Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Electric Picnic Mural

Just found out my poster was shortlisted for the EP poster comp!!! I'm so delighted!

In other EP news, myself and two friends (Deirdre and Lauren) want to put in a proposal to make a mural at the Body & Soul Electric Picnic event this year. I've been working on the design and this is where I am with it.

I've lots of ideas about where to take it, originally I was going to have it very brightly coloured with black outlines, but now I think i'm going to keep it as a line drawing, draw all the lines in different colours and leave a lot of white fill. I think using a lighter hand on it will hopefully leave it more inviting, more open to interpretation and should suit the atmosphere of the Body & Soul area. I took my cue from the Body and Soul website, "an enchanted landscape", in developing this image.

Slightly unrelated, I love how biro scans!

Now in colour, done in illustrator, hopefully we'll get the submission in this week....

Old London Transport Posters

Love these! Via Elvis Communications

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer Solstice Mural

Met up with Lauren & Tomas last night to put together rough ideas for the summer solstice mural, here's what we came up with, I won't be there to paint it (booo!) and i'd imagine the finished piece will be a lot more developed than this! Much will be added organically on the day, can't believe i'm missing it! It's going to be painted this Saturday in Midleton

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Electric Picnic Comp

I just submitted my entry to the Electric Picnic ad competition, wish me luck!

Seeing as there was so much text that had to be included I decided to make it the main feature. I wanted it to be really colourful and hyper looking. I thought it would be visually interesting to mix the hand-drawn type with the isometric buildings. The three isometric temples represent the hierarchy of acts. I decided to do the names of acts in handwritten font, like the bubble handwriting kids do. The other spin off aspects of EP are represented by smaller isometric blocks. The idea is that it's all connected and it can be either a universe or a tiny microcosm.

EP stipulated the image be submitted in jpg form, which i'm a bit worried makes the colours in such a bright / flat image a bit pixelated and dirty looking. Here it is in .png anyway.

*****edit**** My poster has been shortlisted! Voting tomorrow, i'm so delighted!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New Tshirt Designs

My friend Lauren and some other artists are organising a Summer Solstice Celebration Day in Midleton this June. As part of the day there'll be a little market, i'm renting a stall with my friend Fred. I'm selling tshirts, Fred's selling jewelery, should be fun!

Here's a few designs i'm getting printed at shirtysomething. The first two are inspired by Alvin Lustig, who I think is AMAZING. The third is a rework of an old poster graphic.

I'm going to do a few more sketchy ones by hand with laundry pens, really looking forward to doing them. When they're done i'll take pictures and stick them up here too, and hopefully i'll have a few pictures of the day itself, we'll be painting a mural and other fun things!