News/Blog Category: Creativity

Unisex clothes for kids

posted on 2nd Apr 2019

There was a big buzz last month when Zippy Kidstore launched their HAPPY Ungendered Collection. Every clothing item in the collection can be worn by both boys and girls from 3 to 14 years old. Zippy highlights that the colours are what makes the collection special. Each colour is used to represent a personality and each clothing item... Gimme More »

Bringing Digital Art to Life

posted on 25th Mar 2019

Bringing Digital Art to Life When we think of the traditional methods of painting and the necessary tools that artists need to work their craft we think of brushes and paint, canvases and paper. And for me, much of the mood and magic in painting happens when you dip your brush in the paint, lift it to the canvas and the image that you see in... Gimme More »

Less grey, more play… Dublin Canvas

posted on 27th Feb 2019

Injecting colour and energy into our streets, transforming the city’s landscape and bringing the joy of art to the people… Dublin Canvas is a community art project that delivers on so many levels. The project takes previously dull public spaces and transforms them into works of art. Showcasing the talents of people from all walks of life.... Gimme More »

Don’t let your eyes deceive you

posted on 25th Feb 2019

Everybody meet Imma, a beautiful Japanese girl. She's fashionable, popular and going viral on Instagram and Twitter. She's taking the fashion industry by storm. You may be wondering... So what?! Just another fashionista. She isn't though. She's something else, something that you can't tell by the photos. She is, in fact, not real. MIND... Gimme More »

How to Paint a Portrait

posted on 12th Feb 2019

One of my favourite programs kicked off on Sky Arts this week and it's well worth a watch whether you are an artist or not. Sky Arts 'Portrait Artist of the Year' invites professional and amateur artists to produce a portrait painting of famous sitters. The panel of judges select the eventual winner through several rounds where they will receive... Gimme More »

Dinner violation for Rafa Nadel – Integrated branding

posted on 1st Feb 2019

Anyone sitting on their couch down-under watching the Australian Open tennis final on channel 9 last Sunday would have been very surprised to see in the middle of a break between games that Rafa Nadal seemed to order takeout! Strewth, what’s that fella doing? It was, in fact, a very clever “integrated” television... Gimme More »

Grammar Vigilante

posted on 14th Jan 2019

Whilst graphic designers aren't the best spellers in the world, they're known for being sticklers for detail. One of our greatest flaws is never being able to switch off. When out and about there could be any number of design crimes that make our hearts sink, our brows furrow and our eyes twinge! Thankfully, there's a hero among us - The Grammar... Gimme More »

A rebrand that didn’t beat the clock

posted on 11th Jan 2019

Toys "R" Us was an international toy company founded in April 1948 and went into bankruptcy in 2018. Before its demise, the design studio Lippincott was brought on board to refresh the identity in the hope of bringing it back to life and help it compete against the growing competition. The project encompassed a new look that aimed to unify Toys... Gimme More »

All in a Name

posted on 7th Jan 2019

Arriving back at Dublin airport after your travels is never easy, especially when you have left the winter sunshine behind only to be replaced with the ever-present dull grey skies of Dublin. But something did manage to lift my spirits (momentarily at least!) while making the journey home after Christmas. The exhibition ‘All in a Name’ is... Gimme More »

Christmas Cards from the Edge

posted on 19th Dec 2018

Shut up and shift me
Christmas time - soooomething, sooomething and wine! Tomorrow (the 20th) is the deadline for sending cards to your Irish pals (you are far too late for your friends out foreign. Forget them. They left you.) With that in mind, let’s have a look at the good, the bad and the tacky Christmas cards that our own Irish designers have created to satisfy... Gimme More »