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

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.

-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


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

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


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



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.