This illustrated story book follows a sassy little ovum named Egg on her journey through the menstrual cycle. Loud and proud, this book is to bring periods out into the open and make a topic that people squirm away from totally unavoidable.
A personal project featuring a collection of variant comic book covers completely removed from the expected comic book aesthetic to attract new audiences for each book and stand out among their competitors. Each cover focuses on a single inanimate object, providing a very subtle hint to the story inside without giving too much away.
A set of illustrations done at my time in Zero-G for a new production of The Plough and the Stars in the Abbey Theatre, March 2016.
Art Direction: Ciarán Ó'Gaora
A billboard designed for IMRAM Irish Language Literature Festival based on the poem 'Méanfach' by Liam Ó Muirthile which was about a blind man finding peace in the chaos of a noisy urban environment. The idea behind it is how the poet could spread his message of calm in the middle of the hectic city in question.
A project about the Titanic and how she communicated the most famous distress calls in maritime history.
One side of the double sided A2 poster features facts about the ship, her Marconi Wireless radio system, ship call signs and the impact the Titanic's tragedy had on maritime laws. The other side of the poster is a map of the Atlantic ocean that night using the different ship's call signs to represent their whereabouts in relation to the Titanic (whose call sign was MGY). The poster folds down and inside can be found stamp sheets, mini sheets and a first day cover.
The postage stamps feature the distress calls the Titanic sent out in chronological order while the mini sheets included hold more facts about the ship like the 20,000 bottles of beer on board or the 34,000 kilograms of fresh meat.
Fonts: Raleway, Univers and Akzidenz Grotesk (one of the typefaces used for printing on board the ship).
These book covers were created for a hypothetical series of Penguin books: Penguin would be publishing screen plays in order to attract movie goers to books. For a series based on Quentin Tarantino, each image is coming from the victim's point of view (a point of view shot is something Tarantino is known for) and each weapon is the last thing the victim sees before they die.
A poster for an exhibition by the creative collective aptly named The Shady Bunch held in Twisted Pepper in October 2014. With the theme "Moanments of Happiness" (about how Irish people moan about EVERYTHING) left open for interpretation, it made sense to communicate something that's as natural as a shark hunting prey and basically feels like the same thing.
In each and every corner of Ireland, moaning is a recognized art-form. Consequently the Irish are well known for taking pride and enjoyment in grumbling (Liveline anyone?) but for these creative shady whingebags this simply did not suffice. They wanted to take moaning to a whole new level, from an art in itself to art itself. And thus, “MOANments of Happiness” was born.
Based around creating portraits for 'city types', the stereotypes you'd normally see around a city. Focusing in on interesting characters I noticed around Dublin city and turning them into architecture meant that an outside and inside could be created and a story could be told – an instant view into these people and their personalities (which may have been completely made up).