So basically I haven’t been very lucky with my keys before. I had a problem. Well if you can call it a problem…ha! Everything began in 2009 September.I started 2nd year of Uni and moved in with a few people . I was happy to live away from home, until about a few weeks after when I realised that I can’t hold on to my keys properly. Oh how many times I have left my keys. I remember I used to take everything, my Ipod, my money, my phone, even my lighter….but not keys (of course I had lucky days too lol).
Perhaps now you are thinking, so whats the problem, why your housemates wouldn’t let you in? I Have no idea how come, but every time I used to leave my key, my housemates (yes all 3 of them) were either away on holiday, or working in a different town , or visiting family in a different city etc. One day was especially bad, I ran to the shop to buy some gas, and just 2 sec after I closed the door i realised I left my keys ,TV,laptop and the candle in the house. That night I had to stay at my friends house , the next morning I had to walk in the rain for 40 min, to get the spare key from the agency. It was the last time I EVER Left my keys. I thought I need to put a stop on this bad habit.
So what happened basically I decided to draw a series of keys, illustrate them and that way I Will never ever forget my keys, and it actually worked! From now on my drawings of keys are on the walls …everywhere, so every time I leave the house I see these illustrations and I remember my keys all the time.
So this is my Happy ever after…
(Feel free to share your key stories lol)
Hey Just a few photos from our trip to London, though I will post them here just so this blog would have a bit more personal feel to it lol . I’m sure you know what’s in the first photo, beautiful Big ben. In the second photo is my friend
Gareth and me just before a night out taking some pics in the metro station- Classy lol, and the 3rd one – us again…what can I say! London was really good and I am going to make a video from all the photos I took, hopefully will be finished shortly and I will publish it here, keep checking ;)
Love to draw and create stuff? Then check this free application for you iphone or ipod touch. It has all the basic tools for simple doodles, just when pen and paper is not available or you have a long journey on the bus.I Found this application really simple to use, you can edit colours with RGB, select size of the pen, fill, erase, stuff etc. It’s really class the way you can draw with your fingers, it’s really easy to control the line and draw some quick doodles, give it a try and let me know what you think, when its free you just can’t beat it, a must have for every creative person. Please send me your doodles and I will upload them here;) and for now Have a look at my first try :))
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This is a double spread layout that I created for the University project, we had to interview Illustrator/artist Oliver Jeffers and then create an article about him and publication design layout. I looked at some of his books and tried to find a simmilar type that he uses, I noticed that he likes to use quite a lot of blue colour in his paintings , so the paint marks on the page kind of goes well with his illustrations. The whole idea of the layout was to come across between Book, Art, and illustration. The spray paint gives that art kind of look, the typewriter font creates the old vintage,hand made book effect, and the logo ‘Oliver Jeffers’ at the top has illustrative feel to it. Tell me what you think. X
oliver jeffers layout
Recently (on the 7th of november) me and my uni mates attended OFFSET graphic design after party in association with GRAFIK magazine which took place in Dublin ‘Twisted Pepper’ night club, the whole event was really cool and I was really impressed, there were 4 rooms of audiovisual treats, Donal Dineen in the stage room, Synth Eastwood, Dublin Streets, and The Small Print in the café, Bodytonic in the basement and more fun in the Mezzanine. There was drawing on the walls, and on the glass with these special markers, loads of great graphic designers and illustrators to share your interests and great music for a wee dance in between! We had a really great time so have a look at the photos and tell me what you think!
The project for my university, we had to create a match box that represents something about ourselves. So I created a little house, that has stairs, a wardrobe with some clothes and shoes lol (passion for fashion), and a few people waiting downstairs for a birthday party and my cat of course!!