Illustrations from Irish creative Lauren O’Neill. The alternative music poster is amazing and I just noticed her clever web site name.
Shape – Johnny Kelly & Scott Burnett
A new project commissioned by PIVOT Dublin called ‘Make Shape Change’ which was put together to ‘promote wider acceptance and use of design as a tool for positive change’. At the crux of this project is the best animation I’ve seen since ‘Back to the Start’. Although also directed and designed by Johnny Kelly this one is written by Scott Burnett and produced by Ali Grehan. The simple forms follow through on the web site which is an outlet for young people to find out more about design in everyday life. This looks like it’s the start of something really great.
Offset 2014 – Best Bits
Another year over and another Offset, 5th one this year. So many amazing projects and ideas from very talented people. I’ve put together a few images from some of the stand out speakers for me. If you’ve never been to Offset before and like the stuff on this site you should give it a go next year if you get a chance.
Bjørn Rune Lie, Norwegian illustrator.
Richard Mosse, Irish Photographer.
Maser, Irish Artist.
Jon Burgerman, British Artist.
Jessica Walsh, American Designer and one half of Sagmeister & Walsh.
I Love Dust, multi-disciplinary studio in South of England.
Detail, Irish Graphic Designers.
Christ Judge, Irish Illustrator.
Annie Atkins – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dublin based Welsh creative Annie Atkins who was also the lead graphic designer for Wes Anderson’s new crime-caper ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ has teamed up with the Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin for an exhibition ‘A Brief Survey of Graphic Design from the Empire of Zubrowka (1932-1968)’ which has a selection of graphic props she designed for the film. It’s running until Monday 24th March 2014 at the Lighthouse, hopefully I’ll catch it next week and get to see the film.
Gentlemen of Letters – A Dublin Sign Painting Film
Really great shot film by Taller Stories and Toe Jam with titles by Gianni on the rich history of painted signs in Ireland from dealing with the cold weather and constantly making sure the spelling is right. Maser, James Early Kevin Freeney and Kevin Freeney Jr. give their insight into their work and influences. If you like this sort of thing you should also watch the ‘Up There’ a short about sign painters in New York.
Kevin Cosgrove – NADA Miami
New paintings from Irish Artist Kevin Cosgrove who is exhibiting his work this week at NADA Miami with Mother’s Tankstation.
Makers & Brothers & Others
Another nice short film from Albert Hooi, this time for Irish duo Makers & Brothers for their new Tiny Department Store which opened in Dublin this week at 5 Dame Lane and runs until the 24th of December. Music by Lisa Hannigan.
A-Z of Unusual Words – The Project Twins
The Irish graphic design duo Project Twins aka James and Michael Fitzgerald set themselves the task back in 2011 of illustrating a collection of strange, unusual and lost words. This visual dictionary of words you’ve probably never heard of are available as Giclee Prints from their site here.
Amongst Inspiration: Steve Simpson
The latest installment from Amongst Inspiration is with the very talented Irish illustrator Steve Simpson. I saw his talk at Offset last year and it’s worth having a watch if you like his work, click here for it.
BLOW Photo Magazine / Arthur Guinness Projects
BLOW Photo Magazine need your support to get into the second round of the Arthur Guinness Project Award. You can vote here and share the link on face book here.