“This is an idea I had for a children’s book showing Dublin landmarks as seen by Paddy Pigeon and his sidekick Colin. Colin Pigeon. I get ideas when I do the morning walk. Always. Has to be a circuitous walk. I don’t have anything as formal as a sketchbook, that’s far too organised for me. So I scribble on the back of an envelope. Bring the envelope home, scan it, do it again, then again, then sit down with my pencil and my vast array of lovely Dr. Martin’s inks and get to it. I tweet while I wait for layers of ink to dry. “
The second by William Doherty, a final year student at NCAD [National College of Art and Design]
“I try and bridge the gap between art and design in my work and I think my work falls somewhere between the two. I work in 3D as often as I can and start a lot of my projects exploring how I can make something physical which can be frustrating sometimes when most graphic design has to work at a 2D level.”
“This cover explores a new form of land art I am using in my work, which I call ‘Typebography’. I’m not a big fan of the usual Paddy’s Day themed designs, I created an alternative Irish theme design using the land as my canvas. My work has recently been inspired by Seamus Heaney’s poems and his interest in Ireland’s bog. His poem Boglands and one line in-particular “Our unfenced country is bog” led me to explore using the bog in my work. This cover links two of my interests by using the bog, which holds 10,000 years of Ireland’s history and the typography of the Le Cool logo.”
“This cover is based on all those unfortunate times my iPod has died or one earphone has stopped working on the bus home. I usually get caught with the school run, so this is a collection of different conversations/words talking over each other that I’ve wrote down on the bus in last few weeks.”
“This cover was designed specially for The Food Issue. The idea behind it was to create a dream I had when I was unfortunate enough to contract Swine Flu three years ago. I could see food ﬂoating around my bedroom and I was convinced my legs were chicken drumsticks and that I was in The White House. It was a good time.”
This cover is from a personal project I have been working on called “Schadenfreude” which is a German word for a feeling of joy derived from the misfortunes of others. A feeling I think everybody is guilty of at some point in some small way. I like it because it is evil at its most pointless.
The second Le Cool Dublin 2014 covers competition winner.
Laurence O’Byrne came up with this concept – referencing the Anthony Burgess novel A Clockwork Orange. It was a great idea – and simply just about creating a piece with a visually interesting aesthetic.