Trish the Witch book 2

Working on some great wee projects at the moment. Quite happy altogether.
The all new Trish the Witch book 2 has went off to the printers just yesterday. I'm very excited about this altogether as I've tried to do something very different with this one, wait for it.... No white pages for backgrounds. This may not be a big deal to anyone else, but for me it means alot. Firstly, it means that there's a more rich and colourful look and feel to the book. (I think kids will love that and parents will feel like the book is worth more)

Secondly it means that there's more room for error. We're working with lithography this time around to accomodate the larger print run and more ink. Previously we used digital printing. Naturally I've had to be more careful with this book than the last as we're using white typography and alot of colour around the edges. I've outlined the text and made sure to send over the fonts (just incase I missed anything). I've even done some prepress production on the documents to make sure nothing goes wrong.


So today is St.Patricks Day, which means that I've less time than usual to post as I've a parade to attend and have to find something green in my wardrobe. Oh and Happy St Patricks Day to anyone that's reading this.

Typography is essential for a graphic designer to get to grips with. You just have to google top ten tips for graphic designers and the word typography pops up at least once everytime. In the past, I had a habit of shying away from typography believing that my illustrative skills were enough to carry me through a career of creativity, and for some that works quite well... but not for me. This year I've decided to learn more and more about the field of typography, pushing myself further and more into styles and fonts that I've not before experimented with.

Did I mention I'm now an intern at a local NPO? No? Well, I am. And it's a great experience for me. I'm currently working on LGBT campaigns within the locality. I pretty much have creative reign when it comes to ideas for new projects and this allows me to work on skills that aren't as perfect as others. So basically I get to work on the typography skills mentioned above in this placement.

Here's the first of many new type based posters for Dundalk Outcomers.


Origamiland Originals

These toys are paper machetes, designed to be a cheap disposable means of designing in 3d and toys. Whether you like to play with toys or just collect them for the aesthetic value is up to yourself. What I love about working in 3d is how tactile and hands on the medium is.


McDonald's Parody with Homer Simpson

I thought of this last night and chuckled. So I had to put pen to paper (or screen in this case) and create it in reality. :P

Once it was finished I could have sworn I seen it somewhere before. But after spending a couple of minutes scouring through lots of google images I couldn't find it with Homer Simpson McDonald's parody. Oh well... :)

Disclaimer notice: I do not in any way, shape or form own the rights to the character Homer Simpson nor the McDonald's company logo.


Just My Type

Experimental typography based on differences in taste, and physically representing that in a typographical way.
Happy New Year everyone, this year marks a very exciting time for me as I'm currently learning some new skills in the form of 3D typography. I've added Cinema 4D to my software skills and it's proving rather enjoyable... I think what I like most about the program is how well it works with the likes of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Rendering times can be painstaking but you gotta give a little to get alot out of something.


New commission I've been working on. Acrylic paint used throughout.