Every once in a while I come across something that is a shiny jewel of inspiration, this is one such moment. I recommend a viewing of the blog of Dan Slavinskya: A SERIES OF DRAWINGS FROM THE END OF TIME. (and, oh my gosh, if his book really exists I want one so much!)
I’ve been in print/art/design for a long time. I’ve had many firsts. Each one gives a little thrill. The first album cover, the first van wrap you see drive past, the first 40 foot building wrap (on a cinema). They don’t come along often and I count myself blessed in each of my opportunities.
One of the ‘firsts’ I’ve not gotten to break into is cartoons/comics. I’ve doodled and drawn, done the 24hour world comic day, done the boards.ie comic creator challenge.. but comercially, never gotten to do it. Tried many times mind you. But clients have always gone for the graphics/photos options.
Today I get to be a commercial cartoonist. I’m buzzing like a kid after their first candy floss 🙂
The ad is for www.ics.ie/dp
I saw this on twitter (I think it was the user designtaxi) and http://i.dexigner.com/news/21146
I love the idea of Happy Graphics. we need more happy 🙂
Positive Posters 2010: A Glass Half Full
published Jul 14, 2010
ends Sep 10, 2010
Positive Posters, a bunch of young Melbournians are on a mission to show that graphic design can help people, is asking graphic designers all over the world to submit a positive design in response to the 2010 theme “a glass half full.”
“We started the competition last year with no expectations,” said Nick Hallam, founder of the competition.
“But ended up with 339 entries, from 53 countries. The third most amount of entries from Iran. We are still trying to figure that one out!”
Positive Posters will print 4000 copies of the winning design and paste it around Melbourne.
Deadline for submissions is September 10, 2010.
Ireland’s First Discworld Convention is on this month (website here). So I’ve been reading his books like a crazed turtle in a dessert chased by an eagle. It’s inspired some of my latest doodles 🙂
Nigel the Barbarian, Coin the Sorcerer and Two Flower. Continue reading “drawing inspiration”
aww. Restoring my faith in their sense of humour/fun RTE added a hidden webpage for Halloween. Go to the RTE.ie website and wait a few minutes 🙂 In case you missed it. Here’s a screenshot:
Continue reading “RTEeeeek!!”
Last week I checked out Heineken Expressions. You can see my thoughts over on Culch. Meanwhile here’s some of the work on the night 🙂
Samples: Steve Simpson. Chris Judge. BrenB
Serge. Danleo. TADO
This is the original as posted by the lovely miss lottie for her blog challenge
and then.. a few weeks later I saw this
of course i’m sure it’s just co-incidence and the fact her blog has been posted into forums full of irish based designers would have any bearing at all on anything.. naaaah. 😉