Tag Archives: Le Cool Dublin

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The first cover by Dublin-based, strange-fingered press photograpaher Mark Stedman, of the Photocall Ireland agency.

Mark sez:

“I came across this discarded mirror near my house. It looked a bit sad but I saw some potential. I think it’s actually still there. D8 is great for illegal dumping…”

FIGHT!

This week’s le Cool Dublin issue

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Stealing Raisins.

By Dublin illustrator Jessica Rooney-Deane.

Jessica sez,

“As a child I used to love baking scones with my granny and loved it even more when I could eat most of the raisins when she wasn’t looking.
I usually start with a few detailed sketches till I’m happy with the final image. Then if i’m making it out of paper, like this cover, I’ll bring it into illustrator, make the sketch into vectors and separate the colours. I’ll then cut the pieces out and put them all together as the final image and photograph it. I usually add more handmade touches such as the flour and pen details that I used here to bring it to life a bit more. This process usually involves a lot of tea drinking and some procrastination due to a numb finger from cutting paper.”

This week’s Le Cool Dublin issue

A chat with Jessica

Thanks Kate Le Cool

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‘Hellfire’

A second Le Cool Dublin cover by Dublin-based illustrator Lauren O’Neill. Following her acclaimed ‘Malone Rouge‘ spot from last week

Lauren sez:

“Like most Wexford children I grew up terrified of the Legend of Loftus Hall. Then, when I moved to Dublin, I learned that the same thing allegedly happened up here in the Hellfire Club. Had to feel bad for the Devil at that point, touring around Leinster in his bare feet, losing at cards. I assume his game has improved since.”

This week’s Le Cool Dublin issue

A chat with Lauren

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Malone Rouge.

By Dublin-based illustrator Lauren O’Neill,

Lauren sez

“Most of my stuff is character based, and since we’re focusing on Dublin I thought ‘Sure who’s more iconic than our Molly?’ I also like the controversy surrounding her. I suppose we’ll never know if she was just a humble fishmongers daughter or a lady of the night.”

FIGHT!

This week’s Le Cool Dublin issue.

A chat with Lauren

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Anyone for tennis?

A first Le Cool Dublin cover by art director and designer Sue Murphy, from Cobh, Co Cork, but currently based between New York and San Francisco.

Sue writes:

“This cover came from a pattern I did for the US Open Sessions, a mammoth project I worked on at the advertising agency Ogilvy for IBM. To promote IBM’s involvement with the US Open (all that data you see on screen when watching the tennis? Yep that’s them) we created music out of tennis data and hosted a live concert on the cloud.”

“We collaborated with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem (fan-girling!) and TOOL of North America to create an algorithm, website, songs generating for each game and even 187 unique track covers. It’s quite a mouthful, this video explains it a little more.”

This week’s Le Cool Dublin

A Chat with Sue

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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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A first Le Cool Dublin cover for Tipperary-born, Dublin-based illustrator and designer Elizabeth Burgess.

She loves lamp.

Elizabeth sez,

“I moved up in August after graduating last year from Visual Communications in LSAD [Limerick School of Art and Design]. When I create 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 was really inspired by the lamp posts in Dublin for this lettering piece. They’re really ornate and beautiful….”

This week’s Le Cool Dublin issue

A chat with Elizabeth

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Sandycove.

By artist and brand designer Joanne Byrne,

Joanne sez:

I am a graphic designer from Dublin, where I worked for the last 10 years before moving to Paris last summer. I studied Visual Communications and Interactive Media at IADT, [Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin] While living and working in Sandycove over the last few years I have been amazed by how drastically the landscape changes depending on the light and tides, I wanted to capture some of these variations…

This Week’s Le Cool Dublin Issue

A chat with Joanne

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By illustrator, designer and Le Cool Cover Competition winner, Lorraine Monagle.

Lorraine, co-founder of the Crying in the Textiles Toilets’ facebook page, writes:

When I was in NCAD [National College of Art and Design], most of my work consisted of 3D compositions made from old wood. Now that I consider myself more of an illustrator, I’ve tried to take that interest in compositions, texture and colour, and translate it into digital. The piece (above) is also a nod to 1960s Graphic Design and the Memphis style, which i’m obsessed with!

This week’s Le Cool Dublin issue

A chat with Lorraine