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

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

How to wear these shoes



Size:
14 pages, A6 vertical (portrait)
Theme: IN THESE SHOES (treat it broadly, for variety's sake)
Deadline: Monday November 23rd.
Email them to me: elida.maiques{at}gmail.com.
(if we get cracking we can sell them in December crafts markets/book shops)
What to send:
Drawings, doodle, photos, comics, photostory (black and white / greyscale 300dpi jpeg, tiff, pdf)
Text (microfiction: from 1 line to up to 200 words.)
The sooner we have stuff the better, so we can try and
- illustrate text
- write a story using the illustration as starting point.
All ideas, suggestions and submissions welcome!

Peep Show Exhibition at Monstertruck


Review on Scamp.ie

Zine-spiration



dead trees and dye

Win inestimable glory!


Some Blind Alleys is holding a Christmas Poem Contest. There is no cash prize, but the winner will become incredibly famous for winning: the poem will be published for about two weeks at the end of December (while the editor is on vacation).*

Top prize: A t-shirt saying you are the poetic equivalent of Jesus; infinite glory; bragging rights; the certainty that you are better than your peers.

Second, third, etc, prize: None. If you do not win, you deserve nothing. You make me sick.

Deadline: December 1, midnight.

Judge: Greg Baxter.

How to enter: Submit your poem through the SBA online submission form. Please do not send more than one attachment at a time (otherwise it will not come through). Choose “Other” for the category, and note, in the comments section, that it’s a contest entry.

The poem should be no longer than 30 lines, but if it must be, it can definitely be no longer than 40 lines.

How to win: Don’t take it too seriously. All serious poetry will be disqualified. Humor, bad language, hyperbole, filth, alcoholism, indifference, loathing, presents, Santa, joy, elves, death, cold, endless misery, terrible neighbors, cookies, fuzzy reindeer: these are all acceptable themes. Generally anything with the following rhyme scheme will be disqualified: abab, cdcd, efef, etc., or aabb, ccdd, eeff, etc. However, if the poem is REALLY funny and has that rhyme scheme, it will probably/definitely win.

Do I need to be a good poet to win? You only have to be the best poet alive.

Am I serious about this? Definitely. The winner will be announced at the Some Blind Alleys Christmas Party, December 5, at Le Cirk, at 8 p.m.

What makes me think I can judge poetry? What makes you think you can write poetry?

*Sadly, the poem will not stay on the main column after publication. This is probably good news for the winner, because it means it will not affect the poem’s eligibility to be published in the New Yorker, where it will no doubt end up.

Winter Supersuits


What do Superheroes wear when the weather turns chilly? Knitted costumes of course, as knitted by Mark Newport. My favourite are the ones he made up himself, could be called ChristmasJumperMan or AranSweaterman!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Brainbelt exhibition!




















I just got back from hanging my work for the brainbelt exhibition and am really excited about it all! There's some really great stuff on show. You guys should try to come along if you can. Its on tonight, wednesday (...I posted this tuesday night to make it all more confusing). Bring your friends! Hope to see you all there!



Ready for ZINE 2?

I said to Claire i'd edit the ZINE 2.
If anybody wants to co-edit, two is better than one!

So far:
Theme: In these shoes.
A6 (tiny, but cute!)
14 pages, B/W.
Colour cardboard cover
I would like to include three texts, either by us or from writer friends. We can illustrate them.

Please, post a commment if you are interested.

French Film Festival at the IFI


French Film Festival at the IFI
Programme


This is also from the Storytelling exhibition. Quite straightforward: lines (in your hands, in your face, in a book, on a drawing) tell stories.

Beautifully balanced


NICK OBERTHALER

Monday, November 9, 2009

Storysketch Project


in association with the Narrative Arts Club
20.00, Tuesday 17th November, 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.

€6 regular admittance
€2 with concession (your concession is your story or your sketchpad)

We're expecting a nice crowd so best to arrive early.
Post a comment if you'd be interested in attending.

groundburst

























Here's a poster I did for 'groundburst' for their ep launch gig, happening on the 12th (this thursday) in the twisted pepper. The album artwork follows the same style. If any of you are about come along! You get a free ep on the door!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Storytelling Exhibition ; Return to Oz




































My three pieces all surround the 1985 childrens film 'Return to Oz'. Its a dark sequel to The Wizard of Oz based on two books by L Frank Baum, 'Ozma of Oz' and 'The Marvelous Land of Oz'. It is set in the future where dorothy goes back to Oz. It has been destroyed and taken over & she has to save the people and their city. I love this film! It really reminds me of my childhood and its kind of scary but magical. I love designing with typography. Most of my work is typographical and when thinking of storytelling i thought of words & letters floating around & it would suit to use type as my medium.
Key to Oz; The key to oz is what dorothy finds on her farm and this summons her back to oz at the beginning of the story.
Emerald City; Is my version of the emerald city, a future version, a third version.
12; is the amount of times the wheelers (very scary humanoid dudes with wheels and wires hanging out of them) appear in the main chase scene with them and dorothy.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fri 6th - Thurs 12th - If anybody is in Galway over the next week..check out Tulca


Our Need For Consolation Is Impossible To Satiate

TULCA - an annual Galway season of contemporary visual art. Featuring local and international exhibitions, unexpected live-art performances and discussions & talks with artists with admission free to all events.

TULCA 2009 will take place in venues throughout Galway City including:
Galway Arts Centre | Galway Museum | Fairgreen Building | St. Nicholas Church | Galway University Hospital | 126

www.tulca.ie



Tinderbox Show and Tell


A little request
Can everyone who took part in the Storytelling exhibition post their work up with a little description (rationale / story / concept / process / idea / technique). There is a slide show on it's way of pictures from the Storytelling weekend. (Thanks to Toma)

Contributors were:
Michael Cawley, Noirin Collins, Michelle Cunningham, Gareth Foley, Claire Gallagher, Elida Maiques, Elida Maiques and Eoghan Carroll, Damien Martin, Sean McGarr, Denise Nestor, Jacqueline O'Neill, Lee Pitman, Emma Rowe and Frances Tyrrell

Its Very Future


It's Very Future
Nice things, retro things, interesting things, funny things....

Group Exhibition


The Irish Guild of Illustrators are proud to announce the opening of a new group exhibition. The show will contain unique prints of work from the last 12 months by 30 members of the IGI. The show will run in conjunction with OFFSET 2009 from Monday 4th – Monday 11th November in Solus bar on Camden Street.

Venue: Solas Bar, Camden Street. Click here for map

Joeseph Crocker



Joseph Crocker

Last chance


WIN €500 with Some Blind Alleys Banner Competition
Sorry to post this for a THIRD time, but I think you should all give it a go! Deadline is next TUESDAY the 10th November. Good luck!

Brainbelt 001 show!!


















This is the exhibition I told some of you about. Its launching next wednesday. Would love to see you all there!  There are a couple more tinderboxers taking part too. Come along for the free wine if nothing else! : )