Tuesday, December 22, 2009

mobile mobile installation














have a look at this. Happy xmas!

Improbable, but true.

One of our zines has made its way into the catalogue of the National Library of Ireland.
(I wish I had done a better job with the guillotine and the margins!)

Congratulations to all the writers and artists,
and apologies for setting a tight deadline and then taking such a long time to put it together.

Brian Despain




















Really like this Illustrator, reminds me of a little of Shaun Tan,
Take a look at his website
here


Friday, December 18, 2009




Hi Everyone! Hope you are all wrapped up nice and warm inside out of the cold!
Hope you like my little snow man - Merry Christmas and Hope everyone has a very Wonderful and Creative New Year!!

Tinderbox Zine 2 out at last!


Hi all,

Thanks for the patience and your beautiful drawings.
The ZINE 2 is ready for the streets!

I will be selling it in Dublin Flea Market this Sunday.
Claire also has a heap of them.

tinderbox angel.....

margaret tarrant illustration c.1920;s (for denise:)
my beloved 1970,s tree angel featured in a fashion shoot that took place in my place this morning

...hi everyone❊❊❊❊❊❊❊❊❊❊
❆❆❆❆❆ just to say thanks for all the feedback and stuff , its really felt and makes the madness of this work all the more bearable.I look forward to what we can all do collectively and individually in the new year and good luck with selling the zine :)

Michelle Thompson - Risograph print.


I have just received my prints back from DITTO PRESS!
Kid Hater originally commissioned for the Globe & Mail in Toronto. 
Risograph (see the process below) printed on 150gsm Munken Lynx. 
A4 with the image measuring 18.4cm wide by 12cm high.
£50 plus £5 for next day delivery or come and collect if you're local.
(Last posting date wednesday.)

A Risograph printer is an exciting piece of duplication technology. We create a thermographic master for each colour in your artwork which is then wrapped around a drum. Ink is forced through the voids in the master. The paper runs flat through the machine while the drum rotates at high speed to print each image on the paper.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

David Bromley.


Check out the work space of Melbourne artist David Bromley. His latest creative project is a stunning trio of three books entitled 'A Picture Book First and Foremost'. 

For Damo!



I would like to remind you the Short Story and Poem competition i am setting up to mark the eleventh consecutive year of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival.

Before I wish you a merry Christmas I would like to give you all rules of the short story and poem competition. I really hope you will find time, between two chocolates or Christmas pudding, to think about your story.

Rules:
-You must write a short story or short poem on the theme of “The City”.
-You can write in English or in French.
-Your story or poem must not be in excess of 1000 words.
- Send your completed story or poem by email to Business@alliance-francaise.ie or post in on the blog.

-The closing date for entries is 31st March 2010.
-All stories will be displayed during the Franco-Irish Literary Festival.

Good Luck and best wishes

Monday, December 14, 2009

Box Animation














3D animation by Jordan Clarke

Dublin Flea Market

Hi all,

I have a stall at the Dublin Flea Market taking place this Sunday December 20th.
I would love to share it with you all: I will be selling the Zine 2, my own microcomic and whatever else I can think of.
Please join me!

It is not a good place to sell your artwork, because the spirit is cheap and chearful, but it is perfect for second-hand clothes/objects, hand-made postcards, bags, etc.

Work in progress

























Have you ever had a piece that you never really finish?, I think I'm almost there. I have changed the composition, I don't know how many times, but I like the technique so I kept plugging away at it every once and a while, I hope to screen print it eventually...

Friday, December 11, 2009

TONIGHT AT CRAWDADDY!!!!


Go show your support for Dublin's Unsigned
Doors at 8pm. Adm €9 before 10pm
www.dublinsunsigned.com

Lovely New Yorker Cover



Bah humbug xmas exhibition

















Bah Humbug will be open to the public on Sunday the 13th of December from 2pm-7pm in the Back Loft in La Catedral Studios, St. Augustine St., Dublin 8.
The ethos of Bah Humbug is to provide an informal platform for emerging visual artists to sell their work at accessible prices and engage both the public and the artists in an atmospheric Christmas salon of music, tea and food. Featuring on the day is a warm & cosy ephemeral café including tea and cakes kindly donated local cafés. Special guest pianist Alberto Gariglio will be playing live music on the in-house upright old piano throughout the day. Artworks spanning from drawing, illustration, photography, printing, mixed-media, stencil & graffiti art will be on sale. The selected artists encompass an exciting mix of emerging and established artists, many of whom are new to exhibiting in the distinctive Back Loft.

