Thursday, December 17, 2009


This is my submission to the This Is Not A Shop Christmas Art Fair, which is running until Saturday 19th. There's a great mix of stuff this year, check it out while it lasts!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Claire's Card

This is the card I did for my friend Claire's birthday, a big c made up from stuff she likes.

Darkly Dreaming

Have been catching up on the show Dexter, the Miami PD forensic detective who is also a serial killer in his spare time. It can be a bit cheesy & formulaic at times but I'm still kinda hooked! Plus it has a great opening title sequence by Digital Kitchen that manages to get across all the dark violent undertones of the show by showing his daily morning routine. The way it's edited, by cutting frames here & there and changing the speed of the film really gives an uneasy feel to it and the way they manage to make cooking breakfast & getting dressed look violent is genius! I can't eat bacon & eggs anymore without thinking of this!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Some Blind Alleys

I recently won a competition to design a banner and a few other buttons for Some Blind Alleys, an online journal of contemporary Irish writing and visual art. I wanted to create something clean, impactful & colourful and I wanted to keep it typographic, as the blog is the meeting point of writing and visual art, so the type becomes the image. I added the texture of paper in the background to give it a more tactile feel as if the shapes had been overprinted, allowing the colours to overlap. Simplifying the letterforms to their basic geometric shapes has been done countless times going back as far as the Bauhaus & probably even before that, and the resurgence of '80's fashion and design has seen these sort of typefaces become popular again with designers like Hort and Non-Format, so I'd been looking for an opportunity to have a go at something like this.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Safari tee

This is a tshirt I designed while working for Just Jeans when I was living in Melbourne. Melbourne is one of the coolest cities to live in in the world (even though I haven't lived in that many of them) pity it's on the other side of it!

Thanks to Buck for modelling it...he's so dreamy!

Christmas Monster

This is a Christmas Monster that I doodled a couple of years ago! I came across it again randomly today so here it is.


Haven't posted in a while cos I've been working late at work pretty much every night for the last 2 weeks - boo - but here's the card I did for my Granny's 91st birthday at the weekend.