Friday, January 21, 2011

Chloe Early / Stuff 4 Designers

More blogging! I'm doing a weekly (Thursday) post on Stuff4designers. My first one went out yesterday and focused on Chloe Early, an incredibly impressive painter. I saw her boyfriend, Conor Harrington (another amazing painter!) give a talk at Electric Picnic a few years ago, this was my first introduction to his work and what led me to Chloe's work. It's so beautiful! I would LOVE to own one!

The post is here, with more images and a slightly more articulate reflection on her work (I hope!).

Tune in to stuff4designers every Thursday for more examples of stunning work, plus any random day for some great insights into web design!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Full Circle Exhibition

I went to the final evening of the Full Circle exhibition in the Wandesford gallery today. Organised by Noeleen Doheny, the exhibition was a response to a brief given 8 years ago, the dreaded "Black Squares Project" (just as ominous as it sounds!).

Spurred on by stories of former classmates losing their jobs in the well-documented "current crisis" in Ireland, Noeleen organised the exhibition both as a tool for self-promotion for the designers involved and as a morale boost at a time when jobs are scarce on the ground.

The exhibition had some really interesting work, my favourite posted here - Noeleen's playful and crafty response to the old nightmare brief. I think it's the first purely graphic design exhibition i've gone to in Cork, it would be great if this was the beginning of more such exhibitions!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year 2011!

Happy New Year!!

These copic markers are unreal. They were a Christmas present from my boyfriend, best Christmas present EVER! Here's another one....

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Atomic 4

Another version of my Atomic illustration! This is the fourth (and final!) now and my favourite (previous ones here, here and here). It was drawn using a black sharpie, tidied up in photoshop & coloured in illustrator. I think the compression on blogger is making the image look weird, again!! For me it looks better here, on my site.

Happy new year!