I'll be there pretty much all day, so drop in if you're about :) Note the "music, tea and food" part!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Outside the box

outside the box from joseph Pelling on Vimeo.

this looks like fun !


...if I was in Dublin.... I am sure that fellow tinderbox's will be doing this the fantastic thisisnotashop 3rd annual christmas art fair,I would love to contribute ...even if I sent up a piece to one of you guys , who is going to exhibit ....would you could you kindly bang it up beside yours ?...
all the details are on the link , you have to go in person with your work and put it up on the wed 16th between 2 and 8pm ....,to claim your space , its all a bit guerilla and such fun.
I know you had an exhibition there already and will know that it is closing after this exhib but will be springing up in another guise soon.
I hope ye are all well peeps x

I Love Hot Dogs



www.ilovehotdogs.net

Monday, December 7, 2009

Done in 60 seconds



The idea is, simply, to take any movie of your choice, grab a bunch of friends and remake it in no more than 60 seconds! Two Irish winners will be announced in February, winning a 3 night VIP trip to London & the opportunity to claim top prize at the Jameson Empire Awards on March 28th

Check out www.entertainment.ie/donein60seconds for inspiration, expert advice from 'Slumdog Millionaire' Director Danny Boyle and some hints & tips for preparing an entry. It's worth a visit to check out last year's winning entry alone, a hilarious remix of ‘Jerry Maguire’
The Irish final will take place during JDIFF (18th- 28th Feb).

Alison Carmichael




Alison Carmichael does some lovely hand rendered typography.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Michelle Thompson - website.



Michelle Thompson is an UK illustrator (MA, RCA) who has worked in design, editorial and publishing worldwide.

Short Story/Poem Competition (Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2010)

As you may know, the Alliance Francaise of Dublin is organising the eleventh Franco-Irish Literary Festival which takes place on the 16th, 17th and 18th of April 2010 in Dublin. The Franco-Irish Literary Festival is a meeting place for everyone interested in Irish and French Literature.To mark this eleventh consecutive year of the Festival on the theme of "The City", this year we have decided to come up with a new idea:The Short Story/Poem Competition.
Everyone, Irish or French, student or not, is able to take part in this challenge.

Get your thinking caps on! Details to follow.
Hope you will take part!

See you soon!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Narrative Arts Session in the Library Bar



Adventures and misadventures
Storytelling with Adam Wilson and The Original Oh-Aissieux

Tales of seduction,
of guns lost, found and stolen,
of underwater rugby battles,
of misadventures with mind-altering substances,
of the sorrows of onions, the joys of strawberries,
and much, much more ...

Sketch artists welcome.

Show starts 8pm sharp, ends about 10.30. Doors 7.30
Admission EUR 6 / Concessions EUR 2

(Bernard) Shaw Space: Xmas Exhibition 09 - Launch


THE SHAW SPACE

XMAS EXHIBITION 2009

Launches Friday 4th December 7:30pm

There's a bunch of us exhibiting at this :)
We'll be there for the opening this Friday.
Free Heineken from 7.30 (until it runs out).
Most of the work will be under €120, ideal Christmas gifts!
Hope you can all come for a mini-tinderbox get-together.
LINK

Monday, November 30, 2009

All the ways...

























This is an illustration I've been working on. I'm not sure if i can show it yet really because I've only just submitted it, so I cropped into it for now. It's for an exhibition/book that will be published in the new year. This is also the reason I missed the zine submission deadline, sorry elida!

Geraldine Georges


Geraldine Georges

be true...
ink,paper stars and pen on board
nov 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cake Cafe stall available

Hey,
I have a stall in the Cake Cafe next Saturday (1-5pm), but I won't be able to make it until 3pm. Does anybody want to share it or sell their stuff at the Cake Cafe? The market there is small, all about re-styled second hand clothes, jewellery and bric a brac.

I would like to sell the Tinderbox zine, and perhaps prints!
Please drop a comment here if you want to share..


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tinderbox Zine - send it all before... Saturday!

