Monday, 30 August 2010

They Are Us!

I'm in love with this street art, the cause it's for and the city it's in! 'They are us' is a collaboration of street art done by Irish graffiti artist Maser and Irish musician Damien Dempsey in beautiful Dublin. All the proceeds raised by the sale of artwork from this project will go to the Simon Community for homeless people in Dublin. See more here.

Friday, 27 August 2010

G to the Glug...

Right went to see my fave branding company last night presenting their work at glug in Cargo. Great presentation. Really inspiring. But can't believe they've changed the deadly original design of their website. Check out the new still cool one here. And check out my fav piece of work here.

Whelan's Work...

Some nice simple design from my designer friend Gerard based in Ireland... see more quality work from him and his team here.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Alexander Crispin!

I am aware that this idea has been done before a zillion times but I think this one really stands out. I love the mono colours used and the precise layout of the tools which makes those lovely shapes which we call numbers.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

The Hate Modern!

O.k I don't hate the tate... I just think some of the contemporary art in there is a bit shit! I took a trip there over the wkend and when I say visit, I mean a concord style flying visit. SO... not much attention was directed towards the 'art'. My friend Sinead the animal was over from Ireland for the wkend so naturally we were parched. Here are some of the most interesting things I laid eyes on...

Pic 1. Cool dancefloor
Pic2. Fitzy the photographer
Pic3. Shinners the animal
Pic4. CLASS runners on random man
Pic5. Me on bike nearly about to cycle into glass wall

Friday, 20 August 2010

Nina Mouritzen!

Cool shots by Danish New York based photographer. "I only shoot analog. No digital ever." I LOVE refreshing to hear for a change. See more of her coolness here.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Beautiful Type by Janice Kerbal!

During an excursion to the Tate Britain over the weekend I ventured into this room full of beautiful black and white type. Only a woman's touch could hold such grace and elegance...a pleasant contrast to the shite in the comic room next door.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Vintage Sat Snaps!

Some of the besties from Vintage Sat. It turned out to be a great day. Thank you everybody for coming and The Castle for your hospitality. x

Monday, 9 August 2010

Trash Fashion!

O.k so this is by far the most interesting and aspiring exhibition I've engaged in in quite some time.

Basically, it is a small exhibition in London Science Museum with a selection of apparel which have been made from eco-friendly materials of the future if you like. These 'future materials' are fabricated from plants such as nettles, corn, wheat, sugar cane and bacteria believe it or not. Such an insightful insight into what we hope to be the future of material manufacturing in the fashion industry. It's really amazing what alternative solutions fashion and textile designers today can produce in order to prevent further damage to the environment... Out with the polyester and in with the nettles. Check out more info here.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Bortusk Leer's Gear!

I came across these bad boys in the Brick Lane Gallery on an adventure yesterday. I'll tell you more about that later. Basically he's a street artist who has managed to move from street walls to gallery walls and rightly so. His work is a hoot! And no, he hasn't got a very varied style. The one with Princess Di's head is not his. I just like it.

Thursday, 5 August 2010


Some snaps of the last of the 'Vintage Saturday' posters and if this is the first you've heard of it cop yourself on and GET ON IT. It's gonna be a good day had by all. Happening in the Castle Bar just off Brick Lane this Saturday. Click here for more details!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Just Type...

‘Just type’ is collaboration work of 15 LCC postgraduate design students and myself. We decided to focus on the usage of typography as an important designing tool for the subject. As you can see in the film, each of us has taken a word, produced a suitable animation for it and then compiled them all together at the end. You were probably already blown away by my word but if you want to watch it again and maybe pause on it for a few seconds, it's 'Low-Tech'. Enjoy it now!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Is that you Paul Smith?

Not my good old buddy Paul Smith from the halting site in Navan but the second and only Paul Smith from Nottinghamshire is doing his bit for the environment. Last month, he took the incentive to design this giant 5 foot rabbit bin in the hope of getting the London litterbugs to change their attitude. The aim of the game is to throw your rubbish in and watch his ears light up. I'm not sure if it will encourage more people to cop on but nice idea Paul Smith!

Monday, 2 August 2010

Train heads!

These ads were created at Arnold Worldwide in Washington last year for Amtrak National Train Day. Not bad for a bunch of yanks!