Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Europe by Designers Entry

Here are my entries for "Europe by Designers" It is an international artistic project whose aim is to unveil a multitude of images of Europe from the inside and from the outside. Design as the expression of a cultural vision, a political vision or a simple and unposed feeling.

My entry focuses on the Lisbon Treaty, obviously picking up on its negative tones.
I did a good few versions of this before I was happy with what I have now. The originals were a bit corny and overtly detailed to what I really wanted to express. Finally ending up with such stark process hues was a natural progression.

I decided to enter individual but concept linked 3 images which show the Irish flag fluttering further away from Europe gradually.

hope you like 'em

you can check out the site below

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sketch book randoms Nov 08

Some randoms from the aul sketchbook

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Your Own Universe Book Launch

I recently did a 6 page graphic novel for design week Cork in the theme of "Your own private universe". Thankfully it was chosen and printed in a book along with other short stories. It will be available at most events over the course of Design Week Cork - so keep an eye out for it! The attached pic is the cover of the book.

It will also be shown in exhibition at Substation, Caroline Street (Beside Scott’s) Nov 3rd-Nov 9th, 10am-6pm. An exhibition of the illustrations from the limited edition graphic novel Book of images and written stories.

The book will be launched at Skketch, Sandquay House, 20 Lower John Street, (Behind the Heineken Brewery) on Monday 3rd November - 9pm till Late.

So if anyones passing through Cork they might take a pop in! I'd love to hear feedback.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Jules on who wants to be a millionaire

A bit of messing about for a few minutes. Wouldn't he be great on that show?! A hell of a lot of the questions start with 'what'.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Vector of the Month on

I recently got Vector file of the month on I was quite surprised when I saw it on the webzine, I just caught a glimpse of the cowboys head and went "wait a minute, thats mine!" Hopefully the DL's will come thick and fast! Here is a screen-grab of the vector on the homepage.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cork Design Week 2008 Graphic Novel

The last 2 weeks have been taken up with this project for Design Week Cork. The brief is to design a 6 page comic / graphic novel based around the theme of "your universe", quite a broad topic, but i eventually decided on a topic that was quite familiar to me over the years! I used very minimal dialogue, I first wanted it to be text free, but felt people might think "what the hell is this about?" (Mightn't be a bad thing either I guess!).

The printed format will be 210mm x 210mm so, when published, it should look quite interesting. Unfortunately I can't put up any final artwork yet as the submitted work cannot be posted etc. I just finished it yesterday and i'm quite pleased. Hopefully it will feature in the final draft.

In the meantime, above is a dodgy 'in progress' pic from last week.

here is the site

Monday, October 6, 2008 and Identities

I recently designed the identity for the UK version of the family. Keeping in tune with the original logo except that it has just got the union jack introduced within it. This identity will appear on the website and hopefully a subsequent book.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Dub Lah page 1 & 2

The conclusion of the bleedin' storeeee bud

Monday, September 15, 2008

DP Spread for magazine

An unused DP spread for a magazine that I have done recently. I liked the quirkiness of this layout, but in the end the final one moved to a rigid layout with no illustration.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Some random Photography of mine

As the name suggests its some random photography i took recently / not too long ago. Its hard to gauge photography sometimes so all comments welcome.

Sketchbook 13th September 2008

Here is what is in my new sketchbook at the moment, not much but hopefully i will update this often. 

Tommy's House Sketch

You can't get as detailed as this when describing your house over coffee!

Dub-lahh number 1

A comic sketch of some recent events that happened to me, although there are some exaggerations! Guess what it could be?! Next page to follow shortly

Thursday, September 4, 2008

ha'penny bridge

passing homeless on the ha'penny bridge, sometimes things might happen

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Dungarvan view

I've always passed this view in Dungarvan, so this week i decided to stop into the lay-by and make a panoramic of the view.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Raging Battle

it can be sometimes

Friday, April 18, 2008

Ferrybank Shopping Centre

A pic I took of the construction of the Ferrybank shopping centre at the end of my estate. This was about 3 months ago, its nearly done now

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Along the trenches of my head

An illustration done with ink. I wanted the feeling to be kind of macabre and moody.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


More 20 seconds after the initial leap i'd imagine. Think Icarus when viewing this one.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Illustration Friday: Multiple