Hey fellow kindling of Tinderbox!
Thanks a lot to all of you who sent their stuff for publication in the zine nr.2. Also, to those who still need a couple of days, you have them!
I will be putting the zine together over the weekend, so please send it by Saturday.
No need to talk about shoes, ok?

Sleepless in Seattle - the horror movie


Fatal Attraction anyone?

A poem by Taylor Mali, comes to life through type

This is something that's ssooooo been bothering me for a while now, you know? glad to find a poem that feels the same way too.

Typography from Ronnie Bruce on Vimeo.

Check out more Taylor Mali here www.taylormali.com

EXHALE MANDY O'NEILL

Exhibition. Norman Mailer has stated that boxing is a metaphor for life. Investment of time and energy in a tradition like boxing can be explained through the desire to achieve stability in a rapidly changing world. It may also engender a yearning for a more vital existence and a longing for authenticity. In this photographic work, Mandy O'Neill uses the world of the amateur boxer to explore such ideas and to examine aspects of the human condition. These images were taken over a two-year period at St Saviours Boxing club, Dorset St in Dublin.
Mandy O'Neill is a Visual Artist based in Dublin. She graduated with a BA in Photography from the DIT College of Photography in 2005. She has recently exhibited at ‘RUA RED’ Dublin 2009 and the RHA Dublin 2009.
27 November - 6 February 2010
Opening Thursday 26 November at 6.30pm - Admission free

Alliance Française1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dublins Unisgned - We're getting Excited

“Dublin Unsigned shines a light on some of the very best emerging acts from the Dublin scene. There are some incredible bands coming through right now and this compilation provides a snapshot of what’s hot and what’s likely to make a big impression in 2010”.

- Keith Johnson, IMRO



Hi All

I hope you all have Dec 11th penciled in for the Album Launch in Crawdaddy - for the Dublin's Unsigned gig.

Its going to be huge!!

We just got confirmation that the lads from Noise Control will be finishing off the night with a fantastic DJ set after the bands finish - they are awesome.

Check us out on facebook for more updates as they come in. This night is growing and growing!!!

Check out Our New Website (a work in progress)



And check out our cool new video:



video


All the best


Ruairi

The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody



Mama?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Many Toys at Last Year’s Prices



and the awkward pre-production...

Totally 100% Trend

Tinderbox Zine

Hello all,

Elida is accepting submissions for the Tinderbox Zine - "In These Shoes".

All kinds of subjects are welcome, as a zine just about shoes might be boring!

She is busy going around town today looking for shop windows to paint for Christmas.
(You can contact her by phone or email.)

Thank you

Procrastination is...



...why I don't have anything for the new zine. sorry. (sadface)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

web log



http://emmamegannety.blogspot.com/

hi guys,
finally got around to starting a blog! Still needs lots of work but please let me know what you think, good or bad!
cheers me dears

song for edith holden (work in progress)


ink and pen and marker on paper

...its not right for the zine ,but this is very dear to my heart at the moment, I have been haunted by the little known facts of edwardian artist and botanist Edith Holden ,for a long time now.
You may not know of the country diary of an edwardian lady ....its a fascimile copy of a diary that edith kept as her journal in the early 1900's , she recorded what was happening in nature throughout the year and drew it all. Birds ,flowers , poems etc.
In the 1970's her grand niece found it in the attic and got it published.
It was very freely available and many homes had one ,you can still pick them up easily second hand.BUT what really gets me is the nature of her death .....its soooooo tragic , you wont believe it.
Edith was gathering chestnut buds and leaning over she fell into the river thames and drowned. omg ......
I am making more work in response to this awful end ,it has really captured something in me.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Heaven Can Wait













Really like this video. Charlotte Gainsbourg featuring Beck.

illustrations

Working on a Commission - illustrations for female dressing rooms in a new boutique in eyre square.
See what ye think so far .(Sorry for bad photos, just took with a camera phone,) Thanks.







Tinderbox loves Panda Facts


100 Facts about Pandas

Christmas Exhibition at the Bernard Shaw


The annual Bernard Shaw/Shaw Space Christmas
The exhibition will run from Friday 4th of December to Tuesday the 22nd December.

Maybe the Tinderbox peoples could get together for a lil' festive drink on the 4th.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dublins Unisgned - Poster Update


Hi Guys,

Here is the updated poster for the Dublin's Unsigned CD Launch in Crawdaddy on Dec 11th.

