make shape change - johnny kelly - surface and surfaceA 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.

talos - Tethered Bones -  feel good lost - surface and surfaceI saw this over on Nialler9 last week and I’ve had it on repeat all weekend. So early but I doubt anything else will beat this for song of the year. It’s by a Cork based Irish musician who goes by the moniker of Talos and accompanied by yet another emotionally charged video from Feel Good Lost, who have been mentioned a few times on Surface & Surface before namely the recent video for Hozier, Take me to the Church. Tethered Bones is the only song I could find by Talos so far but really looking forward to what comes next. You can watch the video or just listen to the song on the soundcloud link below.

Offset_surface and surfaceAnother 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.

Bjorn Rune Nil_Offset_surface and surface

Bjørn Rune Lie, Norwegian illustrator.

Richard Mosse_Offset_surface and surface

Richard Mosse, Irish Photographer.Maser_Offset_surface and surface

Maser, Irish Artist.

Jon Burgerman_Offset_surface and surface

Jon Burgerman, British Artist.

Jessica Walsh_Offset_surface and surfaceJessica Walsh, American Designer and one half of Sagmeister & Walsh.

I Love Dust_Offset_surface and surfaceI Love Dust, multi-disciplinary studio in South of England.

Detail_Offset_surface and surface

Detail, Irish Graphic Designers.

Chris Judge_Offset_surface and surface


Christ Judge, Irish Illustrator.

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