The second Le Cool Dublin cover (this was the first) from Tipperary born Elizabeth Burgess, a graphic designer and illustrator based in Dublin.

Elizabeth sez,

“First I’ll do lots and lots of research, I’m a bit of a mood board queen! Then I’ll start sketching and putting all my ideas together. Once I’m finally happy with a sketch I’ll scan it on to my computer and finish it up in illustrator. I love playing with texture and colours so I make a lot of swatches for every piece I do.. My inspiration for the cover was spring – also I’m a sucker for optical illusions!”


This week’s Le Cool Dublin issue

A chat with Elizabeth

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This week Apple launched its beta update iOS8.3, featuring a redesigned emoji keyboard with ethnically diverse skin tones for your smileys based on the Fitzpatrick scale – a dermatology standard adopted by the Unicode Consortium.

Other changes include same-sex and childless couple icons, plus an extra 300 non-human characters.