(Great job by Phil Moyna on the poster).

Hope to see you all down at the gig

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

An illustration I did for Electric Penguins














This is an illustration I just did for an "Electric Penguin's" ep. They wanted  a girl lying in the woods, the initial design was meant to be gold, but it didn't work for me... and they say a writers best friend is the bin! 
Recognise those trees? 

Independents Day



Independents Day will take place this Sunday Nov 22nd, at the Coop.
Check out their blog to take part in the exhibition or get a stall.
http://independentsdaydublin.blogspot.com/

It will be very interesting to take a dip in the micropress pool!

In These Shoes by Evelyn Walsh

Evelyn Walsh has very kindly written this text for us. Please drop a comment if you want to illustrate it or you want to share your impressions!

___
She sat for a while, looking and listening. It was thirty years since she had been to the city and it had changed, changed utterly. So many people, busy confident good looking people.
She manoeuvred her wheelchair deeper into the bustling shopping centre and stopped at the window of the shoe shop, a single shoe on display, suspended in a way that made it look as if it was floating. It was shiny patent, deepest crimson red with a bowed front and a delicate spiked heel. They were beautiful. In these shoes she thought she might once again dance the tarantella. She watched her reflection in the plate glass window, an elderly overweight solitary figure fumbling beneath the chair for her purse. Her gnarled arthritic knuckles found the once shiny advertisement torn from a magazine, she opened it and laughed aloud. Yes! It was the coveted Jimmy Choos. Her heart pounded harder than it should. She briefly wondered was she having a heart attack. No matter. If she were to die they could bury her with the shoes on.
And we did.
______

The Little Ghost Gallery

























A friend of mine told me about this. Thought it may be of interest to some of you! Click on the image to see it at a readable size. Here's the website to mick minogue, the guy who's organising it. 

STORYSKETCH TONIGHT


Tinderbox Network presents the first Storysketch session
association with the Narrative Arts Club
20.00 Library Bar Extension
(Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, just off South Great George's Street)

The Narrative Arts Club will provide an evening of "eye-contact theatre"
Tinderbox members and other sketching enthusiasts are invited to draw the storyteller/audience OR the story itself.

We're expecting a nice crowd so best to arrive early.
Suggested donation €2 - €6

Looking forward to seeing you there.
Tinderbox Network

Monday, November 16, 2009

chris piascik

Chris Piascik does some nice doodly illustrations and hand rendered type.

WOW, thats a lot of starlings!

In These Shoes by Shauna Busto Gilligan

Anybody wants to grab this text and illustrate it? Please drop a comment. Shauna very kindly wrote it.

___________
I wear red patent shoes that click and clack across paved paths and scrape on uneven cobble stones. I am invisible if I am soundless. My shoes click; my voice sings.

Us women are masters in deception; our own mistresses. Before these days of blackness and magic, before Día de los Muertos, when I imagined behaving in this way, I thought an unbearable guilt would build up and consume my passion, forcing me to retreat into my shell of niceness and apologies. But with each further sin I commit I cast off another layer of guilt and submission. My heels click louder. Each stomp is a stomp for freedom. At thirty three I have found my secret.

It is purely for the pleasure that we are together. We can neither hide this pleasure nor can we prevent it from taking over. I imagine I am a twentieth century Coatlicue, Goddess of earth and fire: earth with my J but fire with my C.

“Disfruta,” C whispers in my ear. I get so excited that I have to hold myself back from climaxing. And then all my guilt-infested feelings fly out the window and I do as he bids: Enjoy. And then I slip back into my glistening red shoes and listen to the sound of happiness as they bring me home.
___________

In These Shoes by Jane Burns (from Fighting Words)

Anybody out there wants to illustrate this text? Please comment if so! Jane has very kindly written it for our zine

________
In These Shoes
by Jane Burns (from Fighting Words)

In these shoes my feet feel very small. At least they are warm it was
so cold standing in the freezing snow.
Our neighbour John brought them out with some blankets- we didn’t have
time to get our shoes and coats.

The flames are bursting through the windows and smell of smoke is
everywhere. Everyone is crying- even my father.
Where will we go? Who will take us in? We really have nothing now. My
mother says we should be happy no one died
but I really wish I could have taken my teddy with me. I am so sad
that he has died in the flames.

