If you happen to be around Dublin tomorrow, Mr Alan Clarke is having an exhibition of his work in Dun Laoghaire. Best know for his illustrations on the Ross O’Carroll Kelly series which satirically depicted the life of South-Side Dublin, Alan Clarke also creates fantastical works where he conjures “limitless panoramas of imagination and bewilderment” with amazing attention to detail and nearly always including tea cups and top hats. His exhibition ‘Dreams Dreamed with Open Eyes’ opens tomorrow 4th of April 6.30 at The Kingston Hotel, Dun Laoghaire. Some of Alan Clarke’s originals and prints are now available through his site here.
Some nice limited edition screen prints from Argentinian / Wales based creative Paula Benvegnu. With a background in Advertising, Product Design and Art Direction, Paula is currently focused on the screen printing process, exhibiting her work in Bristol, Leeds, Cardiff and London.
I saw a video on the making of Little White Lies ‘Black Swan edition’ last year and since then I was hooked on the film magazine with the unique ever-changing aesthetic. Paul Willoughby is the creative director of Little White Lies and here is some of his personal and commercial work. The process shots of the Lawless wood cut above for Little White Lies can be seen here.
Fantastical illustrations from Andrew Groves. Along with working with clients such as The New Yorker, Google, Computer Arts magazine, The Guardian and Foundation Skateboards; Andrew runs Miscellaneous Adventures, which produces some really nice handmade wooden tools and utensils for the outdoorsy type.
Beautiful illustrations from Finnish born, Berlin based creative Riikka Sormunen. Working mainly in watercolor with limited pallet, her work has been exhibited in Finland, the United States,
Spain, Taiwan, and South Africa. Riikka Sormunen is represented by Napa Illustrations in Helsinki and her work is currently being showcased in the latest edition of Big Mother from Nobrow (limited to 2000 copies) available here.