Siblingly Inspiration

November 12, 2009

My little sister has never thought herself as an artistic person – she has no intentions of following my footsteps – but after seeing some pieces of work she uploaded on the internet, I have to disagree!

She has apparently been creating greeting cards for her friends and her boyfriend – cute and inspiring, I must say!




Book Jacket Design -brief

November 10, 2009

To kick off the new unit, we were given an assignment straight away – to redesign a book jacket using type only.

I immediately started thinking of a book I was going to choose, and it turns out the choice was quite easy. The last book I read was ‘The Raw Shark Texts’ by Steven Hall. The novel had a clever use of imagery made out of type, so it’s a perfect choice! And I just found out today that the AIB graduate Simon Beaufoy has recently completed a Raw Shark Texts screenplay for the film adaptation. What a coincidence!

An example of the use of type in the novel

Now I just need to get my hands on a copy of the book!


I visited both the school library and the one in town centre, but neither of them have the book. I really wanted to choose this book!


A book jacket design for the book by Jesse Walker. Looks awesome!

Ashes and Snow

October 31, 2009

I came across some photographs by Gregory Colbert from the “Ashes and Snow” exhibition – simply stunning…




© Gregory Colbert

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London trip

October 26, 2009

To get our creative and observant juices flowing, we had to keep our eyes open and find three things that caught our attention. Here are mine:


This one looks so fun that you can not help but be drawn to it. The rich use of colours makes it vibrant, while the casual strokes make it look effortless. All in all the design is very busy, but well put together. This really inspires me to have fun – I want to colour outside the lines too!


Well I am in the UK afterall, so of course I find these lovely postcards eyecatching! To be honest, to me they look hideous. The pictures are unflattering, and the way they have been scaled and shaped makes the postcards tacky. But then again, the designs are genius for being so tacky. I was definitely tempted to buy Diana’s head and send it back home!

The simplicity of this design was what drew my attention to it. Although the shape is quite complex, the clear geometric form makes is simple at the same time. The nude colour also pleases my eye, and creates a nice contrast with the sharp shape. In the end, the design is something that I would have never come up with myself, making it interesting for me.