Illustrations from Irish creative Lauren O’Neill. The alternative music poster is amazing and I just noticed her clever web site name.
100/100 is a collaboration project between SB Studio, 100 illustrators, designers and Artists, and The Liverpool Craft Beer Co. Each of the 100 beer names was chosen from 1,000 suggested names by the public and the labels illustrated by one of the chosen 100 designers. All funds raised by this project are in aid of Art Fund. Check out the site below for the rest.
A new project commissioned by PIVOT Dublin called ‘Make Shape Change’ which was put together to ‘promote wider acceptance and use of design as a tool for positive change’. At the crux of this project is the best animation I’ve seen since ‘Back to the Start’. Although also directed and designed by Johnny Kelly this one is written by Scott Burnett and produced by Ali Grehan. The simple forms follow through on the web site which is an outlet for young people to find out more about design in everyday life. This looks like it’s the start of something really great.
A new series of abstract images of light by UK photographer Michael Taylor will be released on the 7th of May. The series was made at a fairground in southern France, capturing the rides with long exposures to create some really interesting moving light photography. Michael Taylor has many more images from other projects on his site below.
I saw this over on Nialler9 last week and I’ve had it on repeat all weekend. So early but I doubt anything else will beat this for song of the year. It’s by a Cork based Irish musician who goes by the moniker of Talos and accompanied by yet another emotionally charged video from Feel Good Lost, who have been mentioned a few times on Surface & Surface before namely the recent video for Hozier, Take me to the Church. Tethered Bones is the only song I could find by Talos so far but really looking forward to what comes next. You can watch the video or just listen to the song on the soundcloud link below.
Another year over and another Offset, 5th one this year. So many amazing projects and ideas from very talented people. I’ve put together a few images from some of the stand out speakers for me. If you’ve never been to Offset before and like the stuff on this site you should give it a go next year if you get a chance.
Bjørn Rune Lie, Norwegian illustrator.
Richard Mosse, Irish Photographer.
Maser, Irish Artist.
Jon Burgerman, British Artist.
Jessica Walsh, American Designer and one half of Sagmeister & Walsh.
I Love Dust, multi-disciplinary studio in South of England.
Detail, Irish Graphic Designers.
Christ Judge, Irish Illustrator.
Now and Then is a series by a group of anonymous photographers who document the gradual decay of an abandoned school in Detroit. Each year book photo is superimposed over the existing condition. Detroitrubex have been exploring and documenting abandoned homes, schools, churches, and hospitals of Detroit in a effort to examine and understand the complicated history of the city. You can find loads more images from this and other projects on their site below.