Monday, October 25, 2010

Messing with a Logo

So i'm always trying to settle on a logo i'm happy with, here are the latest doodles, based strongly on the RGB / digital design theme of my website. These are all stylised "m"s, I prefer the tall 3 strokes one, there's something slightly architectural about it. My boyfriend pointed out that it also looks quite facist, mwahaha... tremble before me!

In other news, i'm discovering some really dodge Tori Amos songs on hype machine as we speak.... "cool on your island" ?! -- abort abort!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

David O' Reilly - Please Say Something

This BLOWS MY MIND. Seriously, it's incredible, the most moving piece of animation i've seen in ages, perhaps years, perhaps ever! I saw it yesterday for the first time and it blew me away. I love the audio in it, the graphic style of it, the beautiful work with colour and b&w sets and the emotion and heartbreak of it all. I'm going to have to watch ALL the David O' Reilly animations now, in the hope that they're all this beautiful!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Delicate Heart

Here is the final version of the "delicate heart" illustration (words by my brother). It looks totally different to how I first imagined it, always interesting when that happens!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My heart is delicate

Like snow falling,
on warm ground

This feeling,
My heart like

Is delicate,

My little brother, as well as being a maths & physics genius (boast much?!) also writes poems, he lets me read them some times and this particular one really stuck in my head, i'm working up an illustration around it, so far it's starting to look way different than I had imagined! I'm doing a lot of experimentation with scanning and photographing different materials, as well as a lot of drawing & redrawing the heart.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lisbon, Elvin Meeting

Last week myself and a colleague, Shane Cronin traveled to Lisbon to attend the third ELVIN (European Languages Virtual Network) project meeting. ELVIN is a European Union (EU) Lifelong Learning Programme Project aimed at creating an informal social network to support and facilitate language learning.

DEIS has developed an online social network which will be opened up for piloting on the 1st of November (stay tuned for a link!). This meeting concentrated on developing pilot action plans for the upcoming usability tests.

In the meantime myself & Shane got to enjoy Lisbon, it's a fantastic city! It reminded me of an Edinburgh in the sun, it's very old with layers and layers of old streets and arches, quite the labyrinth! One of the highlights was spotting the Blu and Os Gemeos murals I blogged about a while back. So exciting to see them in real life! I'd love to know the process behind doing something like that. The black silhouette photo above is on the building next to the Blu and Os one. It's very striking as it is, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's still under development. Here's a few photos from the weekend. More on my flickr.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hair Illo, The Cork News

Check it out! I'm delighted, The Cork News (purveyors of fine local news and lifestyle) have published my hair illustration from a while back. Pick up the issue around town over the next week, loads of great stuff in there.