SUMMERS COMING
A twenty minute stroll turned into two hours… Who could blame me?

SUMMERS COMING

A twenty minute stroll turned into two hours… Who could blame me?

JR - PHOTOGRAPHER AND STREET ARTIST

Looking back on inspiration and having being introduced to JR at the end of my college years, I began to think about the work that I produced. I built an interest and love for documentary photography which then influenced my passion to create design for the good of society.

Unfortunately my work during university does not reflect upon this as I feel the guidance has pushed me towards a commercial route. I am looking forward to finishing my degree this year so I am able to work on projects that reflect my personality and express the elements that I really care about. With this being the case, I cannot thank the person enough who introduced me to this as it has defined the type of work I am striving to create. 

(Source: insideoutproject.net)

ETHOS

Marina Willer was asked to create a film to introduce Richard Roger’s Inside Out Exhibition at the Royal Academy. The video expresses his philosophy and ethos within his work and life.

(Source: vimeo.com)

BRITISH FEATHERS - KATHRYN WEBSTER

During a visit to Martin Mere’s wetlands centre, Kathryn’s exhibit caught my eye. The project consists of illustrations showcasing Britain’s native birds in an aesthetically pleasing manner. 

(Source: inkandpixelscreative.co.uk)

FACEFOOD

Every morning a designer (who’s name I cannot remember) from Dublin based agency Detail, creates faces in his daughters breakfast. Lovely little idea that brought a smile to my face!

(Source: facefoods)

GREEN MAN FESTIVAL 2013

These illustrations came to my attention during Sarah Mazzeti’s presentation during Dublin’s 2014 Offset Festival. 

Sarah worked on the festivals identity with YCN where they expressed its relationship between man and nature. The illustrations created show a Green Man world inhabited by creatures and plants bursting with colour and personality. The pieces are visually beautiful and appealing to the eye.

(Source: cargocollective.com)

SAGMEISTER & WALSH LOGO GAME SHOW

New York based graphic designers Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh were approached by Adobe who asked them to interpret their logo in an original and graphic way. Whereas many designers would of set to work crafting yet another sleek and safe design, Sagmeister & Walsh used their familiar hands on and experimental approach by producing a five part game show series. The duo battle it out in a handmade logo competition where they are given 10 minutes to assemble a design by using various materials for them to then be judged by a panel. The series is definitely worth the watch.

(Source: vimeo.com)

OFFSET CREATIVE FESTIVAL 2014

Offset is a yearly creative festival in Dublin involving presentations, panel discussions, debates and interviews with both international and Irish creative professionals. This years line-up consisted of professionals such as Jessica Walsh, Neville Brody, Milton Glazer, John Burgerman, Marina Willer, Richard Mosse and Maser. Having always wanted to visit Ireland, it was a great excuse to take some time out from university.

The event was one of the most inspirational and motivational experiences I have encountered as it has helped me with career prospects and personal issues such as self doubt in the work I create. Having heard the process on how many creatives have made it where they are today, it provides a sense of hope due to their journey not being fine and dandy as they have experienced ‘rejection’ themselves. It was highlighted that if you work hard, be persistent, take risks and be fearless in the process, you will make it to where you want to be. There was so much more to the event but I would be rambling for hours. However, I highly recommend Offset to both students and industry professionals. I have also fallen in love with Ireland and will attempt to visit the country more often!