John Berger, Ways of Seeing—2019
John Berger’s Ways of Seeing (1972) offered an idea to see and know the world differently.
'The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled,' he wrote. Since the publishing of this text Berger's ideas have had a profound influence of the understanding of art and image. The idea of this text is that looking is a political act or possibly a historically constructed process. This zine looks at the second chapter of the text which focuses on the male gaze. This topic is explored visually through the use of juxtaposing imagery. The use of a monotone blue creates a relationship between the contrasting images which makes reference to Berger's idea in this chapter.
Typeface—Helvetica Neue, Glossy Display.
Identity Design, Print &
Girls Club is aimed at young women aged 18-25 years old. This club aims to create a network of like-minded young women, to engage, connect and inspire. Girls club offers an archive of printed material, articles, podcasts and videos that are particularly exciting and interesting. Girls club has a specific focus creating a network of women, encouraging women to self-educate, events are focused around art, culture and design. Girls Club has a monthly Zine subscription offering topics related to events like beauty culture, the power of art therapy and hip–hop culture and camp!
Typeface—Druk, Canela, Helvetica & Glossy Display
Visit the website here: girlsclub.club/
A selection of analog and digital illustrations over the past year.
Dublin School of Creative Arts
Identity Design , Print &
The annual TU, Dublin graduate show is the highlight of the academic year and this new website represents the culmination of many years of full-time study and gives our students the opportunity to showcase the results of their imagination, hard work and creative skills.
As students, we are working in a critical moment in time. The world we are immersed in is one that is plagued with political, environmental and societal issues. As creatives we may not have the ability to save the world but, utilising our craft as our voice, we do have the ability to respond to a multitude of issues that anger, motivate and inspire us. Through a certain level of ambiguity in our work, we can spark conversations, form opinions and inspire action.
Typeface—Akzidenz Grotesk, Univers
Home Babies–The Lost Children of Tuam is a visual exploration of the horrifying events which happened at the mother and baby home in Tuam, Co.Galway and the mindset in Ireland as a nation towards babies born out of wedlock. This project unveils the story of the 796 infants and children who are the victims at the centre of this scandal. The design solution takes the form of a book which brings the reader through the story at a solemn pace gradually revealing the depth of the scandal.
For over 35 years children born into the Tuam mother and baby home were mistreated, malnourished and buried in unconsecrated ground. Their remains were hidden in an unused septic tank and forgotten by Irish society. The cover is case bound in black linen, as black is the colour of mourning and the opposite to the white covers we associate with children’s first holy communion books. On the cover, there is a blind embossment of the burial site at Tuam where the remains of the babies were found. The surrounding rectangle signifies the boundaries of the home around the burial site and references the quote from the book ‘you dared not leave’.
The embossment is quiet and almost not there at first glance, hidden just like the burial plot. The book lays within a black linen clamshell case, the dark secrets of the mother and baby home hidden inside. The 796 children's names who died under the care of the Bon Secour sisters are gathered onto a delicate paper stock. The stock is lighter, more delicate and almost translucent. On these pages, the children's names lay in rows on top of each other just as they were buried, one on top of the other.
This project was awarded a Merit by the International Society of Typographic Designers in April 2019.
Aspie–Empowering women with
Aspie–A series of relatable zines aimed to empower young women with Aspergers Syndrome. Women on the spectrum are a subculture within a subculture, Aspie gives a platform to these women and allows them to have a voice and connect with other women with the same issues. Issue 1 looks at the senses, within topics like romantic relationships, maintaining friendships, gender issues and sensory issues are discussed.
Typeface—Young Sans & Avenir
Dublin Food Co–Op—2017
Identity Design, Print, Digital
Identity design for a member owned co–operative market in Dublin.
Typeface—Open Sans, Verala