PJ Lynch on Harry Clarke
Jun12

PJ Lynch on Harry Clarke

The National Gallery of Ireland has been given a wonderful gift of of ten superb original colour illustrations by Harry Clarke (1889-1931) which were executed for Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Fairy Tales’, published in 1916 by Harrap & Co. in London. The jewel-like colour illustrations, all in pristine condition, have been in a private collection since the 1920s. They were recently purchased and presented as a...

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The broadsheet
Jun12

The broadsheet

Some recent from Illustrators Ireland  member, Alé Mercado. The broadsheet #9, it’s printed in two inks (black and a fluorescent pink) on uncoated stock. It is fully illustrated using digital techniques to resemble charcoal and scraperboard drawings. The Broadsheet series are directed by Mary Butler and coordinated by Niamh Finn in the Arts Office Kilkenny County Council. This year’s editor was Yvonne Cullen. The design concept...

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National Gallery illustration course – teenagers
Jun10

National Gallery illustration course – teenagers

The National Gallery is running a short illustration course for teenagers, put together by this year’s participants on their Transition Year Programme and inspired by the current exhibition of Harry Clarke’s illustrations. Participants will get to work with professional illustrators to develop their skills of storytelling through art, looking at sequential drawing, storyboarding, comic books, graphic novels and other...

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Gutenberg’s Quarterly
Jun09

Gutenberg’s Quarterly

The G’sQ is a new quarterly magazine concern on illustration and illustrators showing their ways of life, studios, workspaces, pets, meals, and, of course, their work. Check it out...

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ncad graduation 2009
Jun08

ncad graduation 2009

NCAD College in Dublin is currently showing its latest design graduates. Here’s some examples of the illustration work. Anna Fitzpatrick Laura Colgan Eva Jane Hogan While the show is not top heavy in Illustration it’s well worth a look at some of the fresh new talent, this is just a taster of some of the excellent work, and my tip is to have a look at the graduates portfolios. The exhibition runs from the 6th June to the...

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