Our aunt comes along and she takes us to her home. There is hardly any
room- 6 of them and 7 of us but at least we
are inside and there is no smoke or fire. My mother tells me to take
off the big shoes and climb in bed but I don’t want to.
In these shoes I feel safe, they are too big but if there is another
fire at least I can stay warm.

In these shoes my feet feel very small, but they were a gift,
something for me to have, the only things I will have for a very long
time.
___________

Blu animation With David Ellis

COMBO a collaborative animation by Blu and David Ellis (2 times loop) from blu on Vimeo.

Check out his Youtube channel where he’s posted more animated gems. He has a blog too.

NCAD Abram Games Lecture Series

jandefouw

NCAD Gallery is running a series of lectures on the postwar period in Irish graphic design starting with a conversation between Jan de Fouw and Conor Clarke on 17th November at 6.30. Full Schedule below:

Abram Games Lecture Series, NCAD Gallery
Tuesday 17th November, 6.30pm Jan de Fouw, the well-known Dutch designer who moved to Ireland in 1951, and Conor Clarke, founder & Director of Design Factory and author of ‘Orange and Green’ will hold a public conversation focusing on how Ireland’s image was moulded by Jan in the 1950s and 1960s.
Tuesday 1st December, 6.30pm Dr Linda King (IADT): Politics, Pragmatism and Visualisation of National Identities: The Legacy of Aer Lingus Advertising.
This talk will examine the importance of the airline in disseminating concepts of national identity for both national and international audiences. The design output of both Abram Games and a generation of Dutch designers working in Dublin in the 1950s and 60s will be explored in this context.
Tuesday 15th December, 6.30pm Wendy Williams (NCAD): Instruments of Mass Persuasion: War posters in the 1930s and 40s.
The poster became an increasingly eloquent means of engendering a proactive mindset during the Second World War. In this talk selected works, including those of Abram Games, are examined in terms of motivations, ideologies and responses.
Tuesday 5th January, 6.30pm Mary Ann Bolger (DIT): Round towers, West Brits and the ‘Battery Hens of Moscow’: some issues in the ‘professionalisation’ of post-war Irish graphic design.
This paper will examine the generally overlooked influence of British models, including Abram Games, on the establishment of an Irish graphic design profession and the development of an indigenous design vocabulary. It will also examine the pivotal role that advertising designers – often maligned as apolitical, commercial jobbers – played in directing the course of modern Irish graphic design.
Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre National College of Art and Design/Gallery 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8, Ireland. Tel +353-1-6364390 Places are limited, arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday 17th November, 6.30pm
Jan de Fouw, the well-known Dutch designer who moved to Ireland in 1951, and Conor Clarke, founder & Director of Design Factory and author of ‘Orange and Green’ will hold a public conversation focusing on how Ireland’s image was moulded by Jan in the 1950s and 1960s.

Tuesday 1st December, 6.30pm Dr Linda King (IADT)
Politics, Pragmatism and Visualisation of National Identities: The Legacy of Aer Lingus Advertising.

This talk will examine the importance of the airline in disseminating concepts of national identity for both national and international audiences. The design output of both Abram Games and a generation of Dutch designers working in Dublin in the 1950s and 60s will be explored in this context.

Tuesday 15th December, 6.30pm Wendy Williams (NCAD)
Instruments of Mass Persuasion: War posters in the 1930s and 40s.

The poster became an increasingly eloquent means of engendering a proactive mindset during the Second World War. In this talk selected works, including those of Abram Games, are examined in terms of motivations, ideologies and responses.

Tuesday 5th January, 6.30pm Mary Ann Bolger (DIT)
Round towers, West Brits and the ‘Battery Hens of Moscow’: some issues in the ‘professionalisation’ of post-war Irish graphic design.

This paper will examine the generally overlooked influence of British models, including Abram Games, on the establishment of an Irish graphic design profession and the development of an indigenous design vocabulary. It will also examine the pivotal role that advertising designers – often maligned as apolitical, commercial jobbers – played in directing the course of modern Irish graphic design.

Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre
National College of Art and Design/Gallery
100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8, Ireland.
Tel +353-1-6364390

Places are limited, arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Apak studio

























This one's called 'feeding rainbow worms'. love it. Here's their website apakstudio.com