company called Monster Cafe. She's using a great little van called The Megavan which is rechargeable and fitted out with a fancy coffee machine. Very green.

She approached me to come up with the graphics and character designs for the van and t-shirts and whatnot. It was great fun to work on. Here's a selection of photos she took of the van. Thanks Marie Claire!

If you're in Sligo or the general area keep an eye out for the Van and buy a coffee!

Tuesday 6 January 2009

Dublin Bus Opening Doors

I recently worked on a poster with Cawley Nea for the new Dublin Bus Travel Assist Scheme. The brief for the illustration was to show a compact version of our fair city and how accessible it really is with the new improved public transport system.

I've just completed some other nice work with Dublin Bus that I'll post here when it's all out and about.

New Years Resolutions


First post of 2009. Still getting over a gruesome cold and cough and trying to get back into work mode. Here's a few editorial illustrations I did just before Christmas for a UK magazine. Based on Barbara Nice from Pheonix Nights breaking all her new year resolutions.