Sometimes designs get the thumbs down. This one did. It's for DJ Danny Tengalia doing a show in Dublin back in 2007 (I think). I prefer this to the poster that ended up going out. It happens.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
This is about the 4th or 5th poster for The Fall I have done. This one was as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival so I needed to get magenta in there somewhere. As far as I remember there wasn't much time to get the word out about this show, hence the super-loud design. There's a couple of changes I'd like to make now that I look at it. More The Fall posters to come.
Monday, September 28, 2009
This is June 2007, I did this poster for Laura Izibor's CrawDaddy show that was being recorded for a Live CD. Her management sent over the photo but they liked what I did with the typography and decided to use it on the resulting CD.
Laura is still using that 'logo'. It's all over her site. Which is nice.
Aoife recently wrote about John Vanderslice in her blog and it reminded me of this poster from 2008. This time he was supported by excellent band Subplots who are well worth checking out. I suppose I'd compare them to Radiohead and Sigur Ros but then I'm not into either of those bands. Does that make sense?
Friday, September 25, 2009
Another one from a few years ago, I think it was 2006. Large Mound went to Canada for a few gigs. The map of Ireland is very funny to me, maybe it looks stupid but I was cracking up when doing it. Another classic drawing by Ian lawton. Last time it was checked there is still an A0 version of this on the wall in Sneaky Dee's.
Oh, Large Mound is my band, or the band I'm in. Did that even need saying?
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Thumped is an Irish underground music and discussion website. Pete set it up in 1999. Loads of designers and musicians contribute to the very active Forums on Thumped but nobody was really answering Pete's repeated calls for a new logo to go with his redesign. I thought if I did something I'd be off the hook. I sent him his one night at about 3am. It was live the next day. I think he was just relieved.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Right up to date. French band Nouvelle Vague playing Dublin next week. They have a very clear image. I've done about 5 or 6 of their gigs now and I try not to get in the way of their artwork.
Probably 2000 or 2001. This was one of the first fly-posters I did. I even bought the album in order to scan the cover, the internet was that slow. Pretty disappointing that the gig was cancelled in the end.
A poster I did for Bo's Dublin gig back in 2006 (I think). I have done hundreds and hundreds of posters over the years. I'll post some random things from my archives. Sometimes my work has to follow strict artist guidelines, other times the promoter will have requests, other times I'll have freedom to do whatever I want or it's a mixture. I think this Bo Diddley poster was a mixture of all three.