Friday, May 22, 2015

The Middle Ages

If you scroll down you'll see a post about my music album, Still Metal, released under my own name. Well I put the band together and quickly scrapped the idea of using my own name. Instead we settled on the brilliant name The Middle Ages. I love that name for so many reasons, however the less said the better. Here's our first poster.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

B Post

Musician Wil McDermott announced that he was putting out an EP of new instrumental electronic music. This was a new solo project after years of playing bass and keyboards in bands over the years. I asked Wil if he needed any help with artwork. He pointed me at some covers to get jist of what he was into and I powered ahead. The result is Dark Matter. Check it out.

Then b post goes and announces another EP, called Singularity. Wil wanted the dreaded "same but different" art. I needn't have worried. This was a piece of piss, the first draft was approved and the EP was online within an hour. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


"Can you do a poster in a hurry for an 80s night?" Boom, done, first draft Mackey does it again. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Growlers

Here's a recent poster for The Growlers who play Whelan's in July.


Logo for mackeyworks. That's one of my brothers. The colour scheme was already in place. When there's an MW initial it's hard to avoid playing with it. I had plans to do more with this and I still might, it's not needed for a month or two.

Patti Smith

Poster for a big summer gig. It's Patti Smith in Dublin in June. I wonder if she saw Humble Pie back in the day?
This poster came with very strict guidelines which meant I had to scrap my version. That happens.

Road Safety Poster

A Pair Of Posters

This might become an series, I don't know.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Insight Strategy

Logo for Galway company Insight Strategy. The brief was for it to look slightly sci-fi. So I tried to come up with a logo you might see in the background in Robocop or something. It all came together quite quickly and the MD signed off on it like a boss.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Newbridge Summerjam 2015

Call it fan art but inspired by a call on The Best Show with Tom Scharpling I put together a fake festival poster. On friendface a lot of people suggested additions and corrections, plus I kept getting ideas, so every now and then over the next few days I added to it. I tried to keep it looking like a county fair with notions of the bigger festivals. That explains the crappy clip art on the guy playing a guitar. Anyway, for fans of The Best Show there should be enough here to give you a few laughs.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Prom Night

An 80s dance party in a new (to me) venue called Mother Club. After a bit of to and fro we ended up here. Looks good, it should look good on the street.

George Fitzgerald

Doing a lot of dance show posters at the moment and this particular promotor likes a no-frills approach. Which is fine by me! Here's one for George Fitzgerald.